Complete your anatomical jewelry collection with this solid (and heavy!) sterling silver human skull necklace by Songs of Ink and Steel. Mystical and evocative, this human skull pendant draws inspiration from both nature and anatomy to create a venerable piece of wearable sculpture art that is perfect for lovers of the alternative or gothic styles. We have personalised this one with Opal eyes at the request of his new owner - what could you do with yours?
ABOUT THIS PIECE:
YOUR JEWELRY, YOUR DESIGN:
This lovely pendant also includes a sterling silver disc discreetly attached to the back of the necklace that includes up to 40 characters of engraving over two sides worth £56. It is a fantastic way to add a personal touch to a very beautiful necklace. What's more - because of the unique way that we attach your disc, it can be removed and used as a standalone charm on a charm bracelet and, best of all, it is possible to personalise this charm further - including options such as adding one of our fabulous symbols or even adding a single birthstone to stand alongside your engraving.
All you need to do to add a symbol or a birthstone is just message us to add to your order as the space requirements are slightly different for symbols and birthstones and we want it to be perfect for you.
Our symbol list is as follows:
1. Day of the Dead Skull
5. Heart - Boho
6. Yin Yang - Boho
2. Heart - Outline
4. Baby Feet
5. Lotus flower
6. Star - Outline
1. Angel Wings
5. Evil Eye
6. Hamsa Hand
Our birthstone list is as follows:
January – Garnet
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine Look
April – White Topaz (Diamond Look)
May – Emerald Look
June – Alexandrite
July – Ruby Look
August – Peridot
September – Sapphire Look
October – Pink Tourmaline Look
November – Citrine
December – Turquoise
All birthstones are made from sparkling, faceted Swarovski crystal elements. Please note that if you add a birthstone, the only font choice available is "Tiffany" and the character limit is 16 per side due to the space your birthstone takes on the disc.
Just leave the engraving that you'd like at the checkout - it's that easy! Please remember that spaces are classed as characters for space reasons so please count carefully.
If you need a little inspiration for the right words, please see our blog post entitled "Inspiration for Engraving" which can be found here:
We engrave our pieces to create bespoke items especially for you. Although we are always happy to try and help if something is unsuitable, we regret we are unable to offer refunds on personalised items.
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Additional engraved charms for your jewellery: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/573803854/cariad-engraved-disc-necklace-sterling
Other Memento Mori jewellery: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SongsofInkandSteel?section_id=24608594
1-5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.
We want you to be fully informed about your rights, and how Songs of Ink and Steel uses your data; for example, we will explain things such as how we combine data to build a picture of you.
We hope the following sections will answer any questions you have but if not, please do get in touch with us.
It’s likely that we’ll need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. We will notify you of any significant changes, but you are welcome to come back and check it whenever you wish.
In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent. For example, when you tick a box to receive email newsletters.
In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations.For example, if you order an item from us for delivery, we’ll collect your address details to deliver your purchase, and pass them to our courier.
If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data. For example, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting Songs of Ink and Steel.
In specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests. For example, we will use your purchase history to send you or make available personalised offers.We also combine the ordering history of many customers to identify trends and ensure we can keep up with demand, or develop new products.
We will also use your address details to send you marketing information by post, telling you about products that we think might interest you.
When do we collect your personal data?
When you visit any of our websites, and use your account to buy products on the phone, by fax in person or online.
When you create an account with us.
When you purchase a product in person or by phone but don’t have an account.
When you engage with us on social media.
When you download or install one of our apps.
When you contact us by any means with queries, complaints etc.
When you ask our team to email you information about a product.
When you choose to complete any surveys we send you.
When you comment on or review our products and services.
Any individual may access personal data related to them, including opinions. So if your comment or review includes information about a member of staff who provided that service, it may be passed on to them if requested.
When you fill in any forms we may collect your personal data.
When you’ve given a third party permission to share with us the information they hold about you.
We collect data from publicly-available sources (such as Companies House) when you have given your consent to share information or where the information is made public as a matter of law.
What sort of personal data do we collect?
If you have a web account with us: your name, gender, date of birth, billing/delivery address, orders, receipts and payment details, email and telephone number. For your security, we’ll also keep a record of your login password.
