Necklaces / Pendants by Kate Smith Beautiful handmade silver necklace by Kate Smith. Hand pierced and engraved patterning is created on each side of the piece and constructed to create a hollow, domed form. The pattern is different on each side.Dome diameter: 30mmA chemical is applied that creates the dark colouring, providing a beautiful contrast between the black and the silver. T-bar style catch.Please note that the images showing the reverse of the pendant and the catch are of a snake chain. This is simply for illustrative purposes only and this necklace is on an oval navette chain, as in the main image.Perfectly complemented by isis silver earrings and isis silver bangle.Designed and handmade by designer jeweller Kate Smith. Features Primary Material : silver Length (inches) : 16, 18 and 20 One of a Kind : No Metal : sterling silver Hallmarked : Yes Cleaning InstructionsPerfumes, lotions and chemicals can all affect the look of jewellery over time.Using a soft (old!) toothbrush and warm soapy water can remove build-up of dirt/discolouration.Using hairdryer (on a low setting) afterwards will help to avoid water marks on your jewellery.Avoid contact with harsh chemicals, especially when wearing jewellery with gemstones.Wearing your jewellery (rather than keeping it hidden away in a box) is the best way to avoid tarnishing on silver! Your skins natural oils help to form a barrier against oxidisation.If you find your item of silver jewellery blackens when you first wear it, follow the above method of cleaning with a toothbrush & warm, soapy water.Initial discolouration should fade within time. It isn’t clear why this can happen to some people’s jewellery, but from researching, it seems it could be attributed to medication, diet or even pregnancy! (If you are male, you can probably rule out the last cause).FinishesFinishes that are applied to our jewellery can alter over time, simply due to everyday wear. This is more applicable to rings and bangles; satin & frosted finished pieces may become shinier with wear and polished items can become slightly duller with time.