Of all my Saskia pieces, (and I have dozens), this one gets possibly the heaviest use. I wear a lot of black, and the combination of the black beads and brass, is a perfect complement to an outfit. It can be dressed up or down, depending on earrings - I often pair it with gold hoops. But I also love being able to wear it as a bracelet. It's such a clever design, and I think of this necklace as one of my "go to's." Thanks, Saskia!