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Silver lioness necklace. Lioness head pendant and solid silver chain with citrine eyes. Hand made to order. © Adrian Ashley

Silver lioness necklace. Lioness head pendant and solid silver chain with citrine eyes. Hand made to order. © Adrian Ashley

Regular price $292.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $292.00 USD
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This piece will be hand made to order in the United Kingdom, please allow me up to 30 days to complete it.

With this piece I have tried my hardest to capture the stern dignity of this majestic, queen of the savanna, provider for her cubs and pride.

The lion traditionally symbolises courage and nobility in many cultures. The ancient Egyptians portrayed several of their war deities as lionesses, which they revered as fierce hunters.

The sterling silver lioness measures 2.4cm, or a little under one inch wide. Without its solid silver chain, it weighs approximately 16g (which is slightly over half an ounce), and has eyes made from natural, cabochon-cut citrine gemstones.

The silver lioness has been hung from a sturdy silver chain and is supplied in its own gift box.

To create it I have utilized some of the most up-to-date technology alongside some of the oldest skills still used in jewellery and silversmithing. The original lioness was hand carved from wax before being digitally resized. It was cast in solid sterling silver, which was then reworked, for several hours, using traditional Goldsmiths' tools, to produce a very fine detail.

To emphasize the details of the carving, the silver lion was given an antique appearance by oxidising and then satin finishing the pendant. The whole piece was then coated with a layer of clear lacquer to help preserve the colouration.

This piece will be hand made to order in the United Kingdom, please allow me up to 30 days to complete it.

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.

All orders will be insured while in transit, and tracked wherever possible.

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