The very large red Tauga beads are an excellent alternative to elephant ivory, tagua (tä'gwä) nuts are also known as "vegetable ivory." Their use promotes industry in rain forest countries like Ecuador and prevents valuable rain forest resources from being destroyed. They are dyed numerous colors and polished to a lustrous sheen. A statement necklace coordinated with black Ashanti disc beads from West Africa, black and white Krobo beads, white bone beads, a silver plated lobster clasp with a 4" chain extender to make longer if you would like. The shortest length is 19 1/2". The longest length is 23 1/2".