This pretty necklace would make a great first quality piece for a young girl, or a woman of any age. It is made from freshwater rice pearls with knots between (a sign of quality workmanship!) and a rose quartz pendant. Notice the consistent size of the pearls. Someone took a lot of care making this beautiful piece. The necklace measures 16 inches long, and can be adjusted 2 inches longer. The carved rose quartz pendant measures just shy of an inch in diameter. I took a magnet to the chain, and it didn't stick, so it is probably sterling. I'm not sure about the clasp, but it also looks to be sterling. The necklace that you see in the photo is the actual necklace you will receive.