This pretty pin carries the imprint of a real leaf. This means that every pin within the design is as unique as a fingerprint! In fact, these are the fingerprints of mother nature herself!
All jewellery is sent out out in eco-friendly gift packaging with plantable wildflower gift label. If you are sending this item as a gift directly to the recipient and would like to send a message with it, please get in touch via my 'Contact Us' form.
Five trees are planted for every order placed with Vicky Callender Jewellery. I also off set my carbon emissions at the same time. Not only will you be wearing a unique piece of handcrafted jewellery, but you will be helping to build forests and improve communities as well.
Leaf imprint and surround Ecosilver
Pin and push on stopper newly mined silver.
Total weight of earrings with gemstones falls under 7.78g therefore no hallmarking required as per Hallmarking Act 1973.
My Crafter's mark 'TSW' has been applied to the back of the pin.
Keeping Your Jewellery In Tip Top Condition
Please note that this pin has been lightly oxidised on the leaf imprint to add depth and interest. Over time, with exposure to air, the silver will naturally oxidise. To retain the parts that are oxidised already, be careful not to rub too hard on the oxidised area when cleaning as this will remove the oxidisation.
Sterling silver exposed to air, lotions, soaps and everyday dust and dirt will tarnish over time. Sterling silver is an alloy metal with 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. The copper content in silver makes the silver a harder metal than fine silver and so is easier to turn into everyday hard-wearing objects such as cutlery, medical equipment and jewellery. The copper in silver reacts to moisture and sulphur in the air which causes the silver to discolour and lose its shine.
It is easy to keep your silver jewellery in excellent sparkling condition.
Clean your silver regularly with a silver polishing cloth to remove any tarnish. Do be careful not to over polish your silver items and do not be too heavy handed with your jewellery.
Silver jewellery is best kept in an airtight box and/or jewellery pouch when not worn. This will prevent your jewellery from being exposed to the air for prolonged periods and the risk of tarnishing. It will also help prevent scratch marks appearing.
Try and limit your jewellery from exposure to chemical substances such as lotions and perfumes.
Swimming or bathing in the sea or swimming pool whilst wearing your silver jewellery is not recommended. Sterling silver can change colour when exposed to salt water and chlorinated pools, and the salt water and chlorine will damage Sterling silver far more than any other metal!
Anti -Tarnish paper tabs or strips are perfect to put with your silver when storing your jewellery away. Silica gel sachets can be put with your jewellery too. Both are great at absorbing any moisture in the air. Both Anti- Tarnish papers and Silica Gel strips can be widely purchased online.
Gemstone care- Always avoid temperature extremes. Wipe clean gently with a soft, damp, lint free cloth and dry.