The evil eye symbol was first recorded over 5000 years ago in Mesopotamia. Throughout the Mediterranean and Asia cultures it is thought to protect the wearer against those who cast an evil eye. The eye stares back to keep the wearer safe. The pendant has a gold filled circle around a hammered pewter eye. The soldered antique brass chain is 2mm x 2.5mm, the pendant is 1 1/4" tall and 3/4" wide. On request, I will send in a burlap or organza gift bag. I recommend that you take remove your necklace before bathing or swimming.