'The Badger in the spinney is the true king of this land. All creatures are his tenants, though not all understand. Didicoi red and roe-deer, gypsy foxes, romany otters- They squabble about their boundaries, but all of them are squatters. Even the grandest farm-house, what is it but a camp In the land where the singing Badger walks the woods with his hooded lamp? A farmer’s but a blowing seed with a flower of crops and herds. His tractors and his combines are as airy as his words. But the Badger’s fort was dug when the whole land was one oak. His face is his ancient coat of arms, and he wears the same grey cloak As if time had not passed at all, as if there were no such thing, As if there were only the one night-kingdom and its Badger King.' Ted Hughes
'Ancient Brock' depicts an ancient landscape of standing stones to reflect the historic importance of these gorgeous creatures. No casting or mass production is involved in his creation - he is constructed from meticulously hand cut layers of silver with great care and attention to detail. Suspended beneath a stylised moon-in-sun, he shuffles along, an integral part of our national heritage. He hangs from an oxidised sterling silver chain finished with one of my hand made clasps. The pendant and chain have been oxidised and lightly brushed to a satin finish. They are waxed with a microcrystalline wax to help protect the oxidised surface. Oxidisation is a surface treatment that can continue to lighten with wear. Your badger pendant will come gift boxed - perfect for giving. As with all of my pieces, each and every jump ring is soldered closed to prevent any piece of the pendant coming apart or getting lost.
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 Size - approx 50 x 38 mm (including sun/moon) Chain - approximately 18" oxidised sterling silver
As your 'Ancient Brock' will be made to order, please allow up to 20 working days for completion.
Delivery - To ensure you receive your pendant safely and securely, I post 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.