W A I T L I S T O R D E R S SEPT 23

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  • Please do not use this listing unless you have an order slot and have been emailed this link. Want to be on the list? See HERE!

    For necklaces with more than 1 name, please make sure that you indicate if you’d like separators between the names, by saying you’d like a dot or heart between the names, or by indicating by noting (dot) or (Heart). If a period is typed we will stamp a period like how it is typed or read on literature. If you’d like to use a period to represent a  dot above the baseline, please indicate that in writing in your notes or type (dot).  Otherwise we will stamp it as it is typed. :) ♡


    Please see the ​FONT AND SIZE GUIDE to pick your font.



    *For bars with 4 + names, we can fit them! Please contact us to design a piece!

    WORD FIT:
    ♡ Confetti Bars will fit initials or a very short word
    ♡ Our Petite bars only fit ONE name or date. (Roman numerals will NOT fit)
    ♡ Standard bars will fit 2, possibly 3 names. 
    ♡ Luxe Grande will fit 3 names, possibly more. 
    ♡ We can do bars with more than 4 names! Please contact us to design a piece! 
    ♡ For Triangles, we can do about 1-2 words. This will depend on the font and length of word. 95% of the time we can only fit about 1 word unless one of the words is very short. Please contact us if you'd like to check the fit! 
    ♡ For Hearts, we can fit only a few characters. Please contact us if you are not sure of  the fit. 

    DESIGN FIT:
    ♡ Our Petite bars can fit up to 4 bears or 4 moons
    ♡ Standard bars will fit up to 6 bears or 9 moons
    ♡ Luxe Grande will fit up to 8 bears 12 moons 
    * If you would like bears please indicate in the notes if you'd like the papa bear, mama bear, baby cubs and how many. If you would like moons, please indicate in the notes which dates and time zones you would like the moon phase to correspond to. 
    * To see samples and info on the designs, please see here for moons, and here for bears. 

    ♡ If you’d like a vertical bar, please let us know in the notes and we will drill the hole on the side and hang it vertically. It will still be stamped horizontally, with the customization reading across the bar and not down the bar, unless otherwise specified. 
    ♡ This is an approximate guide, if you are using a smaller font more words can possibly fit on the standard bar.
    ♡ Please note that each bar is cut by hand and measurements may vary ever so slightly. 
    ♡ Please contact us if you have any questions at all and we can help you design a piece that's perfect for you!

    FONT: Please see the ​FONT AND SIZE GUIDE to pick your font. Please use the drop down menu to select your font. We will fill our your order out based on what is selected on the drop down menu. If you would like a design or a mixed font, there is an option for that in the drop down menu and you can leave a note with what you'd like stamped. 

    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. Please select one alignment. We will stamp it based on the alignment selected at the drop down menu.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us! 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. ***For Triangles and Hearts, please view the alignment guide photos on this listing. *** For double sided bars, please use the customization notes box to indicate what you’d like each side to be aligned as.
    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 in the measurement.



    ♥ DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH NECKLACE ♥ 
    The Petite Bar is just shorter than our standard bar. It is about 1 inch long and we can only fit one date or word. The Standard Bar necklace is our signature size at about 1.5 inches long! The Luxe Grande necklace is almost 1.75 inches long and we can fit 3 names on there depending on the choice of font or words. For full details about our bar necklaces, please see here.

    Note about the Petite Bars: Recommended centre alignment, but you are free to choose how you would like it aligned. Roman dates will not fit on the petite bars. Only one name or standard date format can fit. We do not do heartstrings on the petite bars if the customization is longer than 4 letters, as heartstrings is a wider font meant to look like string. 

    The Triangle is a very small piece. It measures about 1.3-1.7 cm on each side. Because it is hand cut to order, the sides may not be equal and this is not an equilateral triangle. We can fit about 1-2 words on a triangle, depending on the font. If you are unsure about fonts and fit of your customization on this piece, please contact us so that we can design a piece together! 

    The Heart Pendant is a small heart tilted to the side measuring about 12mm in width. By default it will be drilled to the side, on the left from the vantage point of looking at the necklace when it is not being worn like it is on display on a table. Please indicate in the customization notes which way you’d like it drilled (on the left side or drilled with two holes and hung across). See photos for reference. 

    Double Sided Bar: (Limited availability, if it is not listed as a drop down menu option, it's not currently available). Only available in yellow or rose gold fill. It is about 1.5 inches long, and the same size as the standard bar. To order, you can use this listing to select the drop down menu and leave the customization note in the box above. Please leave your font choice(s) as well as alignment choice for both sides (left, right or centre). If no notes are left for alignment, we will decide on the alignment to the best of our discretion. For full details you can see here.

    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. 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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    Please see FONT & SIZE GUIDE for full info about font.


    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! 



  • 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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