I bought this necklace for a very creative, artistic friend of mine who likes to combine several necklaces at once. She has exquisite, expensive taste, so I hope she likes it as much as I do. It's as beautiful in person as in the photo. As shown in the picture, it is a bit longer than the description states, the necklace is about 22 inches and the pendant hangs below that. It definitely needs all that room, there's a lot of necklace here!