Silver Money Clip
A handmade, hallmarked, sterling silver money clip, made in the JA Campbell workshop in Brentwood, Essex. The silver money clip is 1" wide, hard-rolled to give the strength required and has a highly polished finish.
This silver money clip is a recent addition to the JA Campbell collection after a request from a friend to make one as a special present for her boyfriend. As the hallmark is on the back, it leaves the front available for engraving to personalize the gift with a message, a name and a logo of your choice.
For those occasions when you do not want to carry a wallet, this sterling silver money clip will keep your notes together and make a good talking point. Everyone will want one!
The ideal silver gift for the man or woman who has everything - including good taste! Silver - whether it is on the table as most of the JA Campbell collections are designed for, or as a personal gift, will never fail to delight.
The design features and quality in every item made by craftsmen at JA Campbell are unique. In the unlikely event of damage, JA Campbell provide a full repair service. You can be assured that all our products are made up to a standard, not down to a price. Nothing leaves the Brentwood workshop until Master Silversmith John Campbell is completely satisfied.
This is one of the simplest items in our range as far as manufacturing is concerned. It is basically made from a single component - sheet silver. Our standard silver sheet alloy is made by Cookson Precious Metal and starts life as 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% pure copper. This alloy is also known as sterling silver, the traditional English 925 alloy and to which most of the world has raised their standards to equal. The reason for the inclusion of 7.5% copper is not to cheapen but to make the pure silver harder. For without this addition, pure silver would be far too soft for general use. The 2 metals are poured or placed into a continuous casting machine where they are melted and mixed thoroughly. A port is opened at the bottom of the crucible through which the metal exits. Cooling and solidifying, it is pulled through the exit at a controlled rate and then cut into manageable lengths. The dimensions of this ingot are about 9" wide by about 1" thick; It is then rolled in both directions to form stock sheet sizes of 0.5 metre by 1 metre.
At this stage, the sheets are very hard through all the rolling and they must be 'annealed' to soften in order that they can be worked by the silversmith. The sheets are loaded into steel boxes and placed in a furnace for about 12 hours and heated to 650 degrees C. Once they have cooled, they are removed from the boxes, cleaned and plastic coated for protection prior to stocking or dispatch
When the sheet arrives at our workshop, we re harden it by rolling to reduce the thickness by 20%. This is because the incoming sheet is too soft and a money clip needs to be springy and clamp the notes tightly. Once the sheet is hardened, it is guillotined into strips and bent around several jigs to form into the required shape.
At this stage in the making, the item is sent to the London Assay Office for testing. If it proves to be better than 92.5% silver, the remaining hallmarks are punched into the surface while being supported on a steel stake. The English hallmarking system is one of the oldest and best forms of consumer protection and dates back to the 1400s.
When they arrive back from the hallmarking process, the JA Campbell name punch is applied. It then passes to the polishing shop where Colin and his team, using 3 different grades of compound, polish them to the brightness associated with silver. They are then ultrasonically cleaned, rinsed, inspected and packed into fitted presentation boxes for stocking or dispatch.
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 front or back
Recommended maximum characters: 40
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.
Compose your personal engraving message after adding this product to your basket.