Many women have an affinity to the color black. Black camouflages curves, protrusions, and less-than-perfect angles. It is flattering to the wearer, quintessential to any wardrobe , and appropriate for most occassions. Comprised of faceted black spinel and sterling silver 925. The diameter of the gemstone is less than 1/2 inch, and the pendant length is less than one inch. The standard chain length is 16 inches (for average weight and height women 5'6), but you may request an 18" if you prefer a slightly longer chain. All metal is solid sterling silver 925.