One day I was watching star wars and another rebel alliance fighter get shot down, when I started wondering if they might have some sort of dog tag to identify them when the worst happens!
With that in mind I thought I'd have a little go at designing my own interpretation of what they might look like if they did!
A dog tag has been hand sawn from solid 0.8mm thick sterling silver sheet. This rectangular style is based on the American WW2 tags and I hand file in the notch as well as drilling a hole for the chain. It has a nice solid feel to it.
Next I hand stamp on all the text. The top line features the fighter pilot's name, followed by an enlistment number, the squadron they fly for and then last of all... home planet!
I have decided to make this design completely customisable allowing you to choose whatever you'd like... name (whether that be yours or your favourite star wars fighter pilot) enlistment number (could be your birthday or another meaningful date to you) squadron (red, blue or rogue it's up to you) and home planet (well we all want to be from somewhere more exciting than earth right?!)
On the reverse of the tag I have soldered on a little rebel alliance symbol also cut from sterling sheet which gives it a 3d effect and I think adds a nice little design element.
I wanted to give this necklace a really old, worn in and beaten up look so for a final touch I took it outside and placed it on the concrete and.... stamped on it! yup that's right! It gives it some nice scratches and dents which the final stages of oxidising really brings out.
The first pictures show the tag with a ball chain you also have the choice of a 2mm belcher chain and lobster style catch instead if preferred which is shown in the last 2 pictures. This necklace is available in a choice of 2 lengths - 22" or 24". The tag itself measure around 30mm by 20mm big.
This necklace doesn't come hallmarked as standard but can be sent to London assay office for hallmarking if you preferred for an extra cost.
Just let me know the details of your preferred name, number, squadron etc on checkout.
The perfect personalised present for the star wars geek in your life!
Our pendants and charms are not pre-made or mass produced. As such each piece will have some minor variations due to the nature in which they are finished, adding to their uniqueness.
Nearly every one of our pieces is hand forged to order in our little home workshop so expect items to take 1-2 weeks to ship unless otherwise stated in the delivery details. If you needed something sooner though don’t hesitate to ask as we may be able to help!
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Wish a necklace came with a different style or length of chain?
Like a design but would love it if it featured a different gemstone?
Since all of our jewellery is handmade to order we are happy to adapt a design to better suit your personal tastes, or if you are looking for something truly unique why not enquire about commissioning an entirely bespoke piece?
We work with the highest quality gemstones and precious metals, including sterling silver and 9ct gold, and are happy to work with any design ideas or budgets you might have to make you your perfect piece of jewellery.
Over time all sterling silver (including hallmarked silver) will oxidise. This is nothing to worry about, it just gives the jewellery a darkened, coppery appearance instead of a bright silver shine. It is a completely natural process and is normally polished off after a gentle wash with warm water and a mild detergent, then a polish with a silver polishing cloth.
Alternatively for super shiny silver add 1 tsp of both salt and bicarb to hot water in a bowl before placing a piece of aluminium foil in the bottom. Place the jewellery on top of the foil for a few minutes until the tarnish is lifted then finish with a quick rinse in clean water and polish with a soft cloth (this method is not suitable for deliberately distressed pieces though!)
We are able to hallmark our jewellery designs with our own makers mark as well as date, purity and assay office marks too. This gives you peace of mind that anything you buy from us has been independently quality tested and guaranteed as genuine sterling silver, gold or platinum by the assay office.
By law all platinum articles weighing over 0.5 gram, gold and palladium over 1 gram and silver over 7.78 grams must be hallmarked, it is illegal to describe or sell them as being made from precious metals otherwise. Anything below these weights does not need to be hallmarked. We would love to hallmark all our jewellery but this costs more for us to do so we only tend to hallmark our more valuable designs or those that are over weight limits.
Feb 7, 2018
Absolutely stunning necklace, I wear it almost every day and I get loads of compliments from fellow Star Wars nerds. Thank you so much!
Jun 19, 2017
I am so happy with the dog tag. It is beautiful and completed quickly. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
May 6, 2017
I bought this for a friend as a parting gift from our workplace and she is delighted with it! Service was excellent, and it is a beautiful product that you can personalise for the special star wars geek in your life.