This necklace is a show stopper. I hand stitch each diamond using nylon thread, Czech glass beads and Japanese seed beads. I emboss the larger matte gold links with a square of Czech glass and Swarovski pearl beads. It feels like an opulent renaissance necklace but less fussy and more modern. Because it is mostly glass and thread it is a light and easy wearing necklace. I finished the necklace with an ornate gold plate box clasp from India. The necklace is 18.5 inches but wears closer to a 16 inch.