Silver Napkin Ring - for Baby
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 the products were designed and the silver baby collection given its name. This concise range of sterling silver baby gifts is interesting in that the use of the items develops as the baby grows. This is certain to attract comment from your friends and family.
A sterling silver napkin ring may seem an unusual gift for a baby but it could complete a sterling silver collection that takes the baby through to adulthood. It is sure to be a talking point at dinner parties in later life. Why not collect further matching sterling silver napkin rings for birthdays or Christmas?
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. All the sterling silver baby gifts can be engraved with names and/or dates which will personalize the gift and mark the occasion. Our range of sterling silver baby gifts will be cherished forever.
For those interested in how we make this silver napkin ring, a brief description follows. It is basically made from 2 components, the silver and the craftsmanship. It is made from a long length of silver tube and cut into slices, creating the napkin ring. The tube is made by the 'continuous casting' method. This is made in the continuous casting machine which melts and mixes the 2 ingredients which are pure silver at 92.5% and pure copper at 7.5%. It pulls out, from the exit hole in the crucible, the solidifying and cooling tube at a carefully controlled rate. It is then cut into manageable lengths and passed to the drawing shop. Here it is placed on a drawing machine sometimes known as a 'draw bench'. It has a lubricated solid steel bar inserted and is drawn 'pulled' through reducing dies where the overall outside diameter is reduced, but the inside is not. Therefore the wall thickness is reduced to the desired thickness which in this instance is 0.7mm. The inside bar is then removed and the tube cut into the required length slices, in this case 1".
On arrival at our workshop, the sections are sent for hallmarking at the London Assay Office to be scraped and tested. Once a positive result has been received from the laboratory confirming that the article has been made with metal at least 92.5% pure silver, the hallmarks are burnt into the surface using a laser. This independent hallmarking process began in the 1400s and is one of the world's oldest and most secure forms of consumer protection.
Upon return to the workshop, the section will have a strip mask, with moon and star motif cut out, wrapped around the outside. It is then placed into a sandblasting cabinet and blasted through the holes in the mask. It is removed from the cabinet, the mask removed and finally polished, inspected and packed into the distinctive green 'Over the Moon' design boxes which are lined with green satin.