This 80th birthday textured necklace with birthstone would make an ideal gift for any woman who is just about to turn eighty. It features a pendant made up from eight interlocking rings to represent each of the eight decades the recipient is celebrating. The rings are all free-moving and measure approximately 19mm in diameter. The rings symbolise wholeness, strength, unity and everlasting love and they come in a combination of different textures including hammered, lined, beaded and plain.
Sitting in the centre of the pendant is a gorgeous wire wrapped semi-precious birthstone. You are free to choose any applicable birthstone and all our stones are guaranteed to be of at least A grade quality.
As soon as we receive your order one of our trained silversmiths will begin work on your necklace. They will start by measuring out and cutting eight equal lengths of 1.3mm 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. A bench block and several texturing hammers are then used to create the patterns and effects that will make this particular piece of jewellery totally unique. All the rings have now been individually handcrafted and now need to be interlinked to form the pendant. This process involves carefully cutting into each ring, connecting them together and once again soldering them closed.
The attention now turns to the birthstone charm that will have pride of place in the centre of your necklace. Taking your chosen stone the jeweller will thread a thin silver wire through the purposely drilled hole. Using a pair of pliers and a considerable amount of skill and patience they will tightly wrap the wire around the stone numerous times before creating a loop to finish. A jump ring is then fed through the loop and the completed charm is soldered onto your necklace.
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. A member of our team will now measure out and cut an applicable length of chain based on your specific requirements and attach a jump ring and clasp to either end.
Finally it's off to packaging and dispatch where your necklace 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.