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Sterling Silver Heart Pendant

$75.00

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A handmade, solid sterling silver heart pendant hanging from a 16" long, 1mm sterling silver snake chain. 

This silver heart pendant is 24mm long and 15mm wide. It is made using the lost wax casting process. 

This pendant can be purchased with a chain or by itself. I currently only have 16" long snake chains in stock but will soon have other lengths available.

Lost Wax Casting
Lost wax casting is an ancient metalsmithing technique. It is used to create duplicates of pieces, including shapes that cannot easily be made using traditional fabrication techniques.
The jeweller creates a wax model of the piece (in this case pendant) and sends it off to the casting business. A plaster mould of the wax model is made and then filled with molten metal (sterling silver, gold, bronze etc) and allowed to cool. The jeweller then files down this master and cleans it up before returning it to the casting business to have a permanent mould made. This mould can be used to have further wax model copies made and more metal pieces cast.

I carved this pendant out of wax and have had a mould made. When I receive your heart pendant back from the casting business, I will file it down where necessary, clean it up and polish it.