OOAK Silver and Chrome Diopside Seahorse Brooch
This one-of-a-kind, unique seahorse brooch has been hand forged from layers of sterling silver.
His body has been created using the traditional silversmithing technique of reticulation which involves heating and cooling the silver several times. This creates an underwater surface texture really suited to a seahorse design. I have also hand pierced several starfish motifs to echo the sea theme.
His eye is a gorgeous chrome diopside gemstone which is a rich deep 'seaweed' green.
The silver has then been oxidised and burnished to highlight the texture, and given a coat of microcrystalline wax to help protect the oxidised surface. Oxidisation is a surface treatment that can lighten with wear.
Because I wanted the whole piece to be constructed from silver, I chose to use a solid silver brooch pin, rather than a more common base metal one. Silver isn't as hard as base metal so please note that care needs to be taken when pushing the pin through thicker material.
This is a substantial piece.
Comes gift boxed.
This piece carries a full set of UK hallmarks and my maker's mark as issued by Goldsmiths of London - this is your guarantee of quality and silver purity.
Material - thick sterling silver
Gemstone - 3 mm chrome diopside
Size - approximately 47 mm x 33 mm
Pin - 1" sterling silver brooch clasp
Delivery - To ensure you receive your pendant safely and securely, I post UK Special Delivery. Royal Mail will not insure jewellery sent any other way. This is a next-day, tracked, insured and signed-for service. International orders are sent International Tracked and Signed For. I will send you your unique tracking number as soon as I have posted.
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