The Hawthorn Necklace is named so for two reasons- one being the hawthorn tree which has sharp thorns and beautiful red berries. Hand carved and simplified the pendant is sharp and simple. Secondly is for Nathaniel Hawthorne writer of Romanticism- he was dedicated to exploring the fallibility and frailty of the human mind as well as its passions. The Hawthorn collection - tributes to both these things, speaks of beauty and life. Available in sterling silver, 18 gold finish and 14k gold with a center stone or plain. Please specify chain length when ordering.