the it is well medallion is 1” long, & made in America. Each piece is hand polished. Then each medallion is put together by hand. Since the medallions are handmade & hand polished you can expect different polish patterns on the medallions. You are more than welcomed to request photos of the current batch prior to purchase. This necklace comes wrapped in a jewelry box. This necklace is not meant to be worn in the water or during any "wet" activities. Remove the necklace before bed to prolong the life span of the piece.