Several shapes and apparences are distinguished :
- lebu : long hexagonal carnelian or agate bead which gives its name to the necklace. The biggest pair, or the biggest ones, are positioned at the bottom part.
- gara or garya : short cylindrical non-faceted carnelian or agate bead. Mostly used as spacers between lebu beads.
- rinyo lebu : diamond shape bead, usually positioned towards the middle section of the row.