I choose Argentium Silver because it is resistant to tarnish, it’s hypoallergenic, and is made with reclaimed silver. On a one-inch square of 18-gauge silver, I fused hand-woven strips of 26-gauge silver. The resulting pattern resembles a lattice pie crust. After polishing, I dipped this in a liver of sulfur solution to create the color. There is a riveted loop and bail on top to hold a chain. I do not include chains with pendants. Many people swap chains, and you shouldn’t have to buy one to order a pendant. If you’re interested in Argentium chains, Rio Grande does offer them. This is 1” square and weighs 8.5 grams. For an item like this, I take new photos for each piece. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you will receive if you order. I enjoy fused metal jewelry and will probably always incorporate this lattice/waffle/mesh weave into pieces each year. It’s a pain to make and fun at the same time, and I definitely like the look when they’re finished; and I definitely hope you like it too. The following description of Argentium Silver is courtesy of Rio Grande: Made with a touch of germanium, Argentium® Silver presents a bright white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling, yet is highly resistant to firescale and less likely to tarnish under most conditions. It welds flawlessly and is ideal for fusing techniques. All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd. Your customers will appreciate the value and convenience of brighter-white sterling silver designs that resist tarnishing and keep on shining.