This is one fabulous necklace. It has a simple but elegant design. What is surprising about it is the high quality and the over-all look of the piece. It is so beautiful and so well plated that it could be mistaken for the real thing. The diamante rhinestones are bright and sparkling so who's to know that it isn't real? I am not telling...are you? Beneditto Panetta was trained to make jewelry in gold with real stones. But when he established his own business he chose to make costume jewelry. However, all of the skills he had learned he applied to his own designs. So now the jeweler to the rich and famous was making jewelry that was affordable for everyone. This necklace is about 16 5/8" long and 3/4" wide at the widest part. It has a push-in clasp and a safety clasp. It is in excellent condition with little or no wear.