FOREVER Mama ® BAR Original Design

  • Our original Forever Mama ®  Design, in Minimalist & Wanderlust. This is not a customizable necklace. You will be receiving one like pictured 😊 

    A little bit of a personal background. This is an original Mint & Birch design.

    Forever mama. This piece is inspired by my own story. I grew up in a non-ideal situation where my own mother neglected us and eventually abandoned us (this won't be a sob story, I promise!) When I had kids, I vowed to never forget that I am FOREVER my kids' mama. That means I love them unconditionally, with no bounds and most importantly, that I am always there for them. Whether they are 2 or 18, no matter how much they "act out," "misbehave," or "rebel," I am still their forever mama. I was quite the angry teenager and I know that on the outside, I seemed like a fleeting, rebellious teenager who wanted nothing but to be angry and hurt. But inside, I was crying out for the type of love that only a mother could give. And this little piece I designed is something I made for myself to remember that 1.) I am not my mother, and also 2.) to remind myself how important that unconditional, ever present motherly love is. Through the tantrums, through the bedtime delaying tactics, through the crayon scribbled walls. I am forever mama.

     *Does not come with photo props, you will receive the necklace.  Looking for a quality, gold-filled bar necklace and would like a different price point for a gift or budget? See our LITE barshere!


     Each Mint & Birch bar necklace is cut by hand in our studio. Each one starts out as a large sheet of extra thick, premium, high quality, 14 karat gold fill or solid sterling silver ethically sourced from reputable mills in North America and is stamped using hand tools. Each Mint & Birch piece is finished and polished in our studio using professional materials. We promise that our necklaces are worth the price!

    Here at Mint & Birch, we use only ethically sourced, certified gold fill and solid sterling silver sourced from North American mills. Gold fill jewelry must contain a certain percentage of gold in order to be able to be legally called gold fill. This percentage is based on the weight of the piece. We use extra thick and heavy bars for your necklaces so that the weight and amount of real gold that you are getting per necklace is higher. We create our bars out of thicker than average sheets of high quality gold fill or sterling sheets sourced from North American mills. This ensures a luxurious, long lasting piece that you can treasure for years to come.

    We do NOT use gold plated materials, but instead, we use gold fill and solid sterling silver. Gold fill is much more superior to gold plated, and is made by bonding physical layers of real gold into a base core. Gold plated, which we do NOT use, is simply a microscopic dip into metallic colouring or gold alloy, which is often not real gold, or cannot be certified as real gold because gold plated items are usually sourced overseas. Often, gold plated materials simply refers to the metallic colour in which it has been dipped in, and as such,  especially without certification, could contain heavy toxic metals such as cadmium or lead. Mint & Birch does NOT sell gold plated items. Our pieces are free of cadmium, lead and nickel and do not contain any toxic metals. We use only gold fill or solid sterling silver, as we strive source best raw materials in the industry! Our gold fill raw materials are ethically sourced from mills within North America, and we only buy raw materials that can be certified as containing real 14 karat gold, safe to wear, free of toxic metals and ethically sourced. 

    Most importantly is the process in which we make our bars. We do not use a tumbler, in which many, many pieces can be polished and rough edges removed with little effort by putting multiple pendants into a rotating canister with small steel parts or abrasives.  Tumbling does not always remove all of the rough edges, but simply smoothes them down. Furthermore, tumbling can cause micro scratches and wear off the gold in gold filled pieces leading to tarnish. We do NOT do this. Instead, we meticulously use hand tools to individually finish each bar to ensure that each edge is as smooth as possible. We have created a unique process of finishing your pieces without a tumbler, but with multiple hand tools, ensuring that quality is delivered. We believe in good old-fashioned hard work! Your bar necklace will not flake or tarnish as each one is treated with care individually and not mass manufactured.

    The combination of high quality materials we work hard to source, and our unique process of finishing the bars results in necklaces that will last for years to come. We strive to deliver the very best! Mint & Birch also works hard to create unique designs to hand stamp your necklaces with. In fact, some of our designs are even created specifically for us and cannot be found elsewhere! 
  • FOREVER mama stamped in our minimalist and wanderlust font. Please select your choice of material in the drop down menu. Font descriptions are as follows:

    Wanderlust: This is a beautiful font that has a dancing baseline. It's flowy, fun yet elegant. Letters range in size from about 1.5-3.75mm
    MINIMALIST: A small, uppercase font that is classic and simple. It is a smaller font, about 1.5 mm in height. Available in numbers and is the default font for numbers.

    This is not a custom listing. To get our FOREVER Mama™ phrase in a custom font, please use this listing here

    The bar is about 1.3 inches long. These are hand cut, so not every one will be exactly that size, but will be close to it. PLEASE CONTACT US if you have any questions about this necklace. 

    As always, each personalised gold bar necklace is packaged with care and attention to detail, ready to gift to someone, or as a treat to yourself! We promise you'll enjoy unwrapping this pretty package to find a very cute and classy necklace!  Please note that you are purchasing a handmade product. Letter placement will vary slightly and will not be exactly as shown. We stamp each letter individually, so each necklace will vary slightly. We do not purchase  mass produced charms, attach them to a chain and call it "handmade." Instead, we pride ourselves in stamping each letter on each bar by hand, one by one. If you are not happy with any variance, please reconsider purchasing 

      All our chains have closed and soldered links to prevent breakage, however, like any other piece of dainty jewellery, if it is pulled on by a toddler or child, it will break. Please be aware of this when you are purchasing. We do offer repair services (see our policies page linked at the bottom of this listing for more info). 

      Please see our FAQ section for more about necklace care and information. For sterling silver: By nature, sterling silver oxidizes especially in humid environments, but can be polished up with a polish cloth. 

      Please note that the personalised necklace is very dainty, and that the chain is very thin and light, but super shiny! What's gold fill? Gold fill necklaces are made out of real, 14k gold that is bonded (not plated) to a base core. It will never flake or wear off, unlike plated jewellery. It's the next best thing to solid gold. You can polish the whole bar with a polish pad to remove dirt or fingerprints. Please note that each necklace is handmade to order- hand cut, hand stamped and finished all by hand. Each letter is stamped on individually- due to the nature of handmade, variations in letter placement, spacing and depth may occur. This is not a flaw, but a feature of handmade. Each necklace will be handmade beautifully just for you! 

      For turnaround time and shipping information, please review our shop policies. Customer agrees to shop policies upon purchasing. To view shop policies, please see here.

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