Overall Dimension (including bail): 2.8 x 0.9 x 0.3 inches
Inner Bail Diameter: 5 mm
Weight: 9.2 grams
Serial Number: p23596
Pendant was designed by jewelry artist Edward Lawrence. The number on the back of the pendant corresponds to a sketch number in the artist's sketchbook.
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