This sterling silver necklace would make a great milestone birthday gift for anyone who is just about to turn eighty. The necklace features eight mini-rings that symbolise the eight decades the recipient is celebrating. The rings measure approximately 11mm in diameter and have a hammered texture to give the necklace a more luxurious look.
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 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 8 ring necklace. They will start by measuring out and cutting eight equal lengths of 1.5mm 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 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 hammered effect that will be unique to your particular piece of jewellery.
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.