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Badger necklace, large sterling silver badger head pendant with natural sapphire eyes. Hand made to order © Adrian Ashley

Badger necklace, large sterling silver badger head pendant with natural sapphire eyes. Hand made to order © Adrian Ashley

Regular price £195.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £195.00 GBP
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This piece will be hand made for you in England. Please allow me up to 21 days to finish making it.

Badger head pendant with gemstone eyes. 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 sterling silver badger pendant measures a little under 4cm or one and a half inches long. It weighs approximately 23g and has its beady eyes made from dark sapphire cabochons.
It was hand carved from wax which had a mould taken from it and was then cast in solid silver and given a hallmark to prove that it is silver. The badger’s black and white stripes were created by oxidising the silver to make the black stripes and then cutting through the oxidisation to expose the silver beneath and create the white stripes. The whole badger was then coated with a layer of clear lacquer to help preserve the colouration. This pendant is supplied on a cotton cord in its own gift box.

 

Please allow up to 30 days for this piece to be made for you.

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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