This sterling silver heart pendant features an open design of a mother and child with looped swirls and a slightly domed profile. The pendant opens like a clam shell; add a piece of fabric (such as a piece of a baby blanket) or a disc engraved with a phrase, initials or the child's birthday. This pendant has two fixed ring bails that hold the pendant closed when strung with a chain or cord. The simplest of bail styles, ring bails are ideal for lightweight or inexpensive pendant designs.
• IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling findings by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.