This lovely Heart Surround Necklace starts with a personalized grain of rice which is placed in an oil-filled vial to magnify and preserve it. The Rice Lady will write a name or a short message such as “I love you” on one side of the grain. Then, for the other side, choose from dozens of designs, or suggest one of your own. Even though a simple name and design is the most popular choice, there are many other ways to personalize your grain. Examples might be birthday greetings, wedding proposals, baby announcements or graduate congratulations. The combinations of names and designs are limitless. Please keep in mind that names and/or messages will be limited to a total of 15 characters. The metal used is base metal (nickel based.) The metal Heart surrounds the vial and is then hung on a curb chain. If you have allergies or are unable to wear base metal, please be sure to check out the other styles available in Stainless Steel, Plated Gold or Sterling Silver or Solid Sterling Silver or 14K Gold. Personalized Rice Art! Unique gift or treat yourself to something special.