This exaggerated arc is hand-forged from 10 gauge wire into a deep U curve, then the edges are drilled, sanded and polished before the surface is planished and hammered for a sparkly faceted texture. A beautiful bar-link chain adds texture. Thickness is slightly over 2mm (this pendant has a nice weight). Necklace is finished with bead dangle & logo tag. Please note each pendant is handmade individually and as such will have slight variations.
Vault pendant measures approximately 3" along outer edge ; total necklace length is approx 18" including 1.25" extension.
Please take care not to use excessive force as this is a delicate hand-made item. Wait until after you’ve applied make-up, moisturizer,perfume and hairspray before putting on your jewelry, and please remove before doing any household work. Do not wear when getting hair color. Store separately (in pouch/box) or hang in order to minimize tangling with other items.
Sterling silver may react based on each individual's own skin chemistry. Any tarnish or oxidation can be buffed away with a jewelry polishing cloth.
Gold-fill isn't inclined to tarnish but you may notice darkening at the edges of the arc where the chain is attached (this is where the jeweler's brass core is exposed to oxygen); this is normal and can either be left alone (it is't visible unless you look for it) or buffed with a polishing cloth. Depending on wear and exposure to sweat and the elements, the gold-fill surface may lose some luster. This can quickly be buffed back to its original sheen with a polishing cloth.
**Your order includes a complementary polishing cloth and will be packaged beautifully, ready to gift (or keep).