The gold plated silver caps are considered part of the bead when measuring bead length. So the bead length is measured from the tip of the silver cap, across the Tulsi and to the tip of the opposite gold plated silver cap, like the below image illustrated. The image is zoomed in for ease of viewing. It is not life-sized. Each bead can be approx 4.75-6mm
There can be variances from necklace to necklace in the exact sizes of the Tulsi beads. The size of the gold plated silver caps and the amount of silver in the necklace determines the size classification of the nacklace more than the size of the Tulsi itself.
Customer questions & answers
Q: Is this real gold plated, or gold tone metal plated?
A:It is real gold plated sterling silver.It is real gold plated sterling silver.see less