Important Notes:Please expect a little variation in your necklace; flowers, beads, glass vial, and chain may vary slightly. Please note that I do not sell the pendants separately without the chain; pendant is non-removable from the chain, and non-opening. The pendant is not waterproof, and care should be taken to remove the necklace prior to swimming or showering.
How fragile is the glass? Is it easily breakable?
Certainly, glass is fragile and as such it does require a certain level of mindfulness while wearing and handling the pendant. However, the vial is surprisingly durable and will withstand normal wear and gentle bumps, knocks, and other minor mishaps. If it slips out of your hand and lands on a tile floor or a marble countertop, then yes, it will break.
How do I care for the necklace and pendant?
The chain and vial cap are made of .925 sterling silver or 14kt. gold-fill. I do not recommend submerging any part of the chain and especially the pendant in liquid jewelry cleaner. To polish the chain, rub gently with a jewelry polishing cloth. Remove smudges from the glass pendant with a soft microfiber rag.
Also, as with all hollow glass objects, the inside of the glass may condensate if left in a warm, sunny location. Just remove the necklace to a cool place until condensation clears.
PLEASE NOTE that the pendant is NOT waterproof! While the opening of the vial is sealed against dust and incidental moisture, it will fill with water if submerged while swimming, showering, or bathing. Please take care to remove beforehand.
I see other necklaces like this. Why are yours so expensive, and why should I buy yours instead of someone else's?