This beautiful Silver "Chakana" Pendant is handmade by the Artisans of Peru. The Pendant is intricately inlaid with segments of natural Chrysocolla often called Peruvian Turquoise. The Andean Cross Symbol referred to as "Chakana" is a sacred symbol of the ancient Inca civilization. It represents the four corners of the Inca World, the four directions and the four organizing principles of the universe. The Open design creates a elegant look and measures 1 1/4" The bale is 3mm in its opening and looks great both on beads or silver chains.