This necklace is hand made and is comprised of elongated pieces of mother-of-pearl. The average size is .75' X .25". They are all different colors and thickness. Some have tiny holes and what look like chips but this is their natural state. The birds on the other hand are dyed mother-of-pearl in an orange color and measure 1.25" in length. One bird has a chipped tail and another is missing an eye. All pieces are strung on wire. The length is 25". Because of the way it was stored it doesn't hang as perfectly as it should.