This gorgeous necklace was made in Taxco, Mexico. Taxco has been the center of jewelry production for many decades. The main part of each link has a beautiful shape with deeply carved lines. Each one is embellished with three half beads, giving it dimension and the traditional look. The simple clasp at the end is almost hidden when you wear it. Most sterling silver is 925 but this one is marked 980 so it has more sterling than is necessary to meet the standard. Necklace is 17 3/4" long and a little over 1" wide. A piece of chain can be added to one side for a little more length. Necklace weighs about 85 grams and is in excellent condition. There are a couple of minor flaws but remember that this is a handmade piece of jewelry. It is quite impressive and I am sure you will have many compliments when you wear it.