Price listed is for eight strands of beads. These are approximately 10mm vintage Japanese topaz glass beads. There are approxiately 148 beads per strand giving you a total of approximately 1184 beads. THESE MAY SHIP LOOSE AS THE KNOTS ON MOST ARE IMPOSSILBE TO UNTIE. The vintage Japanese beads are shipped with a powder coating to help prevent scratching. Most of these beads still have the powder coating (with some having more than others). These will just need to be rinsed off. The size and shape of these beads may vary slightly.