Starting with a sheet of double clad silver fill*, I folded, hammered, and heated it in a process known as fold forming. 3 squares of hammered silver fill are connected together with a chainmaille weave known as Helm or Parallel. The chainmaille links are handmade from 14K gold filled** wire.
The fold form squares have been connected together to form a V shape. The squares have been oxidized to enhance the design. Stainless steel chain compliments the look. The necklace clasps with a stainless steel lobster clasp.
The necklace measures 17 inches long. The silver square in the center measures 1 inch, the other two pieces of silver measure 1.25 inches by 1 inch. There is a small hole at the top of the center square which is barely noticeable when being worn. The price of this piece reflects a discount for the extra hole.
I've included a picture of a similar necklace on a mannequin so you can see how this necklace will lay on your neck.
Because the metal is silver fill, you can see the brass layer on the edges of the metal. I believe this adds to the design, which is why I chose to compliment it with the gold.
*Silver filled metal is made by heat bonding a thin layer of sterling silver to a brass core. The ratio of silver to brass by weight is 5%. Silver fill will tarnish just as sterling silver does. It will not turn black, flake off, or scratch off. You can see the brass layer around the outside edges of the metal.
***14K gold-filled wire is made by heat and pressure bonding a thin layer of 14K gold to a brass core. The ratio of gold to brass by weight is 5%. This means that there is an actual layer of gold over the brass instead of a microscopic film as in gold plated jewelry. Gold-filled jewelry does not tarnish.
Your necklace will arrive packaged in a handmade gift box.
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Shipping from United States
**All items are shipped via USPS. If your item is in stock, it will ship within 24 hours.**
All items are shipped in a gift box with delivery confirmation and are fully insured.
I guarantee my work. If you are unhappy with the item, exchanges and returns are welcome as long as the item is returned within 7 days. If the item is damaged, I'll be happy to repair or replace it. Just contact me.
I do custom orders. If you would like a design in a different metal, style, etc, please e-mail or convo me. All custom orders require a 50% deposit with the remainder of the balance due once the item is complete.