This 16-18" necklace features a large sterling silver recast of an antique French first communion souvenir medal AND some truly exquisite green Russian seraphinite beads. Seraphinite is mined in a limited area of Siberia, and is one of the most expensive semiprecious stones I've worked with so far. The pictures in no way do them justice. The smaller accent beads, chain, and all other findings are made of stainless steel for added durability and tarnish resistance. The set includes a matching pair of earrings.