The vintage china plate used to make this pendant was created by Davison and Sons.
To Burslem, in the borough of Stoke-on-Trent, England, belongs the proud title of the "mother of the potteries." As early as the 17th century this town was noted above all others for the production of the best classes of pottery made in this country.
Davison & Sons operated their pottery in Burslem, between the years 1898 and 1952.
Unfortunately the maker’s marks were not recorded before 1948, so it is impossible to accurately date much of their china. This particular cup and saucer were manufactured before 1948.
The silver in this ring is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.
This oval ring is 26mm x 20mm and 5mm deep.
The ring is fully adjustable to fit all sizes.
Davison and Sons 'Violet pattern' vintage china ring
The vintage china I use in my jewellery pieces is all recycled from pieces found at garage sales and op. shops, or through vintage dealers, who are happy to pass on some of their less-than-perfect items. I carefully cut out the selected section of china, shape it by hand, then grind the edges nice and smooth. I securely fix the piece into the sterling silver blank, then grout it so it stays firmly in place.
As with all artisan jewellery, some care needs to be taken to keep your piece in as-new condition.
The vintage china in your piece may well be up to a hundred years old, and needs to be treated accordingly. It is not recommended that you swim or shower whilst wearing your jewellery, nor that you wear it gardening or playing sport or any other activity where the item may get badly knocked. China is breakable, after all.
The sterling silver ring is easily adjustable, but care must be taken not to bend the ring band too quickly or too sharply. As with all metals, if they are worked roughly they may break.
The sterling silver bezel will enjoy a regular simple polish with a quality silvercloth. If you do use silver polish, do not get it on the china or the grout. Do not use strong chemicals on your jewellery.