I am always looking for a nice Christmas gift for my wife. When this came in the mail, I was a little nervous that it wouldn't fit the bill. I was pleasantly surprised... My wife originally wanted a pearl choker, but since this necklace is so long, she can loop it around and wear it as a choker, or loose as a longer necklace. It's a great peice and a wonderful addition to her collection of fine jewelry - and of course, you can't beat the price! Overall, great buy.