Details of your interactions with us by telephone, email and online.For example, we collect notes from our conversations with you, details of any complaints or comments you make, details of purchases you made, items viewed or added to your basket, brands you show interest in, web pages you visit and how and when you contact us.
Copies of documents you provide to prove your age or identity where the law requires this (including your passport and driver's licence). This will include details of your full name, address, date of birth and facial image. If you provide a passport, the data will also include your place of birth, gender and nationality.
Details of your visits to our websites or apps, and which site you came from to ours.
Payment card information.
Your comments and product reviews.
To deliver the best possible web experience, we collect technical information about your internet connection and browser as well as the country and telephone code where your computer is located, the web pages viewed during your visit, the advertisements you clicked on, and any search terms you entered.
Your social media username, if you interact with us through those channels, to help us respond to your comments, questions or feedback.
How and why do we use your personal data?
We want to give you the best possible customer experience. One way to achieve that is to get the richest picture we can of who you are by combining the data we have about you. We then use this to offer you promotions, products and services that are most likely to interest you. The data privacy law allows this as part of our legitimate interest in understanding our customers and providing the highest levels of service.
Of course, if you wish to change how we use your data, you’ll find details in the ‘What are my rights?’ section below.
Remember, if you choose not to share your personal data with us, or refuse certain contact permissions, we might not be able to provide some services you’ve asked for. For example, if you’ve asked us to let you know when an item comes back into stock, we can’t do that if you’ve withdrawn your general consent to hear from us.
Here’s how we’ll use your personal data and why:
To process any orders that you make by using our websites or apps. If we don’t
collect your personal data during checkout, we won’t be able to process your order and comply with our legal obligations. For example, your details may need to be passed to a third party to supply or deliver the product or service that you ordered, and we may keep your details for a reasonable period afterwards in order to fulfil any contractual obligations such as refunds, guarantees and so on.
To respond to your queries, refund requests and complaints. Handling the information you sent enables us to respond. We may also keep a record of these to inform any future communication with us and to demonstrate how we communicated with you throughout. We do this on the basis of our contractual obligations to you, our legal obligations and our legitimate interests in providing you with the best service and understanding how we can improve our service based on your experience.
To protect our business and your account from fraud and other illegal activities. This includes using your personal data to maintain, update and safeguard your account. We’ll also monitor your browsing activity with us to quickly identify and resolve any problems and protect the integrity of our websites. We’ll do all of this as part of our legitimate interest.For example, by checking your password when you login and using automated monitoring of IP addresses to identify possible fraudulent log-ins from unexpected locations.
To process payments and to prevent fraudulent transactions. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests. This also helps to protect our customers from fraud.
If we discover any criminal activity or alleged criminal activity through our use of fraud monitoring and suspicious transaction monitoring, we will process this data for the purposes of preventing or detecting unlawful acts. We aim is to protect the individuals we interact with from criminal activities.
With your consent, we will use your personal data, preferences and details of your transactions to keep you informed by email, web, text and telephone about relevant products and services including tailored special offers, discounts, promotions, events and so on. Of course, you are free to opt out of hearing from us by any of these channels at any time.
To send you relevant, personalised communications by post in relation to updates, offers, services and products. We’ll do this on the basis of our legitimate business interest. You are free to opt out of hearing from us by post at any time.
To send you communications required by law or which are necessary to inform you about our changes to the services we provide you. For example, updates to this Privacy Notice, product recall notices, and legally required information relating to your orders. These service messages will not include any promotional content and do not require prior consent when sent by email or text message. If we do not use your personal data for these purposes, we would be unable
to comply with our legal obligations.
To display the most interesting content to you on our websites or apps, we’ll use data we hold about your favourite brands or products and so on. We do so on the basis of your consent to receive app notifications and/or for our website to place cookies or similar technology on your device.
For example, we might display a list of items you’ve recently looked at, or offer you recommendations based on your purchase history and any other data you’ve shared with us.
To develop, test and improve the systems, services and products we provide to you. We’ll do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.
For example, we’ll record your browser’s Session ID to help us understand more when you leave us online feedback about any problems you’re having to comply with our contractual or legal obligations to share data with law enforcement.
