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Bronzeville Estate Jewelry

Handmade French Family Crest Replica Necklace

Handmade French Family Crest Replica Necklace

Regular price $129.00 USD
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This pendant is handcrafted in pure silver from a 19th century French family seal inscribed with the motto “Unis Pour la Vie” (United for Life).  Family crests use imagery to portray what that family represents.  In this case the laurel garland signifies triumph, success, glory, and victory. The greyhound is a symbol of courage, vigilance, & loyalty. The geese represent resourcefulness & vigilance. And the pillar signifies fortitude and constancy.

If you would like to learn about the process I use to create this piece, please see below.

The item pictured is not the exact piece you will receive as I make these to order. Since they are special orders made especially for you, they will take roughly a week to ship. 

Process - The medium I use to create this pendant is known as metal clay and it consists of recycled silver from photo negatives mixed in an organic binder. In this case I used a wax seal to make an impression on the clay, then I fire in a kiln where the binder burns away and the piece that remains is .999 pure silver.  I then oxidize (darken) it in order to bring out the texture, and polish the high points to create a nice contrast.

.999 silver pendant
18" Sterling silver chain
Spring ring clasp
Pendant measures approx. 1 1/4" long x 1" wide

Your purchase will arrive in my branded box

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