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Gold badger Necklace, gold and natural sapphire pendant with a solid gold chain. This piece will be hand made for you in the UK. © Adrian Ashley

Gold badger Necklace, gold and natural sapphire pendant with a solid gold chain. This piece will be hand made for you in the UK. © Adrian Ashley

Regular price $604.00 USD
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This piece will be hand made for you in the United Kingdom. Please allow me up to 28 days to finish making it. 

Gold badger head pendant and chain with natural, dark blue sapphire eyes. The badger is made from 9ct gold that has been given a high-carat gold coating. It has been given a Hallmark from the Assay Office to prove that it is made of gold, and has been hung from an elegant, 18 inch long solid gold chain.

Found in its different guises across Europe, Asia and North America the badger is a much loved animal with strength and courage that are celebrated in countless folktales and children’s stories.
This piece depicts a European Badger (Meles meles), the nocturnal, burrowing creature featured in Kenneth Graham's classic ‘The Wind in the Willows’, as Tommy Brock in Beatrix Potter's children’s books and as the house symbol for Hufflepuff in the ‘Harry Potter’ series.

The European badger is a powerfully built black, white, and grey animal with a small head, a stocky body, little black eyes and short tail. The European badger is generally a social, peaceful animal, having been known to share its burrow with other species such as rabbits, red foxes and raccoon dogs.

The yellow gold badger measures a little under 2cm (which is around three quarters of an inch). It has eyes made from cabochon cut, natural, dark blue sapphire eyes. The badger has been given a Hallmark from the Assay Office to prove that it is made of gold. The gold badger has been hung from an elegant, 18 inch long solid gold chain. This pendant is supplied in its own gift box.

To create this piece I have utilized some of the most up-to-date technology alongside some of the oldest skills still used in jewellery and goldsmithing. The original was hand carved from wax before being digitally scanned and resized. It was cast in solid gold which was then reworked, for several hours, using traditional Goldsmiths' tools, to produce a very fine detail. The pendant was given a polished finish and badger's black stripes were created with a baked-on ceramic patina. 

This piece can also be made for you in either 18ct yellow, white or red gold, 22ct gold or platinum. Please contact me for a quotation.

Wearing a piece of Adrian Ashley’s jewellery identifies you as someone who can appreciate handmade goods and fine craftmanship.

I do my best to insure all the raw materials I use have been sourced responsibly and I always price my work honestly. All pieces are handmade in a small workshop in the English countryside and shipped to collectors across the world.

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UK orders will be delivered by a trackable Royal Mail service.

International orders can be shipped using an express courier company (usually FedEx).

Alternatively, international customers can choose to have smaller orders sent using The Royal Mail and their local postal service partners.

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