This delightful sterling necklace has each link in the shape of a bird. It is all done in inlaid abalone with sterling lines to define the shapes. There are 12 birds along this necklace and, because they are all handmade they are all just a bit different. The colors are beautiful and catch the light. The necklace is just under 16" long and 3/4" wide. It was made in Taxco, the center for jewelry making for Mexico. Necklace weighs about 35 grams and is in excellent condition with one tiny bit of abalone missing on the beak of one bird - the third from the left end of the necklace. I have priced this accordingly.