Thinking outside of the box for your next wearable piece of art? This shield-shaped design might just be the pendant for you. Created from nickel silver metal clay, this pendant has been textured using a hand-drawn design and features a prong-set natural silver lace onyx cabochon. A beautiful antique silver Figaro chain is attached on either side using simple jump rings and is finished with a lobster clasp. Don't let the name fool you. Nickel silver is not silver. It is actually a metal alloy that is a combination of copper, zinc and nickel. For this reason, those with certain skin sensitivities should take extra precautions. Nickel silver, like almost all metals, does eventually tarnish but the process is just a bit slower than that of copper and bronze. I do include an anti-tarnish bag so you can keep your piece sealed when not worn which I personally recommend. The pendant will also be gift-boxed for ease of giving and safe shipping.