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Recently one of my close friends had a birthday, not just any birthday but her 40th, and I wanted to buy her a little gift that she could keep forever but didn't cost me the earth. This particular friend is a jewellery fanatic and she's also one of those ladies who has everything so I trawled the internet looking for something that would appeal to her. While looking online for jewellery items I stumbled into Amazon and found this silver Filigree Heart Pendant. It was selling at £8.50 which made me wonder what could be wrong with it but after reading lots of glowing reviews on Amazon I concluded it sounded perfect. I immediately purchased one and of course as it was from Amazon it had free postage and packaging too. The heart arrived in a little blue box and I hardly dare open it in case it was a disaster but eventually I took a peek. This heart is very small and only 12 millimetres high and 12 millimetres wide so a delicate little pendant. It comes on a fine silver chain that is 18 inches long and looks lovely. The filigree pattern is intricate and lacy and makes the heart look very fragile. I think the heart is pretty fragile too but as long as you don't drop it then stand on it I doubt any harm would come to it through normal wear. This pendant looks alot more expensive than £8.50 too so even if you are a bit strapped for cash you won't look like a cheapskate! Pleased with my gift I wrapped it and took it to my friend's party, I insisted she opened it while I watched as I like to see people's reactions to gifts. She was absolutely thrilled with this little pendant, she immediately put it on and kept enthusing about how gorgeous and delicate it was which pleased me even more! My friend has a bit of a thing about heart shapes so this really suited her taste however I don't wear any jewellery in the shape of hearts, nor do I own any in that shape, and I was tempted to keep this for myself because it is so pretty! Unlike a couple of occasions in the past though where I have listened to the little devil on my shoulder I resisted and handed it over! The size of this heart makes it a suitable gift for children too and I would say this would be a pretty and yet inexpensive gift to give for a christening or for bridesmaids at weddings, it really is delicate and looks like you spent alot more than you actually did. It's one of those jewellery items that suits all ages. The pendant, and chain, are solid silver and weigh a lightweight 2.6 grams so the pendant will feel barely there when on. Because the pendant is small and delicate it avoids looking tacky as I think so many heart shaped items do and it is the perfect gift for girls and women to remember an occasion. I was extremely pleased with this, as was my friend, however a couple of days after I purchased it I noticed the price went down to £7 for a while which annoyed me but it's now back at £8.50 and frankly £8.50 is an inexpensive gift that looks like you spent alot more. There are earrings that match this pendant that can be bought separately but I didn't buy those so can't comment. A full 5 stars from me for being such a pretty item that my friend can keep forever.