18ct solid gold and ceylon sapphire starflower borage pendant


18ct gold and ceylon sapphire pendant

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Borage for courage!

Roman soldiers used to drink borage wine for courage before going to battle…

This disc is hand sawn out of a chunk of solid 18ct yellow gold. I then drill and burr out the holes for the sapphires which have to be exactly the same size and shape of each individual sapphire, this is

the tricky bit because if I take away even a fraction too much metal, I can’t put it back and the sapphire won’t be set well. Once I have the gemstone seated perfectly, I burnish the metal down onto it, to lock it in (no glue is ever involved) For the finishing touch, I hand engrave the details to make the star shapes, I do this with a hand held, hand push graver. This takes years of practice to master, it is very easy to slip out and cut unwanted marks into the design.
The disc is 15mm wide and the sheet I have sawn out is 1.6mm thick, so this pendant is rather heavy for its size.

Set with natural AAA grade ceylon sapphires.
All components are solid 18ct yellow gold, including the 18inch chain.


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