Stars can be seen to symbolise hope and the feminine spirit. They guide our path through the night and form our constellations.
The Astra star necklace is hand modelled from wax and has a pleasing tactile texture. The abstracted design is made up of layers of melted wax to create the undulating textured surface on the star.
The Astra pendant is cast in either solid bronze or sterling silver. Each one has been carefully made individually by me, therefore no two are ever the same.
Due to the individually made design, the Astra pendant you receive may differ slightly to those pictured.
Each pendant measures approx 1.5cm x 1.5cm. Sizes may vary slightly due to the nature of the design.
It comes with a 14K gold filled or sterling silver cable chain necklace. Clasp is stamped 1/20 14K or 925 for sterling silver. The chain is lightweight and has rounded links.
Each sterling silver pendant comes with a full UK hallmark from The Assay Office.
The circumference of the chain is 18".
*Bronze will naturally gradually develop a patina/dullness over time (called oxidisation). To keep your Studio Rua necklace looking its best please avoid spraying perfume or putting lotion on the skin next to the jewellery. Remove jewellery before swimming or bathing. It is best to keep it stored in a cool and dry area when not being worn. All these things should help keep your necklace looking it's best!
Light tarnish/patina on bronze can be removed by light regular cleaning with a jewellery polishing cloth. A good natural method to keep your bronze clean is to mix equal parts lemon juice with baking soda, mix, then add your jewellery and leave for 10-15 minutes or as long as required. Remove and brush with a soft toothbrush, then and dry thoroughly. Repeat if needed.
A small note on the gold-filled chains and findings I use in all the Studio Rua pieces:
"Gold filled" comprises a solid layer of gold (14k) permanently bonded to a base metal, such as brass. The minimum layer of gold must equal at least 1/20th the weight of the total item. It is very hard wearing and under normal wear the gold will not peel or flake, unlike gold plate and is commonly used as a more economical alternative to pure gold.
All the metals I work with (bronze, silver and 9ct gold) are recycled and the bronze doesn't contain nickel.
The delivery options for this item are listed below (if it doesn't state 'Express delivery' then that option is not available for this product). As soon as you place your order, this small business will spring into action, get it ready and send it out... (and you can feel wonderful for supporting them).
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Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 25th - 27th December
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South Downs national park, Hampshire
MODERN AND PLAYFUL JEWELLERY INSPIRED BY ANCIENT ADORNMENT AND FOLK TRADITIONS.
All Studio Rua jewellery is thoughtfully designed and handmade, using the age old technique of lost wax casting. I create my original wax design by hand, which leaves subtle traces of fingerprints and tools marks, much like ancient treasure unearthed from archaeological digs. I primarily draw my inspiration from ancient jewellery, British folk traditions and Mother Nature. My designs unashamedly embrace imperfection, the visibility of the maker is celebrated.