These luxury backgammon counters are made from Galalith,a traditional synthetic plastic created by mixing up milk casein and formaldehyde. Its name is derived from the Greek words 'gala' - Milk and 'lithos' - Stone. This results in a robust counter with a finish that is a really luxurious semi-opaque with a stunning depth of tone. This particular set is ivory and a deep red colour. It's hard to fault these exquisite counters, polished, balanced and sound wonderful when clashed together during play.