My wife bought me a cross necklace for our 1 year anniversary when I was deployed to Iraq 6 years ago. It broke and fell off into the lake on our last family swimming trip. I didn't take my necklace off ever during that time because it was so special. My wife wanted to get me something just as special and this cross caught her eye right away. I like it because it is solid. Even though it has some weight it feels almost not there or like it has always been on my neck. I got a "box" chain with it and it feels great. I really don't see it unless I look in a mirror since I don't take it off. I think I will wear this one forever.