As with many handmade items, I assumed this piece would be beautifully crafted but diminutive in size. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this necklace in person for the first time. I purchased it as a gift for my mom, and she raved about how beautiful it is from the moment she opened the box. My mom is a small lady but the necklace does not overwhelm her when she wears it. The medallion is quite substantial, and the long strand it hangs from is equally well-made and impressive. If you are not a fan of long necklaces, then this one probably is not for you but if you like your jewelry to make a statement, this necklace screams "Look at me!"
The main problem with it is that the medallion flips around all the time and it isn't fully coated on the back. Also there seemed to be some missed spots on the necklace part as well. It was a bulkier and bigger than I expected. Medallion is about as big around as a can of Progresso soup.