Sterling silver dog tag with an antique Lourdes medal . Measures 1.25" X 1.75", and is detailed with 1ctw unheated blue sapphires on a Southwestern beaded metal plaque.
This pendant is a continuation of my concept that jewelry should have the look and feel of treasure. Something that looks and feels as if it could have been dug up in Rome, Egypt, or been a part of a viking or Saxon jewelry hoard. All of my pieces are hand forged and fabricated with old world methods thousands of years old. My goal is to keep this metal smithing tradition alive. With personal interaction between myself, the metal, the gems, and ultimately my customers! My images are all real and untouched with all the personality of the individual piece. No computer renderings of pieces that have never been made. None of my products are stamped from metal clay or cast using 3D printers.
I take great pride that every one of pieces of jewelry is 100% legally compliant with the US Federal Trade Commissions definition of hand made jewelry (§ 23.3 Misuse of the terms "hand-made," "hand-polished," etc.)!
All of my silver and solders are alloyed by me from fine silver or gold bullion and pure copper so there are no toxic "mystery metals" or undisclosed "metal alloy" in my jewelry. Every item is hand forged from molten metal by traditional hammer and anvil methods. The only 2 things on my workbench that a roman silversmith would not recognize are a torch and an Ipad.
I offer a limited lifetime (the limit is my lifetime :-) and I have a lot of good years left)service guarantee. If you lose or break a stone I will be happy to replace it for the price (the price I pay) for the stone and shipping.
I live between Texas and Barcelona Spain. When you order, I ship via USPS priority in the US and Fedex if I am in Spain. Fedex generally delivers in 2-3 days from my home in Spain. To ship via FedEx, they require a phone number on your end in case they have delivery problems. Please leave your phone number in comments when you order to avoid delays.
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