The original was skillfully hand carved resulting in the most anatomically correct heart available, bar none. The heart measures about 7/8" tall and is cast in solid bronze. It is mounted on my own in house adjustable filigree band. There are a total of seventeen piercings throughout the band. It is cast in solid white bronze, plated with a heavy sterling silver overlay that has been oxidized, then hand burnished to create the stunning shadowed details before you. The bronze heart and contrasting silver band make for a stunning combination.