To send you survey and feedback requests to help improve our services. These messages will not include any promotional content and do not require prior consent when sent by email or text message. We have a legitimate interest to do so as this helps make our products or services more relevant to you.
Of course, you are free to opt out of receiving these requests from us at any time by updating your preferences in your online account.
Combining your data for personalised direct marketing
We want to bring you offers and promotions that are most relevant to your interests at particular times. To help us form a better, overall understanding of you as a customer, we combine your personal data, for example your ordering history. For this purpose, we also combine the data that we collect directly from you with data that we obtain from third parties to whom you have given your consent to pass that data onto us – such as Companies House
How we protect your personal data
We know how much data security matters to all our customers. With this in mind we will treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it. We secure access to all transactional areas of our websites and apps using ‘https’ technology.
Access to your personal data is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as payment card information) is secured by SSL encryption.
How long will we keep your personal data?
Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymised,
for example by aggregation with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning.
Some examples of customer data retention periods:
Orders - When you place an order, we’ll keep the personal data you give us for seven years so we can comply with our legal and contractual obligations.
Who do we share your personal data with?
We sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties.For example, delivery couriers, for fraud management, to handle complaints, to help us personalise our offers to you and so on.
Here’s the policy we apply to those organisations to keep your data safe and protect your privacy:
We provide only the information they need to perform their specific services.They may only use your data for the exact purposes we specify in our contract with them.We work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected at all times. If we stop using their services, any of your data held by them will either be deleted or
Examples of the kind of third parties we work with are:
IT companies who support our website and other business systems.
Operational companies such as delivery couriers.
Direct marketing companies who help us manage our electronic communications with you.
Google/Facebook to show you products that might interest you while you’re browsing the internet. This is based on either your marketing consent or your acceptance of cookies on our websites.
For fraud management, we may share information about fraudulent or potentially fraudulent activity in our premises or systems. This may include sharing data about individuals with law enforcement bodies.
We may also be required to disclose your personal data to the police or other enforcement, regulatory or Government body, in your country of origin or elsewhere, upon a valid request to do so. These requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Where your personal data may be processed:
International orders - If you are based outside the UK and place an order with us, we will transfer the personal data that we collect from you to the UK.
Protecting your data outside the EEA - The EEA includes all EU Member countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. We may transfer personal data that we collect from you to third-party data processors in countries that are outside the EEA. For example, this might be required in order to fulfil your order, process your payment details or provide support services. If we do this, we have procedures in place to ensure your data receives the same protection as if it were being processed inside the EEA. For example, our contracts with third parties stipulate the standards they must follow at all times. If you wish for more information about these contracts, please contact our Customer Service Team.
Any transfer of your personal data will follow applicable laws and we will treat the information under the guiding principles of this Privacy Notice.
What are your rights over your personal data
You have the right to request:
Access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases.
The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.
For example, when you withdraw consent, or object and we have no legitimate overriding interest, or once the purpose for which we hold the data has come to an end (such as the end of a warranty).
That we stop using your personal data for direct marketing (either through specific channels, or all channels).
That we stop any consent-based processing of your personal data after you withdraw that consent.
Review by a staff member of any decision made based solely on automatic processing of your data (i.e. where no human has yet reviewed the outcome and criteria for the decision).
You have the right to request a copy of any information about you that Songs of Ink and Steel holds at any time, and also to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate. To ask for your information, please contact our Customer Service Team. If we choose not to action your request, we will explain to you the reasons for our refusal.
Your right to withdraw consent
Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent, by doing so Songs of Ink and Steel will be unable to continue trading with you.
Where we rely on our legitimate interest
In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation. We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data.
You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels. We must always comply with your request.
Checking your identity
To protect the confidentiality of your information, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Notice. If you have authorised a third party to submit a request on your behalf, we will ask them to prove they have your permission to act.
How can you stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing?
There are several ways you can stop direct marketing communications from us:
Click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email communication that we send you. We will then stop any further emails.
Email us at email@example.com
Please note that you may continue to receive communications for a short period after changing your preferences while our systems are fully updated.
Contacting the Regulator
If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113.
