I don't do a lot of stone setting, but occasionally I'll step out my comfort zone.
This uses an unusual piece of fossil coral, in a beige / black colour, set as a reverse teardrop, with silver balls surrounding it.
I've sawn out a tulip design on the reverse which is where you'll find my hallmark.
I wanted to make it a little more interesting than a standard pendant. so I made the components either side, and wrapped further fossil coral beads to the ends of that. I've then used some vintage sterling silver box chain that I inherited from my grandmother and added a hand forged S clasp and jump ring to the back. This measures 17.5 inches (44 cm) with the 'bib' focal element taking up 7 of those inches. Because I've articulated it, it will sit well, regardless of your neck size
This exact, unique necklace is available for instant dispatch. It's at a slightly reduced price to reflect the imperfection of the stone and that I didn't have to pay for the box chain! (As a result, discount codes won't apply to this piece)
I can adjust this to make it a little longer by adding more jump rings to the closure; please message me; if you'd like it extended.
As with all my fully hand crafted pieces, I used certified recycled sterling silver.
Hallmarked, stone set silver necklace. Fossil coral, sterling silver
Sterling Silver will eventually oxidise or tarnish. It's a natural process that can be slowed down by regular wear and by keeping unworn items away from the atmosphere. If you leave your jewellery out on display, this oxidisation will be faster. You can polish up your items, with a soft cloth, some silver polish, or a buffing cloth such as Town Talk, which is readily available from any high street jewellers in the UK
Fine silver is 99.9% silver, and because of this the tarnish rate is much, much slower. Again, a buff should do the job for polishing it back up. If I have patinated your silver already, be gentle when buffing!
Each piece should stand up to regular wear, but , as with all jewellery, please remove it before washing, using chemicals or applying perfume etc
Apply body lotion and perfume a few minutes before putting on your jewellery to help slow down tarnish
The sterling silver used in these items was sold to me by my bullion dealer as certified recycled.
The gemstones I use have been sold to me by reputable dealers as untreated (unless stated specifically in the listing). They are a natural, organic creation from the earth and each one will be slightly different. You can see examples of this on my Facebook page.
I select the stones that I think go together best for each project, hence my comments that each item is individual.