Rows of heart and faceted beads alternate with rows of little chains, trimmed at the bottom with beads dangling from wirework and a small, ornate brass pendant set with a circle of gleaming white shell. The silver colored chain around the neck is 15 3/8 inches, so this piece will sit up high, suitable for a nice scoop-neck blouse or dress. As a secret, the back of the pendant is loosely hand-painted in blue and gold and set with a tiny, artificial turquoise. The central, focal part of the necklace is worked in delicate chain and the section that goes around the sides and back of the neck is heavier gauge, double-linked chain. The piece is fastened by a sturdy, screw-together clasp.