This design is one of North Faun's charity fundraiser items - Please read below to learn more. This beautiful & classic pear-shaped crown pendant is created in solid sterling silver. Measuring 18x13mm, it's the perfect place to hold your most precious memories. Your custom gem will be carefully created in the North Faun studio and will then be set in a durable, handcrafted, fully-backed piece with your personalized name, date, initial, or phrase engraved on the back. Please note this pendant does not come with a chain, and you are invited to use your favourite chain from home. Shipping and engraving are complimentary with this design.
Q: What can I use in my keepsake gem?
You may send cremation ashes, soil or sand, a lock of hair, dried flowers, birth inclusions such as dried umbilical cord or placenta, or breast milk in this design. Please read below to find your design options for each of these inclusions.
Q: What decorative elements can be added?
The style of gems created for the crown pendants are slightly different than North Faun's typical "overlay" style as seen on the DESIGN page, and different/extended options are available within this listing. Please read carefully below so that you can best select the decorative elements that would be perfect for you.
» Cremation ashes: cremation ash gems will be created with a hand selected, custom blended, colour matching shimmer. This shimmer is subtle and does not tint the natural colour of your ashes. While North Faun opts not to change the natural hue of your pet or loved one's ashes, you may choose to add a touch of vintage leaf in blue, pink, purple, green, or gold. 1/2 to 1 tsp of ashes is required per piece.
» Soil or Sand: soil and sand gems will be created with a hand selected, custom blended, colour matching shimmer. This shimmer is subtle and does not tint the natural colour of your soil or sand. You may opt to add vintage leaf if desired, in blue, pink, purple, green, or gold. 1 tsp of soil or sand is required per piece.
» Dried flowers: dried flowers can either be processed into a velvety, solid-coloured gem or crushed into beautifully rough and organic pieces. Solid-coloured gems will be created with a hand selected, custom blended, colour matching shimmer while crushed flower gems can be created with champagne or pearl shimmer. This shimmer is subtle and does not tint the natural colour of your dried flowers. If no gem style (solid or crushed) is noted in your order, North Faun will select a style for you. Vintage leaf is not recommended for use with solid-colour gems but you may opt to add vintage leaf to crushed flower gems if desired, in blue, pink, purple, green, gold, or iridescent opal. The equivalent of 2-6 large rose petals is required per piece.
» Lock of hair: lock of hair gems feature your loved one's lock of hair front and center, and can be backed by your choice of vintage leaf in blue, pink, purple, green, gold, iridescent opal or iridescent opal with a touch of brightly coloured vintage leaf. PLEASE NOTE: while medium and dark locks of hair look beautiful with any colour background, light hair looks best with iridescent opal, or iridescent opal with a small amount of brightly coloured vintage leaf infused throughout. A length of 1-2" of hair is ideal, and all hair should be neatly tied together with a string, clean, neat, and ready to be worked with as it arrives. Please note that requests for specific placement of a lock of hair cannot be guaranteed - locks of hair may move, curl, or straighten out as the gem cures.
» Breast milk: breast milk gems will be created strictly with your own breast milk, with no shimmer or vintage leaf added unless requested by you. For those that prefer something with a little more sparkle, you may select from pearl or champagne shimmer, or opal vintage leaf. This design will not be created with genuine crushed opals. Please note: breast milk can be fresh or frozen and does not require any special handling nor does it need to be kept cool while in transit. 15-30mL (1/2-1 oz) is required per piece.
» Birth inclusions: umbilical cord stump gems will be created with your choice of either pearl or champagne shimmer, and you may opt to add a touch of vintage leaf in blue, pink, purple, green, gold, or iridescent opal. Half of one large cord stump or one full small cord stump is required per piece. Placenta gems will be created with a hand selected, custom blended, colour matching shimmer. This shimmer is subtle and does not tint the natural colour of your powdered placenta. The equivalent of 1-2 capsules is required per piece.
Q: What do I do once I've purchased this listing?
A: Simply follow the instructions on the SENDING page for packaging details and to get your inclusions in to the North Faun studio. Your completed keepsake will then be safely shipped home to you within 4-8 weeks of the time your package arrives at the studio.
This keepsake style is North Faun's charitable fundraising design. A portion of proceeds from each pendant sold will be donated to St James Montessori school. SJMS is a licensed not-for-profit early learning program and registered charitable organization located in Winnipeg. An exceptionally high quality and progressive center, SJMS merges the Montessori method with the developmentally appropriate practices of the Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Program, resulting in a spectacular and one-of-a-kind learning environment for children ages 2.5 through the kindergarten year. Offering an inclusive learning space for students of all developmental abilities while ensuring accessibility for families from all socio-economic backgrounds by operating within an incredibly low $5/day fee schedule, SJMS relies heavily on donations and fundraising initiatives to operate. You can learn more by visiting: stjamesmontessorischool.com