Forever Mama™ Necklace: Choose your font

  • To order, please use the drop down menus to select your font and material. If you'd like a vertical bar, please let us know in the notes section. Otherwise, it will be a horizontal bar. 

    Please see the ​FONT & SIZE GUIDE

    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.

    To order, please use the drop down menus to select your font and material. If you'd like a vertical bar, please let us know in the notes section. Otherwise, it will be a horizontal bar. 


    Each Mint & Birch gold fill & sterling necklace is made by hand in our studio one by one. Each gold fill & sterling necklace starts out as a sheet of high quality, 14k gold fill or sterling silver. 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. 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 pre maturing tarnish. We do NOT do this- Instead, we use hand tools to individually file each bar to ensure that each edge is as smooth as possible. Your bar necklace will not flake or tarnish as each one is treated with care and not mass manufactured. Every step of the process is done by Jessica, by hand. First, your bar is cut to precision so that all the edges are parallel, and angles perfect. Then, your necklace is filed, sanded, and polished right here in our studio. Each necklace is made one at a time to ensure quality and is a labour of love! We also use thicker than average sheets of gold fill and sterling to make your necklaces. In fact, our double sided gold filled neckless are made from the thickest sheets of gold fill that we could get our hands on! Mint & Birch also works hard to find unique, beautiful fonts and designs to hand stamp your necklaces with. In fact, some of our designs are even created specifically for us and cannot be found elsewhere!
  • Mint & Birch is home of the Forever Mama necklace. This is a saying that is exclusive to Mint & Birch! To order, please select your metal type and font choice. 

    The bar is about 1.3 inches long and about 5-6mm wide. 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 order 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 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 finger prints. 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. Handmade in Canada. 

    • Need to change the length from the standard 18 inches? Easy peasy! To change your length, please add this listing below to your cart so that we can ensure that we make your necklace the length you desire! 

      Please see HERE to change your length. There will be no fee to shorten your chain. 

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