Arrow necklace is about 1″ in length, it's understated and very cute. According to Native American Tribes, the meaning of the single arrow indicated protection and defense. Arrows also signified direction, force, movement, power and direction of travel. When an arrow pointed to the left it meant warding off evil, pointing to the right meant protection and an arrow pointing down meant peace. Order on 16″ chain for the “shorter” (not quite choker) look or 18″ if you dig a little extra length. Also we can do the arrow pointing down just say thats what you want in your checkout notes! Now available in sterling or 24K gold vermeil (top quality gold plating over sterling that holds up well).