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 the 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, she hand picks her stones (she is VERY particular!) and strings her pieces one by one. I call this piece a "grey smoke' tourmaline which is not a technical name but I think it's the perfect name for the color, this is such a shiny lovely piece. It hangs beautifully from a brown 16" nylon cord and can be worn for everyday or special occasions. This piece of tourmaline measures approx. 1cm x .5cm and includes a sterling silver lobster style clasp. The piece is as you see in photos - if you want to see more photos just email me.