We wanted to offer something at a different price point while we still have these sheets! Our regular bars are a little on the higher end of the spectrum for pricing - We will never apologize for the way we price our luxurious bars, and if you’ve felt one in your hands, you’ll know they are worth every penny. But we also want to make quality gold-fill necklaces available to as many as we can, so this is a way for us to offer that! Everyone deserves a piece of quality jewellery to celebrate their story!
While cleaning up the workshop, we found some old sheets of gold fill that we purchased when we first started making necklaces!Since these sheets are not our "standard," we were going to recycle them. While recycling gold fill is sustainable, it is not as sustainable as using these sheets up! To view our regular bars, see here. So, in an effort to be sustainable, we decided to offer bars out of them, because these sheets are still quality gold-fill that is meant for everyday wear.
The thickness of these bars is deemed to be about average in the industry, but thinner compared to our luxurious classic bars.
The bars are about 1.20 inches. Because it is cut by hand, each one will vary slightly.
These bars do not have the same luxurious feel as our regular necklaces. They are lighter but still substantial, an average industry standard thickness.
This is a smaller bar, so less can be stamped on it. Please see font selection guide at the bottom of this listing.
In order for us to offer these bars at this price, these will be minimally packaged, without a gift box, regardless of what option you pick for shipping. (Unless you select the gift boxed option!)
What's the SAME?
They are still made out of 14 karat gold fill, and will not tarnish.
Made smaller, but similar proportions in width and length as our standard size.
They are still ethically sourced, free of heavy metals and safe to wear.
Most importantly, they are still made by hand. Each one is still cut, filed, drilled, stamped and polished by hand. They take substantially less time to file because of the thinness of the sheets, but are still very much a piece of quality jewellery.
Still meant for everyday wear!
FONT & DESIGN SELECTION GUIDE FOR THE LITE MINI: This is a smaller bar than our standard sized bars, so there will be limitations to some fonts. If your customization has letters with downswings (such as in g, p, y, q, j), or upswings (such as in letters d, t, b, f, l, h, k), we recommend a smaller font such as storybook, or a font with less variances of sizing between the up/down swings and other letters.
If you have up/downswings in your customization we recommend: - Minimalist - Lavender - Storybook - Atticus - Jaleesa - Tiny sayings - Cashmere - Wanderlust (for some letters)
For example, if you have the name “abigail,” we suggest using the fonts lavender, minimalist, storybook. Fonts we do NOT recommend for names with up/down swings are: lace, calligraphy, meadow, ocean, sunset. Upswings occur on letters such as b, l, k. Downswings occur on letters such as y, j, p. If you have both letters with up/down swings, please select from one of the suggested fonts above. But please contact Jessica if you have any questions at all, or click on the little Facebook Icon on the bottom right to send a message!
Please contact us if you have any questions at all!
Will be packaged in a plain white box, unless gift boxing is selected. Does not automatically come gift boxed, even though check out may have different verbiage. This is to be able to offer gold fill at this price.
ALIGNMENT:Alignment of customization is Left, Right or Centre of the bar. If you select it to be Right, it will be stamped on the Right side of the bar, while looking at the bar when it is not being worn. The vantage point will be of you looking at the stamping on the bar when it is not worn, as if reading it. The vantage point will be like you are looking at a photo of the necklace. For petite bars, we suggest the center alignment.
LENGTH: Standard length is 18 inches. For layering, we suggest 2 inches difference. Measurement of length is when the necklace is open, measured from end to end and includes the bar as part of the measurement.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MINT & BIRCH PIECES?
T H E M A G I C I S I N T H E P R O C E S S .
Each Mint & Birch piece starts out as sheets of precious metal. Each bar, disc, oval, heart is cut and polished by hand in my studio. Each piece is cut lovingly by me one order at a time. Jessica, the owner of the company.
Yes! You can wear these pieces every day without worry of flaking, peeling or tarnish!
I personally file, drill and polish each one with my own hands. I only use ethically sourced gold fill and solid sterling silver sheets sourced from North American mills. Using hand tools allows me 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! I do not use a tumbler, in which several pieces are put into a rotating canister with abrasives or steel pins to quickly smooth batches of pieces, causing micro scratches and unnecessary wear. Instead, I believe in good old-fashioned hard work done with elbow grease! Your bar necklace will not flake and you can wear it daily! The combination of high quality materials and my unique process of finishing the bars results in pieces that will last for years to come. I strive to offer my best, offering customizations not found elsewhere, such as the original hand lettered pieces.