This necklace is actually quite the treasure. This necklace is vintage 70s which makes it over 40 years old. This necklace has 12 strands and it is 38 inches long. For this to have survived this long and to still be intact is amazing. Makes me wonder where it has really been most of the time because I have single strand seed bead necklaces hanging in my closet and I have lost several of them with something catching on them, and I am always in a hurry of course, and they snap - beads everywhere. Colors are soft and nice aquas and ivory.