Taxco 980 signed jewels are always well made from the Spratling era. This is a shield design with a warmed with age turquoise cabochons. There is 17 inches of wearable length and each shield is 1.25in. tall. The weight is 68 grams heavy and has zero damage. The bottom beads around the necklace are open backed repousse with the rest of the construction being thick silver base. The design is striking when worn, just LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!