This ruby wedding anniversary necklace features a gorgeous wire wrapped 'A' grade ruby and four free-moving rings to represent each of the four decades you have been together as husband and wife. The combination of these two elements make this the perfect gift to celebrate the joyous event of your 40th wedding anniversary.
The special meaning behind the pendant is highlighted on a complimentary gift card bearing the message '4 wonderful decades and 4 rings to remember and celebrate each one'. This particular pendant comes with one hammered ring, one plain ring and one beaded ring.
As soon as we receive your order one of our trained silversmiths will begin work on your 40th anniversary necklace. They will start by measuring out and cutting four 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 briolette that will take pride of place in the centre of your necklace. The jeweller will thread a thin silver wire through a purposely drilled hole in a ruby. Using a pair of pliers and a considerable amount of skill and patience they will tightly wrap the wire around the top of 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.