Flowering Dogwood, both the state flower and the state tree of the Commonwealth of Virginia, appear in abundance at George Washington's Mount Vernon. This lovely white dogwood flower choker style necklace has 15 natural seashell petals with glistening green mother of pearl centers. This choker style necklace is from our collection of jewelry handmade in Virginia celebrating the trees and flowers at Mount Vernon. The Dogwood Pin and Dogwood Earrings are also in this collection designed by artist Valerie Sanson, and coordinate very nicely with the necklace. The lobster claw closure allows you to adjust the length from 16" to 18".