Dowsing can be traced back to the 1500's as a type of divination used to find anything from water, precious metals, gemstones, and even gravesites. Dowsers used a twig or branch, sometimes referred to as a witching rod, that would lead them to whichever precious items they were seeking. Cast in sterling silver, the branch is approx. 3" in height and hangs from a 28" sterling chain. Happy hunting.