Double sided Bar Necklace: BC or LOCAL ORDERS ONLY

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YES! This is a double sided stamped bar. Because of the method of finishing we us, and the thick sheets we use, we are able to make our bars be able to withstand double sided stamping. These bars take a lot of extra love to make! 

Traditional stamping leaves marks on the back of the bar. (When you buy a single sided necklace, you can see the marks on the back of the bar.) This is because the bar needs to sit on a hard piece of metal slab so that the metal stamp can be hit against the slab to create an impression into the bar. This force leaves unsightly marks on the back of the bar, and NOT suitable to be presentable. 😉 Sometimes, the marks will look like reverse stamping, or deep pits in the metal. However, I have created a method of doing double sided stamping without leaving unsightly scratches on the other side of the bar!

Most shops are unable to offer double sided stamping without this happening. However, at Mint & Birch, we have created a special method (top secret!) of stamping a bar so that there aren’t marks or indentations. Please note that due to the nature of stamping on both sides, there will be SLIGHT marks on both sides of the bar, due to dust that may fall between the bar and the workbench. It is only made if dust comes into contact with the bar during the process and cannot always be prevented, though we do our absolute best. They will not be like the ones that are left by traditional hand stamping. They will only be visible if you look for them. 

This is a double sided stamped bar. Because of the method of finishing we us, and the thick sheets we use, we are able to make our bars be able to withstand double sided stamping. These bars take a lot of extra love to make! 

Traditional stamping leaves marks on the back of the bar. (When you buy a single sided necklace, you can see the marks on the back of the bar.) This is because the bar needs to sit on a hard piece of metal slab so that the metal stamp can be hit against the slab to create an impression into the bar. This force leaves unsightly marks on the back of the bar, and NOT suitable to be presentable. 😉 Sometimes, the marks will look like reverse stamping, or deep pits in the metal. However, I have created a method of doing double sided stamping without leaving unsightly scratches on the other side of the bar!

Most shops are unable to offer double sided stamping without this happening. However, at Mint & Birch, we have created a special method (top secret!) of stamping a bar so that there aren’t marks or indentations. Please note that due to the nature of stamping on both sides, there will be SLIGHT marks on both sides of the bar, due to dust that may fall between the bar and the workbench. They will not be like the ones that are left by traditional hand stamping. They will only be visible if you look for them. 

For your convenience, you can use the below template to copy and paste for double sided bar orders to make sure that we have all the info we need from you!

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Side A :
Customization:
Font or Design:
Alignment:

Side B:
Customization:
Font or Design:
Alignment
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** Alignment is from the point of view of looking at the necklace while the necklace is unworn, on the table while looking at the necklace as if it were to be displayed. Right alignment will have the customization closer to the RIGHT side of the bar with space on the left, etc. 

This Mint & Birch stamped bar necklace is meant to be worn everyday and customized with something that represents your story! Each personalised necklace comes gift boxed in a mint box. Why are our gold fill bars more pricey? It is because we use thicker than average, high quality sheets of 14k gold fill and sterling to make these shiny bar necklaces! Because of the high quality material we use and how substantial it is, we can do double sided stamping without the letters showing through on the other side.  

Each piece of bar jewelry is finished with a sparkly chain that has soldered links for durability. This double sided bar measures about 1.5 inches by 1/4 inches. 

HOW TO ORDER


1. Select your choice of material choice and length in drop down menu. Please see the ​FONT AND SIZE GUIDE to pick your font. Please specify alignment. If no alignment is selected we will choose for you based on the customization. 

2. In the notes or at check out, please indicate what word(s) and font you'd like, or if you'd like dates. This is a double sided necklace. We will stamp both sides, unless otherwise requested. This is a perfect bar if you want something discreet just for you to see, if you want one side to be blank and facing out as the reverse stamping will not show through on the other side.  You can also let us know if you want a vertical or horizontal bar in the customization notes and we will fulfill your requests! All bars are horizontal unless otherwise specified. Please be clear about what you’d like on each side.  If you indicate customization on only one side, the other side will be blank as some like to wear the other side blank facing the outside, and choose this double sided bar as the back side does not show the stamping from the other side. 

Please write out all your customization notes for your necklace in the customization notes box on this listing, and add to cart :)


*Alignment of customization is Left, Right or Center of the bar. Ie, if you select it to be Right, it will be stamped on the right side of the bar, looking at the bar. 

 

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT OUR BAR NECKLACES? 

 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 tools and materials. We promise that our necklaces are worth the price!

Here at Mint & Birch, we only use 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 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 to source the 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, the magic 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 abrasive compounds such as silicone carbide grit, or ceramic. Tumbling does not always remove all of the rough edges, but simply smoothes them down. Furthermore, tumbling can cause micro scratches and wear down 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. Using hand tools allows us to have a greater degree of control and precision over the piece to ensure that edges are beautifully smooth and that no damage occurs when finishing the piece into shiny necklaces! 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 done with elbow and grease! 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! 


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