Gilded Little Fly Necklace
A miniature version of the most popular pendant in the Entomology collection, the Little Fly is perfectly discreet but still unique. This piece consists of a tiny fly cast in Sterling Silver, highlighted with gold plating on the highly detailed wings on a fine curb chain.
- EUR: € 61.53 - € 61.53
- USD: $71.59 - $71.59
- AED: د.إ262.82 - د.إ262.82
- AUD: $93.28 - $93.28
This piece is handcrafted using traditional lost wax casting and hallmarked by the London Assay Office. Please read our guide to jewellery care to ensure it lasts for many years!
Material: Oxidised Sterling Silver fly with 24ct gold plated wings on the finest oxidised silver chain.
Colour: Dark Silver.
Dimensions: Up to 10mm by 11mm by 3mm plus chain
UK delivery is £5.99 for Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed which I use as standard as it is an insured and signed for service which will usually arrive before 1 pm the day after the order is placed. You will receive your tracking number once the item is collected by Royal Mail. Orders must be placed before midday for next day delivery, otherwise they will be sent the following day. Items that are made-to-order such as the Star Crossed Lover's Necklace or 9ct gold items will arrive the day after they are completed which will be between 2 and 8 weeks depending on the item, please email email@example.com to check if you require it by a specific date.
Items over £100 have free delivery
International orders will be sent by Royal Mail Track & Sign, Royal Mail Track or Royal Mail Signed For depending on what is available in your country. If Royal Mail does not ship to your destination you are welcome to arrange collection by a courier of your choice. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and arrange this. For European destinations, shipping is £7.99, For North America, Central America, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, most countries are available and shipping is £8.99. You will receive your tracking number once the item is collected by Royal Mail.
Please be aware that there may be delays at customs which I cannot be held responsible for. Please note that any import duty and taxes incurred for shipping to certain countries are the responsibility of the customer.
My return address is Yasmin Everley, 7 Newburgh Street, London, W1F 7RH
As a general rule, your jewellery should always be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off when you're getting dressed or putting on make-up and lotions. This will help to decrease a built-up of grime from things like moisturiser or damage from harsh ingredients found in perfumes as well as avoiding the risk of a piece snagging your clothes which could cause damage to both jewellery and garment! I strongly recommend bringing your more precious or intricate jewellery in to be checked and cleaned every couple of years if possible. Just as your skin can become dull from exposure to pollution and general dirt, your jewellery and particularly stones can become murky when dirt builds up around the setting. You can do some cleaning following the guides below.
Gold and silver are comparatively soft metals so even the most sturdy settings and fastenings can be worn down over time. When storing your jewellery it's best to store each item separately. This will ensure your pieces do not rub or scratch each other - whilst also avoiding any tangling of chains. Make sure any wrappings that you use are PH neutral and with most jewellery it is better kept cool and dry.
Lots of the designs from Entomology and Typography have gold plated sections. If your vermeil needs cleaning, you can use a gold polishing cloth but be gentle! I use 24ct gold vermeil plating with a considerable thickness (3 microns) but over time it will begin to fade with wear and it should not be polished too often. You can always have a piece re-plated. Salt water can speed up the eroding process of the gold plating. You should take off your jewellery before going swimming in the sea, or before doing anything where you are likely to perspire - sweat is salty too!
Silver is quite malleable and so some designs can be squeezed to fit though it is best to avoid bending too often as this will eventually weaken the metal. Silver will naturally tarnish and oxidise over time as it's exposed to light and air and heat during day-to-day wear. You can keep your silver shiny and new by giving it an occasional buff with a silver polishing cloth which is available from many supermarkets and household shops but be careful with chains or sharp shapes. Exposure to salty air, chlorine or materials that contain sulphur (including some papers) can accelerate the oxidising effect but wearing your silver jewellery everyday means it often polishes with wear! If a plain silver piece without stones becomes dirty, a quick wash in warm water with a mild detergent and a soft toothbrush should dislodge the daily grime but avoid soaking and dry immediately with a soft cloth before finishing with a silver polishing cloth.
I love the look of oxidised silver, this is the finish on most pieces from Entomology, this 'blackened' or 'antiqued' finish is something that I deliberately do to darken the carved designs and bring out the beautiful detail. It is possible that your piece may polish up as you wear it.
Some of my pieces are cast in 9ct yellow, rose and white gold. This is less likely to tarnish than Sterling Silver but it can become dull over time or grime can get trapped in the design. Often the best way to remove dirt from your gold pieces looking bright is a gentle wash in warm water with a mild detergent and a soft toothbrush followed by a quick buff with a gold polishing cloth. Please avoid exposing your gold jewellery to bleach, hot chlorine (like Jacuzzis!) or similar substances as this can cause discolouration and corrosion.
STONE SET JEWELLERY
Please keep an eye on your stone set jewellery so that a loose setting can be repaired immediately without losing the stone. A setting can become loose if it gets a hard knock or from long wear. Be careful when cleaning your stone-set jewellery, as loose stones may be prone to further damage.
These stones include sapphires, rubies, diamonds, topaz, citrine and peridot and are less vulnerable to cleaning solutions.
These stones include emeralds, opals, turquoise and lapis and could only be cleaned with great care in water. Opals particularly should never be left in direct sunlight and could be stored wrapped in a soft, PH balanced cloth.
Even diamonds can be dulled by a build-up of lotions and dirt so a gentle rinse in warm water with a soft toothbrush can help maintain sparkle in between professional cleaning - an interdental brush can help to get inside raised settings but avoid forcing it if it feels tight. Exposure to chlorine can cause damage in the settings, particularly with grain set pieces so do keep your pieces in a locker wrapped in a soft, PH balanced cloth whilst swimming.
Earrings with a scroll or butterfly back to hold them in place should feel firm. They can become crushed or misshapen over time which could cause them to become loose. Please do not store earrings loose in a purse or pouch as the posts can become bent and weakened from straightening. Most jewellery cases have appropriate earring pads with pierced holes for storage or you can make a homemade version with a sponge in a small box.
Do not wear necklaces or bracelets in bed as you can easily snag them in your sleep causing damage to the jewellery and potentially entangling yourself! Many clasps, for example bolt or lobster clasps, have a small steel spring inside which can be damaged by excessive exposure to water or simple wear over time. If your silver chain has accumulated grime between the links, you may use a soft toothbrush and a foaming toothpaste whilst keeping the clasp dry. Pat the chain dry with a soft cloth, do not pull it as this could stretch the links, and then buff with a polishing cloth avoiding tugging the chain.