Mint & Birch is a passion project. To see current available items, please see the offerings here. If the add to cart button is not shown, it means that this item is currently only available as a custom commission.
The magic is in the process. Each Mint & Birch piece starts out as sheets of precious metal and cut into bars by hand. I file each one to create smooth, sleek lines and they are polished individually using only old fashioned manual hand tools, and no machines. The nostalgia and sentimentality of the Mint & Birch bar necklace can be felt in your hands when you open your Mint box!
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.
LENGTH:Measurement of length is when the necklace is open and measured from end to end. Standard length is 18 inches. Length will vary from person to person. Please see the size guide for length suggestions!
MATERIAL: Choose from 14k Gold Fill in Rose or Yellow Gold, or solid sterling silver. All our pieces are cut and polished by hand out of sheets of ethically sourced precious metals by Jessica. I polish every single custom piece by hand using only professional materials and no machines. I pride myself in the shine and sparkle that I put into these pieces! I hope you enjoy them as much as I love creating them. They’re a labour of love! ALIGNMENT: Alignment of customization is Left, Right or Centre. The vantage point will be from looking at the necklace when it is not worn, as if looking at a photo of it. Applicable for bars & hearts only.
DRILLING OPTION: Pick how you want the necklace to hang! For bars, I can drill the tops and hang it horizontally or drill and hang vertically. For hearts, I can drill it on the tops of a heart to hang it across, or drilled on a side to hang down tilted.
This bar necklace is lovingly gift boxed in a foiled Mint box, ready to gift to yourself or a loved one!