A tri-metal Aspen leaf. The base is about 2.5 mm thick pure silver. An Argentium half round rib and eventual bail plus 18K gold side ribs are fused onto the top. In between the ribs, it’s filed and textured for a more organic look. 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 0.85” (22 mm) wide by 1.25” (34 mm) long including bail; it weighs 12.5 grams. This is one of my more ambitious pendants. For something priced like this, I’ll take new photos for each piece. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you will receive if you order. I choose Argentium Silver because it is resistant to tarnish, it’s hypoallergenic, and is made with reclaimed silver. 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.