My husband recently returned home from Malawi, Africa with a bag full of beautiful handmade beads. He found these is a small ceramic shop. They were made by a few of the locals. These heart beads are around 1/2" (some are a little larger and some a little smaller) and have a 2mm hole. They aren't perfect but they are special and one of a kind. There are 10 beads in this listing and they are brownish black.