Many believe that when a loved one appears its a cardinal! It is such a beautiful sight and a wonderful reminder that our loved ones are still close to us! If you or someone you love has lost someone they love, this is a perfect gift. It's dainty and simple with a powerful reminder! 18-inch chain silver sterling coated. The charms are made of alloy. It comes with a gift box included and you can even send it directly to the recipient!