This pendant is made solely of pure, solid gold and sits on a 18" long 14/20gf snake chain. This piece is meant to be lived in. It is one of a kind and handcrafted by Pieces + Pardons for this collection. It is heirloom quality and will not tarnish. Please be aware that most pieces are made to order and because of this, it could take up to 4 weeks to receive your item.