I made a ring like this, only slightly smaller as my June entry for the #RingAMonth2020 challenge. (The topic for June was travel)
You can read all about how I made the ring in my WordPress blog from 18/06/20.
I loved it so much, and it received lots of lovely comments, I thought I'd try a pendant. This is the result and this exact one is available for posting
I loved the Stargate TV series, particularly the more comedic episodes of the original SG1 series, so this ring is my homage to Teal'c and the gang.
As with most of my jewellery, this is made from recycled silver - the double hidden bail on the reverse from certified eco sterling silver - sold and recycled by my bullion dealer, the rest from my own offcuts that I had smelted and formed into sheet by a professional.
It's not hallmarked, is 25mm in diameter, hanging at 6.5mm and domed to a thickness of 2.8mm.
I've included an 18 in sturdy sterling ball chain to continue the SG1 referencing.
I'd be delighted to make you a pair of these as earrings, or a ring or pendant in a different size - just let me know so I can price it up.
Stargate SG1, Atlantis, Universe inspired sterling pendant
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.