Sea Urchin Gold Necklace
Necklace from the Sea Urchin Collection (Size small - Ø 13 mm = 0,5 in.)
This collection is inspired by a very special place, the furthest north-east corner of Colombia, the Guajira peninsula… almost at the end of the world :) There I discovered this interesting creature for the first time, the "test" or shell of the sea urchin. I was immediately captivated by its structure full of symmetries, movement and nuances and wanted to work with it. Just some years later came the idea to transform this form into jewelry. To do that I had find first the very little ones.
Gold-plated Sterling Silver or 14 k solid gold
Chain type: Curb
Chain width: 1,1 mm
Ø Sea Urchin approx. 1,3 cm (0,5 in)
Chain length: 50 cm (with an extra loop ring at 45cm, you can adjust between two, as you see in one of the pictures)
This necklace is also available in a bigger size (Ø 25 mm) in gold-plated silver.
After making a silicon-casting of a real sea urchin test, all sea urchins of this size are being casted from this one mould. The process is called "lost wax casting" so the final jewelry piece is made completely of sterling silver. All jewelry pieces are handmade in our atelier in Berlin.
Each piece comes in a black Cirer jewelry box.
Maintaining Gold-plated Jewelry
Gold plated jewelry has undergone a particular surface treatment and requires a very careful handling. Do not use abrasive methods to clean these pieces (including jewelry cloths) as this may remove the surface coating. The best way to clean these pieces is to carefully rub them lengthwise with a soft cloth (cotton jersey) in one direction. If they remain dull or have a residue, you can carefully soak them in warm soapy water and gently move your fingers across the surface. To finish, rinse them thoroughly and pat dry (do not rub). Over the course of time the surface will get a patina, which some people love as it gives the piece a unique character. However, each piece can be restored to its original look by repeating the surface treatment. If you are interested, please contact us. In order to support the longevity of your jewelry, avoid contact with humidity. Remove your jewelry before bathing, showering or swimming. Store your valuable jewelry in jewelry cases. Avoid contact with moisturizers, perfumes, hair care products and body care products, as they can accelerate the tarnishing process. Always remove your gold plated pieces when you come into contact with the aforementioned chemicals.
Gold / Silver Anchor Round Chain
This chain is characterized by its delicate appearance. It is made of solid gold / Sterling silver, but due to the delicacy of its chain links it is a sensitive piece. We recommend removing this piece before doing physical activities and before going to bed. It can break if it gets caught or pulled, so make sure to be extra careful around young children. To make the chain less likely to get tangled, we recommend that you close the clasp after taking it off. It you want to transport it, put the piece back in its original jewelry box around the small cushion, just as you received it.