The picture do not do them justice for some reason.
They are dark like the picture, but more uniform in color, even with the shine reflecting the light.
The size is constant all through.
They are big enough to use in many project, and delicate enough to look very feminine.
Around 81 beads/strand.
I wanted to make the Fuchsia Pearl silver necklace that was featured with this item. The pearls were a dark and vibrant fuchsia. The pearls I received were much lighter and dull looking. Was very disappointed and won't be making the necklace after all. I'm thinking of returning the pearls.