Each piece of this intricate pendant was fabricated by hand from sterling silver sheet. Beginning with the large teardrop shape, to the small inner flower, each piece was cut with a tiny blade in a jeweler's hand saw. Edges have been carefully filed and sanded so they're smooth. Each flower was cut then formed into a dome shape using special hand tools. After all pieces were formed, they were soldered in place with a 4mm fine silver bezel setting in the center, which holds a gorgeous iolite cabochon. The back is stamped with .925 and ASB (maker's initials) to certify metal purity. Overall pendant length is 1 3/4". Chain length is 18"