|Margaret Solow has been a favorite with me for so many years, and I always love her pieces, I treasure them and when jewelry styles come and go I ALWAYS love to wear her pieces. I think they are like that for everyone! Margaret hand selects her gemstones one-by-one. She has a distinct Japanese following because of her very amazing choice of clear stones, that being said, these are natural stones so they all have slight imperfections and that's a good thing.. it's NATURE! Margaret strings her lovely stones onto an 18" brown cord and uses a silver 'lobster' clasp. The stone itself is approx. approx. just over 1cm x 1cm. The amethyst stone is beautifully deep purple.