Yes, you read right! This necklace is double sided. Hand-stamping leaves an impression on the metal, which leaves the words that you see on the bar. We have found a method of doing this so that the stamped impression does not show on the other side, allowing us to stamp on the backside! This bar is more luxurious than our single sided bar necklaces because it is much thicker and has a nice weight to it.
+ T O O R D E R + Easy peasy!
- Select your choice of font and leave a note. Please see the font options in the "font chart and size guide" underneath the main photo, or see here. If you'd like calligraphy font (as shown in this image here), please leave this blank.
- In notes, please indicate what word(s) and font you'd like and what you'd like on each side. See below for font descriptions. Please make sure you let us know what font you'd like in the notes otherwise we will use the font that is shown on this listing. If you'd like the calligraphy font as shown in photo above, you don't need to indicate the font. If you type in a date, we will automatically use the minimalist font with the mm/dd/yy(yy) format unless otherwise instructed by you. (We may use YY instead of YYYY if it does not fit). Want Roman Numerals? Ensure you write it exactly as you'd like. If you have a preference on how you'd like the word(s) aligned on the bar, please also indicate in the notes or else we will stamp it as we see fits best based on your customization. (Most of the time this is RIGHT aligned). Let us know in the notes if you'd like a horizontal or vertical bar. All bars are horizontal unless otherwise specified.
*For your reference, you can also click on the "FONT AND SIZE GUIDE" by the title of this listing.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT OUR BAR NECKLACES?
Each Mint & Birch gold fill & sterling bar necklace is made by hand in our studio one at a time. Each one starts out as a sheet of high quality, 14k gold fill or sterling silver. We source out the very best gold and sterling made in North America. Every step of the process is done by Jessica, by hand. No assembly line or mass manufactured pendants over here! First, your bar or triangle is cut to precision so that all the edges are parallel, and angles perfect. Then, your bar or triangle is filed, sanded, and polished right here in our studio using professional materials.. 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! Every sterling/gold fill bar comes gift boxed in a little mint box, ready to gift to yourself or a special loved one!
F O N T I N F O :
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.
Sunset: Brush style font with a boho feel. Scripted freely and beautifully like brushed strokes. Letters will vary widely between 1.5 mm to 5mm. Letters such as the t, y, z, g are larger, with most vowels being smaller. Lowercase only.
Storybook: Simple, playful but elegant cursive font. Size of letters are about 2-3mm. This is a smaller font.This font features beautiful loops. Lowercase only.
Calligraphy: Elegant font that resembles calligraphy! Letters vary in size, but is about 2-3 mm in size on average. Letters like the a, o are smaller while letters with the beautiful strokes (like the j, y) are a bit bigger. The r has a smaller foot as shown in sample photos. This is a scripted font. Only lowercase.
Wanderlust: This is a beautiful font that has a dancing baseline. It is flowy, fun yet elegant. Letters range in size from about 1.5-3.75mm. Please note this is a free/flowy/whimsical font. Because of the design and style of the font, letters such as the a are much smaller than letters such as h. This font features smaller vowels. The letter r does not have a foot. See photo for reference. Lowercase only.
Love Letters: Similar to calligraphy, but more slanted as if written with a quill on parchment paper with a love note for a loved one. Letters range in size but will be about 3mm. Lowercase only.
Heartstrings: Letters resembling string, and words will connect as if strung like string across a bar necklace. Who pulls at your heartstrings? String their name across a bar necklace! Letters are about 3.5-4.15mm wide. Can fit about 7 characters on a standard bar, and about 10 on a longer bar. Lowercase only.
Madeline: Free writing font with flowing letters. About 2-3mm tall letters. Letters are a bit wider than other fonts, therefore character limit is a bit lower for bar necklaces. Available in upper and lowercase.
Cursive: A pretty font that resembles old-fashioned cursive writing. Simple, but pretty! Each letter is about 3mm on average. Upper and Lowercase.
