Details ~ Ruby Gold, aka Rubino Oro glass is made in Italy and is a special high end choice for lampworking as the red/pink shade is created by adding copious amounts of pure gold into the glass formula. It is one of my favorites :) The Absolute Jasmine collection is based on the use of white hemp for knotting, the first time I have used this color in many years of knotting, I usually go for black or darker colors. So this is a fresh new beginning with so many possibilities. Feels like a nice match for Baja inspired design work. The first glass color I pulled for this design is pure alpine white, a fun easily melted glass to work with, also made in Italy. Matched with Rubino Oro glass rod and frit for a deep color pop, and mixed in with lots of crystal encasements, the over-all design called for some fun shape-play. You will enjoy fondling and modeling these beauties in the sunshine, which is by the way where I always photograph my glass. Barrels, bell shapes, flattened drops, disks, rondelles, and lightly hand faceted organic shapes are all in the mix. Size - 22 inch strand, completely knotted. Beads range from 6-7mm in size to 24mm each (focals). Metal - yes, droplets of fine .999 silver here and there.