About the piece:
Homebound is a vertical landscape pendant engraved with a scene of a boat sailing away from coastal rock formations. The rock formations are recessed and oxidised to provide contrast from the other elements of the piece. On the backside of the pendant “Homebound” is engraved in a cursive script. Homebound is available by default on my newest chain styles: Rolo and Snake, but leave me a note with your order and I’ll make it with any chain in the Urban Sterling catalogue.
As a part of the Forsaken Chapter, this piece deals with themes of isolation and abandonment. We remain uncertain about the person on the boat and their ultimate destination, but it’s clear that they are embarking on a long and potentially isolated journey.
This piece is for the person who understands that the journey of life can be lonely and arduous at times. This individual embraces life as a continuous voyage filled with uncharted waters. They appreciate the beauty of the unknown, finding solace in the solitude that often accompanies such personal odysseys.
Made to Order:
Do you really want a ring off some dusty shelf in a stock cupboard? I know I don’t. That’s why I ensure all Urban Sterling products are made to order, just for you. Here’s how I run things: when I see that you’ve just placed an order, I immediately notify my casting house in Sydney so they can get your ring started ASAP. Within a week the raw-cast will arrive at my studio, where I’ll start work on it. After I cut, sand, buff, emery, polish, and clean it by hand, it gets placed into a box with your order number in it. I pack the documentation for the piece into an envelope, sign the certificate of authenticity, and wax seal it shut. Then it goes from my studio straight to your home (or nearby post office knowing AusPost). My jewellery is made to reflect your personality and function as an extension of yourself, so it just wouldn’t feel right keeping it in a plastic bag in a dark cupboard.
I ship all pieces in sustainably sourced, ultra-premium buckram cardboard packaging. Perfect for a an exceptional gift for yourself or someone else. I don’t include a physical invoice with the shipment, so you can simply hand the recipient the entire package for an awesome unboxing experience. Each order comes with:
- Certificate of authenticity, signed by the founder and wax sealed. The exact number of your piece is provided.
- Silver care guide
- Silver polishing cloth
- Business card
- Premium buckram box + gift bag for rings.
- Ring sizer with chain orders.
All US Co. products are made from 100% sustainably sourced precious metals. I personally guarantee the Argentium silver I use does not cause, support or benefit unlawful conflict, or contribute to human rights abuses or breaches of international law. You can read more about Urban Sterling ethical practices here. As well as on the Argentium website here.
For almost everyone, the default 50cm chain should be fine, however if you want the pendant to sit further down your chest, the 60cm option would be best.
Every Urban Sterling piece is covered by my lifetime warranty guarantee. Your pendant will be free from scratches, chips, tarnish, poor finishing, manufacturing faults and breaks, in other words it’ll be perfect. Note that some of my rings and pendants may have very slight distressing incorporated into the design, as is typical for handmade products. I personally make everything by hand and check them thoroughly so it’s unlikely you’ll ever need this warranty, but it’s there for your peace of mind. Also! If you manage to scratch / chip the pendant yourself, I offer a free restoration service in-house.
After your order is placed expect to wait around 1-2 weeks for your Homebound to arrive as all Urban Sterling products are handcrafted and made to order. The pendant you receive will be polished 940 Argentium Silver.