The piece is one stunning piece of abalone or paua shell. The Entire art piece measures about 2.25 inches x 2.50 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 a seahorse to keep her company, you will even see a pearl bead in a clam shell 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 and has a hand verdigris! This piece hangs from a beautiful antique brass tone chain that attaches with a lobster clasp . The chain length is 20 inches with a 2 inch extender.