I bought this for my husband who is serving in the military overseas. He's been there almost 1 1/2 years and might not be home in time to see our son be born. This gift meant a lot to me; something, in my mind, to ensure my husbands safety and return home. Well, after a couple months my very well thought out engraving is hard to read through the tarnish. The only reason i gave it 2 stars is because its a beautiful pendant when new, but it doesnt last. It's enough to make me cry, but that could be the pregnancy hormones lol. Save your money. I wish i had bought a white gold pendant, would have been worth the extra money.