This 80th birthday bracelet features a charm made up from eight interlinked and free-moving sterling silver rings to represent each of the eight decades the recipient is celebrating. Each charm measures approximately 14mm in diameter and the bracelet itself measures a standard 7 inches (18 cm) in length.
If you're looking for an extra special 80th birthday gift what could be better than a handmade piece of jewellery that was created just for her! No machines, no production line, just a skilled artisan sitting at a jewellery bench creating a fabulous milestone birthday gift that will stand the test of time.
As soon as we receive your order one of our trained silversmiths will begin work on your 80th birthday bracelet. They will start by measuring out and cutting eight equal lengths of 1mm sterling silver wire. Working with a series of hand tools they will then bend and shape the wire into circles and use a combination of solder and flux to join each piece together. Using a rawhide mallet they will then hammer the various parts onto a mandrel to make sure they are perfectly round and conform to the correct sizing's for this particular product. All the rings have now been individually handcrafted and now need to be interlinked to form the charm. This process involves carefully cutting into each ring, connecting them together and once again soldering them closed. A member of our team will now measure out and cut two applicable lengths of chain to form the basis of the bracelet itself and the charm will subsequently be attached to it via a pair of soldered jump rings.
Your item is now ready for the cleaning and polishing stage. The silversmith will use a combination of different sized files and sandpaper grits to make sure all soldered joins are invisible to the eye and smooth to the touch. A buffing wheel in combination with several polishing compounds are then skilfully applied to give your finished piece the shiny, mirror-like finish that it truly deserves.
Finally it's off to packaging and dispatch where your item will be given a final polish before being placed in a Pretty Serendipity gift box. As a little added extra we'll also send you a 'thank you' card which includes the name of the jewellery maker who was responsible for the creation of your one of a kind piece.