These 80th birthday earrings would make an ideal gift for any woman who is just about to turn eighty. Each earring 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. The rings themselves represent strength, unity, protection and everlasting love. Each completed charm measures approximately 14mm in diameter.
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 earrings. They will start by measuring out and cutting sixteen 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 each charm. This process involves carefully cutting into each ring, connecting them together and once again soldering them closed. The jeweller will then take two more lengths of wire and with a set of nylon-tip pliers they will create the earring posts that each charm will be suspended from.
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 earrings 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 gift.