Mnemosyne Twist Floating Locket (Seconds)

Size
Colour
Steel
Gold
Rose Gold
Gunmetal
Rainbow

Want a Mnemosyne Twist Floating Locket, but don't want to pay full price?  The Mnemosyne Seconds are your chance to get your sticky mitts on one of these beautiful lockets at a discount!

Every so often, I'll receive a shipment from the manufacturer that is imperfect in some way. Usually, it's just that the manufacturer didn't quite use enough glue on one of the glass lenses, so they came loose during my rigorous quality control checks.

I have lots of jewellery-making tools so it's an easy fix, but the final product isn't quite as perfect as the ones that come from the manufacturer, and that's where the Mnemosyne Seconds come from. These beautiful lockets have been fully repaired to the point where I'm happy with the quality of the construction, but may have small visual imperfections, such as light scratches or little blobs of visible glue around the edges that I couldn't quite get rid of. 

These slightly imperfect versions of the popular Mnemosyne locket are available at a steep discount right here when they become available, but stock is very limited so if you want one, grab it fast! There's no telling when another one will pop back up!

Mnemosyne Seconds still come with a free chain, gift box, and nationwide shipping, just like the full-price version. 

Product Details
Material:  Stainless Steel & Shatter-Resistant Reinforced Glass.
Allergens: This locket contains absolutely NO Nickel, Lead, or Cadmium.
Chain Length: 60cm (23.62") steel link chain in a matching colour included. Alternate chain lengths and styles are available on request.
Colours:

All sizes are available in Steel, Gold, and Rose Gold. The 30mm is also available in Gunmetal (Black) and Rainbow. All colours are made of colour-toned steel. 

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? 

Please note that due to how hard the materials are to work with and the unforgiving mirror polish of the finished product, you may occasionally see some tooling marks on this locket. I've done my absolute best to ensure that any marks are minimal, but the occasional little scratch is unavoidable. 

 

Measurements 
40mm Variant Measurements
External Size: 40mm (1.47") round, 7mm (0.28") thick.
Internal Size: 32mm round, 5mm deep. 
Trinkets: Will fit trinkets up to 5mm thick.

  

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.
Information: Plated / Filled / Solid / 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. In plated jewellery, the precious metal usually makes up about 0.5% of the total weight of the item.

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. 

Filled Jewellery: 

If a piece of jewellery is referred to as filled, that means that it was made out of a strong base metal (like steel, copper, or zinc alloy), with a sheet of precious metal over top. This is similar to the plating process, but much more robust. In filled jewellery, the precious metal usually makes up about 5% of the total weight of the item.

Filled jewellery is a little more expensive than plated jewellery because there is more of the precious metal, but it lasts longer because the precious metal won't flake away like it will in plated jewellery, while the core metal is stronger than a solid precious metal item. 

Solid Jewellery: 

If a piece of jewellery is referred to as solid, that means it is made entirely out of the advertised precious metal, usually with a small percentage of alloy metals mixed in to make it stronger. Pure silver or gold is very soft and loses its shape swiftly, so it's alloyed with a small percentage of another metal (usually copper) to make it strong enough to stand up to day to day wear.

Solid jewellery tends to look lovely and cost more because of the larger percentage of precious metals, but it is fussier to maintain. You'll need to regularly clean it to avoid the inevitable onset of tarnish, and you may occasionally need to bend it back into shape if you notice it's starting to look a bit wonky. 

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, and the overall piece is very strong and won't lose its shape. 

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 a thin layer of icing on the outside and plain insides.

If your jewellery has been filled, it's like a cake with a thick layer of fondant on the outside and plain insides.

If your jewellery is solid, it's all icing and no cake. We're not judging, you do you, boo!

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. 

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!

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Want a Mnemosyne Twist Floating Locket, but don't want to pay full price?  The Mnemosyne Seconds are your chance to get your sticky mitts on one of these beautiful lockets at a discount!

Every so often, I'll receive a shipment from the manufacturer that is imperfect in some way. Usually, it's just that the manufacturer didn't quite use enough glue on one of the glass lenses, so they came loose during my rigorous quality control checks.

I have lots of jewellery-making tools so it's an easy fix, but the final product isn't quite as perfect as the ones that come from the manufacturer, and that's where the Mnemosyne Seconds come from. These beautiful lockets have been fully repaired to the point where I'm happy with the quality of the construction, but may have small visual imperfections, such as light scratches or little blobs of visible glue around the edges that I couldn't quite get rid of. 

These slightly imperfect versions of the popular Mnemosyne locket are available at a steep discount right here when they become available, but stock is very limited so if you want one, grab it fast! There's no telling when another one will pop back up!

Mnemosyne Seconds still come with a free chain, gift box, and nationwide shipping, just like the full-price version. 

Product Details
Material:  Stainless Steel & Shatter-Resistant Reinforced Glass.
Allergens: This locket contains absolutely NO Nickel, Lead, or Cadmium.
Chain Length: 60cm (23.62") steel link chain in a matching colour included. Alternate chain lengths and styles are available on request.
Colours:

All sizes are available in Steel, Gold, and Rose Gold. The 30mm is also available in Gunmetal (Black) and Rainbow. All colours are made of colour-toned steel. 

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? 

Please note that due to how hard the materials are to work with and the unforgiving mirror polish of the finished product, you may occasionally see some tooling marks on this locket. I've done my absolute best to ensure that any marks are minimal, but the occasional little scratch is unavoidable. 

 

Measurements 
40mm Variant Measurements
External Size: 40mm (1.47") round, 7mm (0.28") thick.
Internal Size: 32mm round, 5mm deep. 
Trinkets: Will fit trinkets up to 5mm thick.

  

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.
Information: Plated / Filled / Solid / 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. In plated jewellery, the precious metal usually makes up about 0.5% of the total weight of the item.

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. 

Filled Jewellery: 

If a piece of jewellery is referred to as filled, that means that it was made out of a strong base metal (like steel, copper, or zinc alloy), with a sheet of precious metal over top. This is similar to the plating process, but much more robust. In filled jewellery, the precious metal usually makes up about 5% of the total weight of the item.

Filled jewellery is a little more expensive than plated jewellery because there is more of the precious metal, but it lasts longer because the precious metal won't flake away like it will in plated jewellery, while the core metal is stronger than a solid precious metal item. 

Solid Jewellery: 

If a piece of jewellery is referred to as solid, that means it is made entirely out of the advertised precious metal, usually with a small percentage of alloy metals mixed in to make it stronger. Pure silver or gold is very soft and loses its shape swiftly, so it's alloyed with a small percentage of another metal (usually copper) to make it strong enough to stand up to day to day wear.

Solid jewellery tends to look lovely and cost more because of the larger percentage of precious metals, but it is fussier to maintain. You'll need to regularly clean it to avoid the inevitable onset of tarnish, and you may occasionally need to bend it back into shape if you notice it's starting to look a bit wonky. 

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, and the overall piece is very strong and won't lose its shape. 

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 a thin layer of icing on the outside and plain insides.

If your jewellery has been filled, it's like a cake with a thick layer of fondant on the outside and plain insides.

If your jewellery is solid, it's all icing and no cake. We're not judging, you do you, boo!

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. 

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!

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