For all you nature people, let the world know what is important to you. This is a free floating pendant made with a slice of Mountain Laurel. Mountain Laurel is a very hard slow growing tree. A 1" slice is approximately 25 years old. Growth rings can be seen and counted on the slice. It takes 24 steps to make the slice of Mountain Laurel into something suitable for jewelry. The necklace is an 18" chocker with a clasp that screws together.