Silver Orchid Hoop Pendant
This Silver Orchid Hoop Pendant has a lovely embossed texture, as a result of which the 3-dimensional flower really stands out.
In the Flower Code dictionaries of the Victorian era, Orchids symbolize beauty, grace, thoughtfulness & charm. Allie actually grows Orchids so it’s one of our favourite flowers!
It measures approximately 4 cm, weighs 5gm and is supplied on a beautiful fancy sterling silver twisted rope chain. It’s a nice solid pendant without being heavy.
This Silver Orchid Hoop Pendant will come to you in one of our gift boxes, which are made in the UK from recycled card.
Because it is lovingly designed and handmade by us, this style of pendant can also be textured with other patterns.
WE DESIGN AND MAKE THEM!
All of our handmade designs are totally unique, so no two are ever the same!
There are a wide range of possibilities, just tell us what you would like and we will see what we can do! Take a look at our other listings to see some of our other textures!
We have a lot of different shapes and textures available. So just contact us if you would like this texture on a different shape or this shape with a different texture.
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HOW THEY ARE MADE
We make all our Handmade Silver and Bronze Items using a material called Metal Clay. We love it as it consists of very fine, recycled metal particles that are mixed with an organic binder. Consequently this makes a material that looks and feels much like pottery clay, so it can be used in much the same way!
First of all, after we have made the design, we air dry the clay and then it is fired in a kiln. However, to work properly this has to be at temperatures exceeding 800 degrees Celsius. This causes the binder to burn away and the metal particles to fuse together.
The result is a new piece of metal in whatever shape we happen to have sculpted or moulded it. It almost seems to be magic!
Here in the UK, any piece of Silver, over a weight of 7.78 grams, has to be tested and Hallmarked by an official Assay Office to be sold legally. Therefore we are registered with the Edinburgh Assay Office where all our heavier creations will be stamped with our personal Hallmark.
Sterling Silver is the most commonly seen form and is 925 parts silver in 1000. The rest being cooper, which is added to give the metal more strength. So our chains, earring wires and other findings used on these pieces are sterling silver and purchased from UK companies.
However our own handmade elements are of a purer quality, being .999 or .960 Silver.