This large anatomical heart has been cut from thick brass and detailed by hand. The chambers have different textures, the veins have been engraved onto the surface of the organ. The sterling silver arrow is attached to the heart with a silver chain; the arrow is a kinetic piece that can slide into the raised section in the middle of the heart, appearing to pierce it. All of the silver has been oxidized, a process which creates the blackened or antiqued appearance on silver. The raised points have been polished to shine, while the low points retain the oxidized color to show off the depth and details. The pendant measures 2.25" tall and 1.5" wide at the widest point; the arrow is 1.75" long. All metal used in this piece is sterling silver, with the exception of the brass heart.
The chain shown is a separate item, shown here for styling ideas only.
This item is already made, and will be shipped 3-5 business days after the payment is processed. Shipping options will be available to choose upon check-out.
A few notes on caring for oxidized sterling silver: oxidized patina on sterling silver isn't particularly durable to long-term exposure to water (like bathing or swimming) or a lot of scrubbing, as friction is the way to polish silver to shine. Constant exposure to tasks such as hand washing, bathing, swimming, washing dishes, etc., will slowly wear away the oxidized patina leaving a shiny silver finish.
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