Brentwood: Resembles printed handwriting. This is quite a small font, and the letters are just under 2.5mm on average, ranging from 2-3mm depending on the letter. Upper and Lowercase.
Galaxy: A clean, minimalist stylish font with a modern vibe. Letters are about 2.5mm. Uppercase only.
MINIMALIST: A small, uppercase font that is classic and simple. It is a smaller font, about 1.5 mm in height. Available in uppercase and is the default font for numbers and roman numerals.
Tiny Sayings: This is a super small, dainty font. Each letter varies in size between 1-1.5mm! This is great if you would like a longer saying that you need to fit on a bar, or more names to fit on a bar. The font style resembles something printed out of a vintage newspaper. Lowercase AND numbers.
Boho Love: Printed letters. Letters are about 4mm tall. Uppercase only.
Print: Simple, plain font that's always a favourite! It is playful yet simple. Letters vary but are about 3mm in size. Lowercase only.
Newspaper: Resembles a type that you’d see out of a vintage newspaper. Letters are about 2-3mm tall. Skinnier font than Print. Upper and Lowercase, plus numbers to match.
*Please note that by default, if numbers are requested, they will be plain as shown on the minimalist font. Roman numerals cannot be done in other fonts due to length so it will be done in minimalist.
*Please note that some fonts come in uppercase/lowercase while others come with only lowercase. If you type in "Mary," and the font is only available in lowercase, we will stamp "mary" on your bar. If it comes in both cases, it will be stamped as "Mary" on your bar. Please note that by default, if numbers are requested, they will be plain as shown on the minimalist font unless otherwise requested.
*Scripted fonts such as the storybook, wanderlust and calligraphy are a designer font, and are not a block font so please understand that it resembles free hand writing or brushed writing. Because they are designer fonts, they are handcrafted fonts. Please keep that in mind if you select any of our scripted or designer fonts in that every designer font has a style that is unique. Each necklace is handmade and handstamped, please allow for variations in position, depth and spacing of letters. This is not a printed necklace, so some variations will occur as a result of being handmade and handstamped, and to ensure that every letter fits on the bar. Please contact us directly here if you have any questions regarding font choices and we would love to assist you!
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT OUR NECKLACES?
Each bar necklace starts out as a sheet of high quality, 14k gold fill or sterling silver. 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 bar 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 source thicker than average sheets of gold fill and sterling made in North America 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!
SPECIFICS & MEASUREMENTS
Each bar measures approximately 5mm wide and depending on the word chosen, about 1.2-1.3 inches long. Bar size may be dependant on word selected. Chain length is 18 inches (standard length). Need extra length? Please see HERE to change your length. All our chains are finished with a sparkle! 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).
To care for it, please keep it away from soaps and take it off in extremely moist conditions so as to avoid dirt and grime from building up. Please keep it away from perfumes or chemicals. We recommend taking it off when you are in the shower as soap grime can easily build up on the fine chain. Gently clean with a soft, non-abrasive cloth. Other than that, feel free to wear your necklace as much as you'd like without worry!
For sterling silver: By nature, sterling silver oxidizes especially in humid environments, but can be polished up with a polish cloth. 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!
Please note that the necklace is very dainty, and that the chain is very thin and light, but super shiny! For turnaround time and shipping information, please review our shop policies. Customer agrees to shop policies upon purchasing. Please note that every custom order is final. It is entirely up to the customer as to what font they choose. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the font they have selected is indeed the font they'd like, and that they have read the description of the dimensions above pertaining to the font sizes and dimensions. Please contact us if you have any questions at all here. To view shop policies, please see here.
Please note that some fonts come in uppercase/lowercase while others come with only lowercase. If you type in "Mary," and the font is only available in lowercase, we will stamp "mary" on your bar. If it comes in both cases, it will be stamped as "Mary" on your bar. Please note that by default, if numbers are requested, they will be plain as shown on the minimalist font unless otherwise requested.