These days with the price of silver and gold both through the roof, I think a lot of jewelry designers are taking a second look at some of the other metals available to us. Artbeads.com has some awesome bronze pendants that are a great alternative to gold at a fraction of the price.
To go with the pendant, I made a chain using vintage bronzed chain and interspersed it with Swarovski crystals and pearls. I love the way the whole necklace looks and feels! Artbeads.com has quite a collection of unique Quote pendants as well as awesome Alphabet pendants in bronze, so check out the links!