The symbol of a hand holding a heart has many meanings, all lovely. To me it represents the gentleness and kindness we first owe to ourselves and can then radiate out to everything and everyone we touch. The back of this pendant has three words stamped onto it: love, friendship, truth. This piece measures 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/4 inches and hangs on a 26 inch chain. Bronze or sterling silver will be custom made upon your order. Turn around time is 2 to 3 weeks.