Empire Crystalline Necklace is so much more that what you see. For starters, the name “Empire” comes from New York State, aka the “empire state.” Crystalline denotes the Herkimer Quartz crystals seen in this necklace. Herkimer Quartz is very durable and comes from upstate New York. For years many people bought “Herkimer Diamonds” in reality they were buying quartz. It is easy to understand this deception because the quartz crystals are “double-terminated.” This gives the appearance of sparkling diamonds. Red Spinel and Black Onyx beads have been added to the quartz, for an amazing look. Think about all the fun you will have when you wear this beauty. Not only that, you now are knowledgeable on the this type of quartz. Definitely a conversation starter! Necklace length is 17 inches long and finished off with sterling silver clasp and jumpring.