This is an interesting freshwater choker, there are 5 strands of 17 inches of freshwater pearls. They tighten up as you twist them and they make a lovely 16 inch choker. Perfect for that jeweled neck of that linen dress. There is a large pearl closure with an insert. You can make the necklace as tight or as loose as you would want. A lovely addition to your jewelry. You will use this set a lot. From the High Plains of Kansas. Pearls!