This is a lovely piece, perfect for bridal or a dressy event. It's a choker and before we go any further I should mention that it is 13 1/2" long x 1 1/4" high at the highest point. It is meant to fit around the neck as shown on the mannequin in the photos. But because most of us are not blessed with a very small neck, one could always add an extender to the back of the necklace. It fits me and I consider myself average, but I would still add a bit of length to it for comfort. It's a very elegant necklace, very Breakfast at Tiffany's. The stones are very pretty and many are still very bright, but there are also some darker stones. I think this adds to the vintage charm of the piece.