The crucifix is beautiful and stainless steel, but the necklace itself is tarnishable. After wearing it daily for a couple of months my husband's neck turned black. I happen to have a nice silver one handy, but if you intend to purchase as a gift, just know the necklace part will turn colors. I really only wanted the crucifix anyway so I wasn't as disappointed. The crucifix is really beautiful, and worth it!
Over all this is a very nice necklace. The weight is nice and I do prefer the stainless steel. I was a little disappointed in the figure's definition. I think it would be appropriate also for a woman that prefers a bit larger piece of jewelry.
Bought this for a relative who is "hard on jewelry" and wanted something a bit beefier yet detailed and shiny. For the price, this stainless steel crucifix is a winner, and the chain is definitely stronger than expected! A good purchase!