The Nicola Necklace is a signature handmade piece from the Sorrel & Trace botanical collection. Nicola is a solid sterling silver pendant with contrasting patinas and gold accents. It incorporates a 16" chain.
This piece is patinated to create a colour contrast and then sealed. The sealer goes a long way towards protecting the patina, but over time the piece will age and respond to wear, creating a patina that is unique to you. Over time the darkened areas look more like wood, and bright silver can be exposed on high-wear areas. These transformations are part of what make these works unique, but if you want the blackened areas to stay a deep, glossy black, these pieces are probably not for you.
In many cases I am happy to refresh a patina free-of-charge, though shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. It is also possible to re-blacken the silver yourself should you wish. Do an internet search for "egg yolk silver patina" for instructions. Keep in mind that you'll have to carefully re-polish any areas that you'd like to remain bright silver, and you may have to go through the sealer to do so.
Just like many of the natural elements that inspire them, my pieces can have delicate components. I work hard to ensure that my design will withstand normal wear, but some of them are vulnerable to rough handling. Please treat them with care to ensure their continued condition. For further information about patina care see the item description.