This personalised family name necklace features four free-moving sterling silver rings of various sizes. All four rings are handmade and have an organic look and feel due to the planishing technique that was used to create them. The rings/circles themselves represent unity, protection and eternal love and when personalised with the names of your children or grandchildren this necklace will allow you to 'figuratively' keep your family close to your heart wherever you go. As each ring is a different size it is common to put the oldest child on the large ring, the second oldest on the second largest and so on.
Large Ring Diameter - 26 mm
Medium Ring Diameter - 23 mm
Small Ring Diameter - 19.5 mm
X Small Ring Diameter - 18 mm
If you're looking for an extra special gift for mum 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 family name necklace. They will start by measuring out and cutting four different lengths of 2.5mm 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. The rings are then gently flattened to create just enough space for your chosen names, words or dates which are then skilfully hand-stamped onto the silver in accordance with your personalisation instructions. All the circles have now been individually handcrafted and are now linked together via a soldered jump ring.
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.