Designed and handmade in the uk. If you require a longer chain, please let me know. While consistent overall, the handmade hammered finish varies ever so slightly on each piece, making it unique. The surface catches the light and reflects the light in a way that is reminiscent of ice. Together with the hexagon this encapsulates the nordic feel of this piece.
This necklace requires to be hallmarked by the london assay office. This is a tradition that has been carried out in england for 700 years.
The necklace has to be sent to the assay office which means that the process overall requires a bit more time. A bit of background information: you can see in one of the photos a close-up of the hallmarks. To the left is my maker's mark, ba, followed by the lion passant, which represents sterling as a standard. Next to it we have the 925, indicating the fineness, then the leopard's head, which is the town mark for london and then lastly the letter v, which marks the year, 2020. The hexagon as a basic element of my jewellery is a shape found in nature.
It appears on a microscopic as well as a macroscopic level: from benzene molecules and cells to honeycombs, insect eyes and snow flakes to saturn's north pole. I found it really fascinating. Why the hexagon is there on saturn has not been fully explained yet.
Apparently it has to do with a certain speed of rotation within the weather system. At least this was one hypothesis developed at oxford university, where a circular tank of liquid was rotated at different speeds at its centre and periphery. The geometric shape forms in an area of turbulent flow between the two different fluid bodies with dissimilar speeds.Saturn's hexagon was discovered during the voyager mission in 1981. The sides of the hexagon are about 14.500km long, which is about 2000km longer than the diameter of earth. I just love how nature organises itself and how certain basic systems are repeated everywhere. Did you know there are hexagonal basalt columns on mars. This necklace will be handmade to order in greenwich, london. Because it is made by hand, each item is unique. Ready to dispatch within 2 weeks. Sent by 2nd class signed for. Comes in a box wrapped in white tissue paper and a dark blue grosgrain ribbon. This item is made of stone and silver.