All of the stunning silver jewellery designs you see on our website are created from the same material – precious metal clay or PMC as it is otherwise known. There are a couple of different brands of PMC, we have always used Art Clay Silver. When the business was first established we used a fine silver PMC as that was all that was available. A few years later a slow drying variation of Art Clay Silver was released so we moved to this as it gave us extra working time and was a superior product to the original. Our jewellery designs were handcrafted from the fine silver clay and then once ready they were fired to produce fine silver jewellery (99% pure silver). A few years ago the company who manufacture Art Clay Silver in Japan released a brand new PMC called Art Clay Silver 950, which when fired is 95% silver and 5% copper, therefore, making it sterling silver, which is any silver more than 92.5% pure.
PMC is comprised of recycled silver particles, a non-toxic organic binder and water all combined to make a clay. Upon firing, the organic binder and water burn away, leaving the silver and copper particules to melt and fuse together, giving the sterling silver. Art clay silver is a very versatile material to work with and it can be rolled out flat, cut into various shapes and moulded into what ever shape you would like. Each piece of silver jewellery we create goes through 14 different stages to get from art clay silver to your finished shiny jewellery.
All of our jewellery designs are hand crafted and each piece is personalised by hand using a special hand tool to inscribe each letter and number of your chosen personalisation. Once at the correct stage, all jewellery is fired in a special kiln at 870 degrees centigrade for the recommended time before being cooled and then undergoing several stages of finishing and polishing.
All of the silver chains, cufflink backs, jump rings and findings we use are sterling silver and those over the legal weight limit are hallmarked. The silver charms/pieces we create are all under the legal hallmarking weight of 7.78g and are therefore not required to be hallmarked.
We are constantly updating and adding to our beautiful range of jewellery designs so be sure to keep checking back to see what is new 🙂
Be inspired by our stunning jewellery by visiting our personalised jewellery page.