This sterling silver pendant features a raised image of the Virgin Mary and is oxidized to accentuate the design; the back is hollow, making it lightweight. String the pendant onto a chain or cord to create a simple necklace, or create eye-catching designs by partnering it with other pendants and strung components in more complex necklace designs. This pendant includes a ring bail. A ring bail is essentially a jump ring (or closed ring) soldered to or inserted through the pendant; 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.