Sea Urchin Silver Necklace
Ocean inspired necklace from the Sea Urchin Collection. This collection is inspired by a very special place, the North/Eastermost piece of land of Colombia, the peninsular La Guajira. It was there that I discovered the first time this exceptional creature. I was immediately captivated by his unbelievable beauty - the symmetric structures of its test - and wanted to work with it. To create jewelry out of the sea urchin I had to search for very little ones in the sea.
*on the last pictures you can see other jewelry pieces of this collection.
925 solid Sterling Silver
Finish: silver or oxidized silver
*For the blackened finish: the surface of this silver jewel is intentionally oxidized. It consists of a surface treatment (like a gold plating), which means that this colouring is only preserved for a certain period of time. In the case of jewellery that is not subject to heavy wear, such as earrings or pendants, the blackened surface remains visible for a very long time. This is because there is usually hardly any friction on the neck or ear. With arm jewellery, rings or wedding rings, this is different: here the blackened surface rubs off quickly as a result of daily wear -friction, bumping, scratching and the normal strain on the surface. In rings with a slight concave groove, where part of the silver surface is in a deeper position, these blackened surfaces are protected and last longer. This can create a nice contrast between the upper "lighter" and the deep "darker" areas and give a distinctive look. However, each piece can be easily and inexpensively restored to its original look by renewing the surface treatment. If you are interested in this process being renewed, please contact me.
Ø Sea Urchin approx. 1,3 cm (0,5 in) Chain length: 50 cm (with a "extra circle" at 45cm, so you can choose between both lengths)
*This necklace is also available in a bigger size.
I casted this Sea urchin in silver from a real one using the lost-wax casting process, that means anything of the original sea urchin remains, the necklace is made just out of silver. The mould was made from a "sea urchin" found in Mallorca, Spain. All my jewelry pieces are handmade by me in my atelier in Berlin.