A practical pendant! This 14k yellow gold charm is a fully-functional pull-out pencil! It was once likely one of many household tools that hung from a chatelaine, or decorative hook or clasp worn at the waist with a series of chains connected to practical baubles like this! This pencil measures about 1/4 inch wide and 2 1/8 inches (retracted) to 3 5/8 inches long (fully extended). The chain is not included, please inquire for options.