Kidney Transplant Donor/Recipient Gift Set-Golden Kidney


Golden Kidney “Butterfly” Gift Set

This Donor/Recipient Transplant Gift Set is exactly like the all sterling silver set also listed on this site except that the recipient pendant has a Gold Plated kidney “added” on because transplants are GOLDEN! The gold is electroplated with 2 micron thick 24k gold. It is then lacquered to deter sterling tarnish from migrating upwards. Each 1″ long pendant is shaped like a kidney, but also forms half of a butterfly, symbolizing transformation, a perfect symbol for transplants.

The half with a kidney “removed,” goes to the living donor/or a donor family member. The other half, with an “addition” of a kidney, goes to the recipient.

Pendants come with standard 18″ sterling silver chains. If you need longer chains, 20”-22″ chains are sometimes available at extra cost, but please contact me before ordering and I will send you a Paypal invoice for your total. Pendants are packed together in one box on a backing card to give it the “Butterfly Effect” symbolizing transformation. Each pendant has its own kidney colored organza drawstring bag, care sheet and information about my background as a kidney recipient. 

Please store in the airtight zip bag provided to prevent tarnish. Pendant backsides are flat in case you want your local jeweler to engrave a short phrase or date at your local jeweler. Suggestion: Engrave HERO on one!

Shipping within Illinois will include sales tax.

Priority shipping is recommended for this item. It will be shipped in a box, arrives within 2-3 days within the US  and includes $100 in free insurance.
First Class is shipped in a bubble envelope and can take between 3-10 days to arrive, possibly longer during holiday season. There is no insurance included.

International orders available for the site shopping cart are set for standard (slower/less expensive). If your country is not listed on the drop down menu, please contact me with your postal code, your order request and a message as to whether you prefer First Class shipping (slower) or Priority International (Faster) I’ll let you know the shipping costs for your country. If you then want to place an order, I’ll send you an invoice via Paypal for your credit card payment, so be sure to include your email address too. You do NOT need a paypal account to pay a business invoice with a credit card.




Kidney transplants between recipients and living donors have thankfully become more commonplace, thanks in part to the miraculous paired donation chain events, altruistic donors, social media and growing awareness among the public about our great need for kidneys. Gift sets are a wonderful way to show appreciation for our donors and honor their sacrifice while also acting as conversation pieces to bring about donation awareness for the Gift of Life.

In late 2016, there were 121,678 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the US, 100,791 were waiting for kidneys. The latest statistics from 2014, show there were 17,107 kidney transplant surgeries in the US. 11,570 came from deceased donors and 5537 from living donors.

There are several ideas for gift sets on this page, but feel free to create your own. I can package them together or separately, just let me know your preference. Since introducing the “Butterfly” sets of 2 pendants in 2016, they have flown out from my studio across the globe. I hope that all the pieces on this website will be meaningful gifts of gratitude and hope.

Additional information

Chain Length

16” sterling chain, 18” sterling chain


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