Purple Candy Jade Chip Beads is not actual jade but is a hard stone (marble or similar stone) that is permanently dyed for jewelry use. "Candy" colors (almost looks like bubblegum but don't eat them) are used to generate beautiful jewelry for those with an extreme color fetish. These beads are 5-12mm stone chip beads. Thread hole size can vary but is generally between 0.8 to 1mm diameter.
Strands are sold as temporarily strung. Strands are approximately 16" and can vary +/- 0.5".