Sea Glass & Silver Rustic ‘Cross of St. Cuthbert’ Necklace.
Please note: I will make this necklace ‘to order’. It will be handmade and ready for despatch within 2-3 weeks of purchase. It is shown as ‘in stock’, so that the purchase/order can be made.
A small handmade silver Celtic cross pendant necklace.
The shape and detail of this rustic cross is inspired by the ‘Cross of St. Cuthbert’ (the pectoral cross, held in a collection at Durham Cathedral), though it is not intended to be a replica. As the original, mediaeval Cuthbert’s Cross was made in gold, set with rubies, I echo this in the red enamelling and sea glass cabochon.
I make the cross entirely by hand in sterling silver and ethical fine silver, employing a variety of techniques and processes, giving the cross a rustic, slightly aged finish with hints of detail. I roughly hand-shape the tiny sea glass cabochon, to be reminiscent of early mediaeval jewels, and set it in the centre of the cross. This is genuine red sea glass that I have collected by hand on the County Durham coast of England.
This Celtic style cross is handmade here in Northumbria, North East England, the region in which Cuthbert later lived and worked.
- Cross size: approx. 7/8 inch ‘diameter’ (23 mm d.).
- Cross length including bail: approx. 1 1/8 inches (28 mm)
- Sea glass cabochon size: approx. 1/8 inch (3 mm) diameter.
- The cross comes on an 18 inch sterling silver trace chain.
As I will make the cross pendant to order, the photographs show an example of my design. I make each pendant individually, however, so it may vary slightly from the photograph. However, I aim to colour-match as closely as possible.
Design is copyright of Northumbria Gems 2018.
Please note: the silver proportion of the cross pendant is under under 7.78 grams (part of the weight is the tiny cabochon), so falls within the exemption weight for hallmarking according to the Hallmarking Act 1973. I purchase all of my raw silver materials from established, reputable UK suppliers.
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