The design of these earrings is based around a traditional russian ring which has three circles that are all slightly different. When those circles or rings are subsequently entwined together they are said to represent the virtues of 'Faith', 'Hope' and 'Love'. Each earring pendant has one hammered ring, one plain ring and one beaded ring to represent each different virtue.
If you're looking for an extra special 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 keepsake that will stand the test of time.
As soon as we receive your order one of our trained silversmiths will begin work on your faith, hope, love earrings. They will start by measuring out and cutting six 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 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 your jewellery totally unique. All the rings have now been individually handcrafted and now need to be interlinked to form the pendants. This process involves carefully cutting into each ring, connecting them together and once again soldering them closed. A sterling silver ear pin is then soldered onto the back of each handcrafted pendant.
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 earrings the shiny, mirror-like finish that they truly deserve.
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 earrings.