Skip to product information
1 of 10

adrian ashley

Small silver badger Necklace. Sterling silver pendant with natural sapphire eyes and a solid silver chain. Hand made to order. © Adrian Ashley

Small silver badger Necklace. Sterling silver pendant with natural sapphire eyes and a solid silver chain. Hand made to order. © Adrian Ashley

Regular price £190.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £190.00 GBP
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
This Silver badger will be hand made for you in the United Kingdom. Please allow up to 30 days for it to be completed.
This piece is also available in gold. Please message me for details.

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 measures around 2.5cm (which is close to an inch). It has eyes made from natural, cabochon cut, sapphire gemstones.
The silver badger has been hung from an elegant, yet sturdy 20 inch long solid silver chain.
This pendant 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 was hand carved from wax before being digitally scanned and 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.
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.

All of my silver jewellery is made from solid Sterling Silver (silver with a purity of at least 92.5%). It does not contain any lead or other harmful materials.
I do my best to insure all the raw materials I use have been sourced responsibly and I always price my work honestly.

All my pieces are made in a small workshop in the English countryside.
Please read my shop policies and the shipping information. Thank you.
Look after yourselves,
Adrian

Shipping

We will deliver international orders free of charge, using a top-tier courier company - typically FedEx or DHL.

Domestic orders will usually be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery.

View full details