Chunky Cufflinks in Sterling Silver with Cast-in-place Sapphire
A pair of chunky square-shaped cufflinks in sterling silver encrusted with blue and green sapphire organically set with the cast-in-place technique and featuring a scratchy, rough texture.
The pieces were sculpted in jewellery-grade wax leaving the scratches on the surface to enhance an organic and strong look.
When the square shapes were ready, the sapphires were set directly into the wax.
The cufflinks were then sent with the stone in place (hence the name cast-in-place) in a small, family-run casting house here in London to be cast in recycled silver.
After the casting, the pieces have been soldered to their posts before sending them to the Goldsmiths’ Assay Office in London for the full hallmarks.
Square central piece: 12.4 mm x 12.4 mm approx
Weight: 12.96 gr both
Dispatch time is usually within 1-2 working days (Monday to Friday) for jewellery ready to dispatch, and 4-6 weeks for jewellery made to order.
Import duties and taxes are not the responsibility of Be. Alice and are to be paid by the customer if and where applicable.
Since we are a London-based business, there have been some significant changes for customers buying from and importing to countries in the European Union (as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).
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Remember that your jewellery is made of an alloy (a mix of metals) that contains copper and it will eventually oxidise over time developing that dull and darker colour that is typical of antique metals. It will also leave dark marks on your skin. Don't worry, it is normal.
If you love that vintage and worn look (like we do) then watch your piece ageing slowly.
If worn metal isn't your thing, then you can treat your piece the way you would do with fine jewellery: store your jewellery in a dry, dark place (such as a jewellery box) and polish them frequently with a specific soft cloth.
Wear your pieces after applying perfume, creme, make-up and avoid contact with water.
If your jewellery is plated please note that plating is a temporary treatment, and sooner or later it will come off.
Every brand has a slightly different system to measure ring sizes (take a look at the major brand ring size chart on their website, if you compare the inner diameter on those charts they don't always match with the corresponding size).
Think of it like clothes' sizes: not always a "medium" size fit the body in the same way among all the brands around.
The same is true for rings. It largely depends on the mandrel (a jewellery tool) the jewelers use to make and then measure the ring.
Slightly differences in diameter (a few mm) make a huge difference in terms of ring sizes.
We use our chart for determining the ring size on our website, but the most accurate way is to measure the inner diameter of a ring you already own. Please, if you can, take a look at the chart too.
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