This piece looks like the gorgeous mermaid is resting on the rocks and shells and looking out over the sea toward the sunset ...perhaps dreaming about being human or finding a prince.... The piece is one stunning piece of abalone or paua from New Zealand. The Entire art piece measures about 1.75 inches x 2.75 inches across ( refer to photo with quarter to get an idea of size )...the abalone's color are stunning and seem to constantly change in the light! Then there are layers of real tiny assorted shells, a sliced shell that shows all its beautiful details , antique brass tone starfish to give it a 3 d look along with a treasure in a seashell...and yes even an awesome brass tone sea turtle to keep her company , with the pretty little mermaid in the center of it all.The mermaid is 1 and 3/8 inches in length and a beautiful antique brass with wonderful detail! This piece hangs from a beautiful antique brass tone chain that attaches with a lobster clasp . The chain is 20 inches with a 2 inch extender.