Sterling Silver Mermaid and Swan Bracelet, "The Gift"

$428.00

A Mermaid receives a precious gift from a swan as she rests on the shore after a storm has past. This bracelet features a unique tail and splash closure that is attached by four strands of high quality sterling silver chain, as well as the beautiful central scene depicting the story. Many interpretations are possible in this mystical piece of jewelry; I originally thought of this piece from a purely romantic point of view, but just as the piece was nearing completion there was a sailing accident, my husband was aboard "WingNuts" in the Chicago to Mackinaw Race when it capsized during a severe nighttime storm and two sailors and close friends were lost. Then the bracelet became to mean much more; the grace of the swan delivering the souls of the two lost sailors into the safe keeping of the mermaid's care.

I started by creating a detailed pencil drawing to refine my idea and layout the proportion of the piece. The next step was to sculpt everything in wax, this was a very time and labor intensive process; including applying one scale at a time on the mermaid and each feather of the swan. While great attention was given to such details, I also took great care to ensure the musculature was accurate and the overall design pleasing. When sculpting was complete it was cast using the lost wax method in sterling silver. A patina was applied in two parts to give some areas a darker finish than others, providing for contrast and interest. Four strands of high quality sterling silver chain were soldered to the central scene linking it with the unusual tail hook and splash catch. This was followed by hand polishing and an application of Renaissance Wax to protect the finish and guard against tarnish.

The Mermaid and Swan panel of the bracelet is 2 5/8 inches long by 1 3/8 inches tall, the tail and wave clasp when joined is 1 3/16 inches tall by 3/4 inches wide. The bracelet is available in 7, 7 1/2 or 8 inch lengths and I accept special orders if you need a specific size.

Payments

If you see something you love and it's outside of your budget contact me; while I don't lower my prices or have sales I can work out a payment plan for you and have done this for many of my customers.

Shipping from United States

United States Orders -- all orders will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail. Unless you are having your item customized most orders arrive within a week.

International Orders -- most orders are mailed via USPS Frist Class Mail, there may be exceptions for some countries depending on their regulations. On average expect a delivery time of approximately 1-3 weeks, however, there have been times when it's taken as long as 6 weeks for a package to arrive. Any import tariffs or taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser, which vary widely depending on the country.

The import tariffs and taxes are quite high some countries. VAT can be as much as 20% of the purchase price, please note this is NOT included in shipping fees, the cost for shipping is my cost for mailing the package to you. Any other fees that may be incurred are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

I want you to be absolutely delighted with whatever piece you order, if you don't like it for any reason please return it to me within 10 days of it's arrival and I will give you a full refund. The exception to this are items that have been customized for you, such as a specific stone that has been set or an unusual size in a ring or neck wire.

CANCELLATIONS
I will cancel an order if you do so before I have it mailed and as long as the order has not been customized for you in some way, such as a specific stone set or a ring or neck wire size that is an unusual size.

Additional

I am not accepting custom orders at this time.

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