A bar of recycled sterling silver, textured with swirls and given a satin finish, with an open, beaten jumpring*, which allows further charms to be added to the piece if you wish
I have chosen a 6mm Phosphosiderite*, which is a lovely pinky lilac shade to mount on the front, but if you would like one made with a different gemstone or texture, please contact me as I'll be able to make it to order, usually within a week - 10 days (depending if I have the stone you require in stock)
The pendant shown hangs 42mm from the chain / thong and is 10.9 mm wide
All the metal is recycled sterlng silver and weighs just over 4.2g
* I'd never come across this stone til I was gem shopping (it's always expensive, gem shopping!) but here's what it says in Wiki:
Phosphosiderite is a rare mineral named for its main components, phosphate and iron. The siderite at the end of phosphosiderite comes from "sideros", the Greek word for iron. It was discovered in 1890. It is mined in some parts of Chile, Argentina, Germany, Portugal, and the United States. It is totally soluble in hydrochloric acid and nearly insoluble in nitric acid
Phosphosiderite textured bar pendant / necklace
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.