Silver Baby Rattle
A new mum was asked "Are you pleased with your new arrival"? Pleased???, I am "over the moon" she exclaimed. It was on this basis that these products were designed and the collection given its name. This matching range of sterling silver baby gifts is interesting in that the use some of the items develops as the baby grows. This is certain to attract comment from your friends and family.
This sterling silver rattle was one of the first items in the collection. In common with the whole range it has an amusing moon and stars decoration on the sterling silver ball.The handle is in the style of ivory. The lovely tinkling sound when the rattle is shaken will delight both your baby and yourself.
The "Over the Moon" sterling silver Christening gift collection consists of 10 items and has a range of prices that will suit several members of the same family. Ideal to build a matching collection. This range of sterling silver baby gifts can be engraved with names and/or dates which will personalise the gift and mark the occasion. A selection of baby gifts that will be cherished forever and handed down, forming an important and interesting part of your family history. In the event of damage, JA Campell provide a full repair service.
The manufacturing process is described as follows. The main rattle body is a sphere with a handle socket and handle. The sphere is made by the spinning method in 2 halves, lapped together in the centre. 'Spinning' is just as it sounds and is a technique of producing round, hollow objects in relatively small quantities on a spinning lathe. The silversmith wraps a flat silver disc around a preformed shape called a "chuck" while it is spinning around and using a burnisher or spinning tool (which is highly polished steel with a long wooden handle), uses this to force the silver onto the chuck. The making process is paused at this stage and the item punched with the maker's mark, JAC in a triangle, the initials of John Campbell. Then follows a visit to the London Assay Office where the silver components are scraped and samples analysed. Providing a positive result is obtained from the laboratory, the remaining hallmarks along with the 'Over the Moon' logo are burned into the surface of the silver using a laser.
The making process continues when the rattle returns to Campbell's workshop where it is finally polished using 4 grades of polishing compound. The silver beads are put inside and the handle glued in place. After a final check, the rattle is placed into its unusual green, satin-lined presentation box. This entire collection is handmade from hallmarked sterling silver in England at our Brentwood workshop - made up to a standard, not down to a price.
To keep this article looking pristine it will need an occassional wipe with a damp cloth and then a "buff up" with a soft yellow duster. When the tarnish starts to become more stubborn it will need a full polish using a soft yellow duster and a silver polish such as Goddards.
You can be assured that all
JA Campbell products are made up to a standard and not down to a price.
Engraving is a wonderful opportunity to personalize a gift. The addition of a minimum of initials, a name, a name and date, plus the occasion will cover most situations. More can be added, if required, such as a personal message.
Suggested position:On side of body
Recommended maximum characters: 70
For more information regarding our engraving services, which include hand, glass, heraldic and logo engraving, please click here, or telephone Colin or John Campbell on 01277 217829 to discuss.
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