his beautiful 'My Family' Necklace has room for the names of mum, dad and four children. 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. When we personalise your necklace we will stamp mum and dad's name on the two larger rings and your children's names on the four smaller rings. We will then connect all the rings together, mum and dad are interconnected first and then we add the four small rings that are used to symbolise your children to the pendant. Once completed you will have a unique piece of jewellery that will allow you to 'figuratively' keep your family close to your heart wherever you go.
Large Ring Diameter - 22 mm
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 necklace. They will start by measuring out and cutting six 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 which are then skilfully hand-stamped onto the silver in accordance with your personalisation instructions. 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 in the correct order and once again soldering them closed.
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.