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Mnemosyne Twist Floating Locket

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Colour
Steel
Gold
Gunmetal
Rose Gold
Rainbow
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Need to keep that special memento close to your heart, but worried that a regular locket might pop open and lose your treasure forever?  Well, worry no more with the Mnemosyne Twist Floating Locket!  These floating lockets are made from robust stainless steel and reinforced glass, and feature a screw-on lid that makes them about as waterproof as any locket could possibly be. 

Whether it's a photograph, a lock of hair, or a pinch of ashes from a loved one no longer with us, this beautiful locket is both strong as steel and elegant in its simplicity. 

See the locket in action below: 

Product Details
Material:  Stainless Steel & Shatter-Resistant Reinforced Glass.
Chain Length: 65cm (25.59") steel link chain with lobster clasp included. 
Colours:

The 30mm is available in Steel, Gold, Gunmetal, Rose Gold, or Rainbow. All colours are made of colour-toned steel. Please see the information panel below for more information on colour-toned metals. 

The 20mm, 25mm, and 35mm variants are currently only available in the default Steel colour. 

Gift Box: Included.
Charms:

The charms shown in the photo and video are just an example of what you could do with the locket if you so desired. No charms or beads come included with the locket. 

We do have some locket fillers available for purchase, which you can view here: Link.

Warnings:

I ran some intensive endurance tests on this locket and was unable to crack it, break the chain, or make it leak, but I wouldn't feel comfortable saying that it's unbreakable and completely waterproof. If you want to put something truly irreplaceable in it, like a loved one's ashes, I strongly recommend taking appropriate safety measures, such as gluing the locket closed permanently. If you'd like me to include a tube of E6000 craft glue so you can do just that, please let me know.   

Of course, there is always the possibility that you might lose the locket if you wear it a lot, so I also strongly recommend keeping some spare in a safe place, just in case you ever need to replace it. You can never be too careful, right? 

Additional:

You may notice in the video that there are a few other colours and sizes available, as well as a version encrusted with gemstones. I don't currently have any of those in stock, but I would be happy to get them if you're interested. Contact me, let's have a chat!  

 

Measurements 
35mm Variant Measurements
External Size: 35mm (1.38") round, 7mm (0.28") thick.
Internal Size: 25mm round, 5mm deep. 
Trinkets: Will fit trinkets up to 5mm thick.

  

30mm Variant Measurements
External Size: 30mm (1.18") round, 6.65mm (0.26") thick.
Internal Size: 20mm round, 5mm deep. 
Trinkets: Will fit trinkets up to 5mm thick.

  

25mm Variant Measurements
External Size: 25mm (0.98") round, 6.5mm (0.25") thick.
Internal Size: 17mm round, 5mm deep. 
Trinkets: Will fit trinkets up to 5mm thick.

  

20mm Variant Measurements
External Size: 20mm (0.79") round, 6.65mm (0.26") thick.
Internal Size: 12mm round, 5mm deep. 
Trinkets: Will fit trinkets up to 5mm thick.
Shipping

This item qualifies for free shipping within New Zealand. Yay!

Stock for this item is held in New Zealand. Please allow 1-4 days for delivery via CourierPost. 

Our parcels are sent non-signature. If you need your parcel to be sent signature-required or if you want to specify a drop-off location, please let us know.

Thank you!

Reviews
Information: Plated Jewellery vs Colour Toned Jewellery

Plated Jewellery: 

If a piece of jewellery is referred to as plated or electro-plated, that means that it was made out of a strong base metal (like steel, copper, or zinc alloy), and then essentially dipped it in a  softer and less robust precious metal (like gold or silver) to give it a thin layer of precious metal on the outside.

Plating jewellery creates vibrant colours and protects your skin from allergies to the base metal, but the plating will eventually wear away to reveal the metal underneath. 

Colour-Toned Jewellery:

If a piece of jewellery is referred to as colour-toned, that means that the entire piece is made out of the strong metal (like steel, copper, or zinc alloy), and the metal has been dyed to resemble another metal (usually gold).

Colour-toned jewellery generally does not contain any precious metals. Colour-toning usually produces a darker starting colour than plating, but the colour is more reliable and will last for longer. 

The Cake Metaphor:

I like to use the cake metaphor to remember the difference. 

If your jewellery has been plated, it's like a cake with colourful icing on the outside and plain insides.

If you jewellery has been colour-toned, it's like a cake that has been coloured using food colouring instead of icing. 

Why Not Both?

After that cake metaphor, I bet you're asking the same question I was: But I can have coloured icing AND a pretty rainbow cake on the inside! Why can't I have the same in jewellery? 

The answer is that you can! It's quite common for manufacturers to colour tone the base metal of their plated jewellery before they plate it, because that makes it less obvious when the plating starts to wear away.  It will still fade as the precious metal wears away, but the difference is less visible.

But, most manufacturers won't tell you if they've done that, so it's kind of one of those things where you just have to hope for the best.