"This collar is really neat-looking in person. The shells can be rearranged, as others have said, and the color is very cheerful. It is also, indeed, short enough to be an actual collar-type necklace, which was neat--it ended up being about like on the model, where it hits right around the hollow of the throat on the middle-to-start of the chain. The only reason I didn't keep it was because I found it too irritating on my overly-delicate skin. If you are a tougher woman, get it!"