This was made as a birthday gift for my wife. I had it investment casted out of sterling silver with a glossy finish. It is a very petite piece of jewelry and I can't wait to see how it turns out. The narrow areas are less than 1/16" thick and just barely meet the minimum design requirements. I will post more pictures once it is received so everyone can see how well it turned out.
6/7/11 - So the gift turned out great, I was able to purchase a silver necklace from a local jewelry store that fit and my wife loves it. There are a few minor imperfections associated with the lost wax casting process. These include slight porosity and a few layer lines from the wax pattern that weren't completely buffed out. It ended up much more robust than I expected for the narrow cross sections.