Price listed is for 6 strand (1200) of beads. These are approximately 6mm vintage Japanese blue turquoise glass beads. There are approximately 200 beads per strand for a total of approximately 1200 beads. Some 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, color and shape of these beads may vary slightly. The strand lengths may vary giving you more or less strands but, the same quantity of beads.