It is written in Hebrew: "Hear O'Israel, The Lord Is God, The Lord Is One". God's name is not spelled out on the pendant, to avoid desecration.
Wearing a thin red string (as a type of talisman) is a custom associated with Kabbalah in order to ward off misfortune brought about by an "evil eye". The wearer is protected from the destructive power of the Evil Eye.
All metal parts are made from 925 Sterling Silver. The silver is actual silver, not bonded or plated.
Length 18cm/7inch + 2cm/0.8inch of extension chain