I had read the other reviews so I knew what to expect. The length of cord was perfect for me, though may not be for a male who might need a longer cord. I also am careful what kind of shirt or sweater I wear it with because, yes, "crown of thorns" has little thorns that can get caught. But as for the work itself, it is beautiful and eyecatching. I get many compliments on it when I wear it. I like to wear it with something black so that the cord disappears and it looks like the crown is "floating". I have been very pleased with my purchase and the necklace.
One person complained that the pendant was too small. I think the size is perfect and I wouldn't want it any larger. The design causes it to poke me on occasion and grab my shirt but it's not a big deal. Maybe just enough to serve as a reminder of what it is, a Crown of Thorns.