This 1 1/2" long scorpion is a real taxidermy animal that died of natural causes and was placed carefully in resin with colored dye to help preserve it and then it was made into a necklace. The scorpion color/species itself may vary in colors & the dye. Hangs on a black cord that can be extended. Scorpion's are sacred to many deities and are seen as symbols of passion, transformation, and rebirth. The ancient Egyptians believed the scorpion spirit as a potent guardian for souls moving from one world to the next. This necklace can be worn as an amulet or talisman.