Oxidised Fine Silver Bee Necklace with Citrine Gemstone Charm | November Birthstone
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- £55.00 GBP
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- £55.00 GBP
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This gorgeous, handcrafted fine silver bumble bee necklace features a tiny bumble bee set on a textured, circular, washer style pendant. It is teamed with a faceted, genuine citrine gemstone charm.
Citrine, a pale yellow gemstone, is the birthstone for anyone born in the month of November.
The honey bee necklace is gently oxidised with a jeweller's patina to highlight all of the details.
The pendant is handmade from precious metal silver clay and is pure 999 fine silver. It hangs from a sterling silver belcher chain by way of a wire wrapped sterling silver pendant bail. The necklace is gently oxidised with a jeweller's patina to accentuate the details in the metal.
DETAILS AND MEASUREMENTS:
- Handmade to order and ready to ship in 3 to 5 working days.
- Bee pendant is 999 fine silver and measures 20mm across (approximately 4/5ths of an inch).
- Citrine charm measures 6mm (approximately 1/4 inch) across.
- 925 sterling silver belcher chain (choice of 16 inch or 18 inch length).
- Wire wrapped pendant bails are 925 sterling silver.
- Necklace will ship in a little Tiny Tree Frog gift box.
- Flat rate shipping - additional items ship at no extra cost.
The bee pendant is handmade by me using eco-friendly silver clay (see below for more information about silver clay).
The clay is first textured, cut to shape and allowed to dry, then the tiny bumble bee is added. The pendant is then sanded, drilled and kiln fired.
After firing, the wire wrapped sterling silver pendant bail is added and the pendant is then oxidised with jeweller's patina to highlight the detail in the metal. After a final polish, it is added to an oxidised sterling silver chain along with the dainty wire wrapped citrine gemstone.
WHAT IS FINE SILVER/SILVER CLAY?
Fine silver is made from precious metal silver clay, which looks and feels like regular sculpting clay but contains fine particles of pure silver mixed with a non-toxic organic binder. It is eco-friendly since the silver particles are recycled silver reclaimed from medical, scientific and communications equipment.
Once the clay is fired in the kiln, the binder burns away leaving a fine silver piece which is 99.9% pure silver (compared to sterling silver which is only 92.5% pure silver, the remainder being mainly copper).
Fine silver contains no other metals. It is tarnish resistant and, due to its purity, it is less likely to cause any reactions on the skin.
Fine silver pieces can be hallmarked at the Assay Office if they weigh more than 7.78 grams. Since my jewellery pieces are below this weight, I choose not to have them hallmarked.