margaret solow's pieces are timeless and elegant no matter what is happening in fashion at the moment. I love her simplicity and so happy she never strays from that.. Her pieces are cherished in Japan and all over the globe for their quality and unfailing beauty. Margaret makes everything by hand in her studio, her gems are never heated or subjected to chemical cleaning, they are in their natural state. Her pieces are strung one by one. The herkimer diamond is found in a town called Herkimer in New York State. I like the fact that they are found here because as you may or may not know, many of those lovely crystals we all love are not found in USA. This hexagonal shape measures approx. 1cm x 1cm, it simply hangs on an 16" brown nylon cord and features a sterling silver lobster style clasp. The herkimers are called a 'diamond' because they are the strongest of the quartz crystals. The piece is as you see in photos - if you want to see more photos just email me.