Your jewellery will arrive inside an organza bag which is then placed on a bed of recycled synthetic cotton inside a 100% recycled luxury gift box with a care card. This is then placed into a recycled polythene bag which all can be recycled after use.
Tarnish during transit is unlikely, due to careful packaging, but possible as I can not guarantee the environment through which the parcel will travel. If this does occur, I will be happy to provide a specialist cleaning cloth for you for no extra cost. If your item arrives damaged for any other reason, please contact me to discuss the best resolution.
Our rings are available in a wide range of standard UK and US ring sizes. We will be happy to translate your local size to either of these so please ask!
We also sell a reusable easy to use ring sizer which can be found in our ring section.
Should you not find the ring size you need, we offer a bespoke custom size service in some designs – please contact us for more information.
We recommend always getting sized by a jeweller for the larger width rings (10mm+) as these need to be measured slightly differently than a standard ring. We are happy to exchange any ring that doesn't fit you quite right - even if you have opted for a personalised disc.
If there is any transit damage to the goods, shortages or incorrect goods, it is your responsibility to let me know within 3 days of receipt. (All goods are sent using a tracked service, so if someone is signing for the goods on your behalf, please remember that this policy will still apply).
Any faulty/damaged items must be reported including photographic evidence and either a full refund or an exchange will be provided upon return. I do not accept any responsibility for items not received by me so please use a tracked service.
Most pieces of our jewellery include a sterling silver disc including up to 40 characters of engraving over two sides worth £56 that matches the finish. We think that this is a fantastic way to add a personal touch to very beautiful jewellery! Best of all, it is possible to personalise this further by adding one of our fabulous symbols, or even adding a single birthstone to stand alongside your engraving.
Spaces ARE classed as characters due to space reasons.
We do engrave most items by hand, but there are occasions we may need to use a laser engraver. If you would prefer us not to do this and have all your engraving by hand - please let us know and we'll be happy to do this for you.
Absolutely. You have 14 days, from receipt of cancellable goods, to notify Songs of Ink and Steel if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item. Items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements are non-refundable, unless faulty.
We engrave our pieces to create bespoke items especially for you. Although we are always happy to try and help if something is unsuitable, we regret we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on personalised items as they cannot be resold.
All items must be returned unworn in their original packaging.
Absolutely. As we do not include invoices with purchases (a receipt is automatically emailed to you when you checkout) any gift message details left will be printed on a sticker for you to apply to your own tag/wrapping if you don't choose our gift wrapping when you checkout.
Our gift wrapping includes high quality paper and a ribbon along with a handmade card and envelope. An example of our gift wrapping is shown at the checkout. If a gift message is left with gift wrapping included, this will be printed on the inside of the card or on the tag depending on it's length.
Our current gift wrap details can be found here: https://www.songsofinkandsteel.com/post/425751058299/lets-talk-gift-wrap
This is a great question! All items are made by hand, so the processing time doesn't change even if an upgraded postage option is selected (so if an item takes me 2-3 days to make, it will still take me 2-3 days to make - the difference with upgraded postage is that when the item is made, it will be sent out using the postage option that you choose during checkout). So, for example, a spinning ring takes 3 days to make. Person 1 chooses standard first class postage. Person 2 chooses next day delivery. Their items will be taken to the post office on the same day (as the items take the same amount of time to make) but person 1's item is posted first class, while person 2 gets theirs posted special delivery.
In the unlikely and unfortunate case your item should be faulty, you are entitled to a refund or repair within 6 months of receiving the item, but only if the fault was due to a flaw within the way the piece was initially made and not if it is damaged from misuse or wear and tear.
Fair wear and tear is not a fault and you have no right to return,refund or exchange if a problem arises because of failure to follow any care instructions you were given on purchase. Please do not assume that because other items of jewellery that you may own tolerate a level of wear and tear that all items can be treated the same.
Items will be send for independent testing to determine the cause of the fault on return - please bear this in mind with any delays.
We conform to all UK regulations in respect to Hallmarking with the Assay office.
This means that we hallmark all of our items. The only exceptions are items which fall beneath the specified weight thresholds which are 1 gram for gold, 7.78 grams for silver, 0.5 grams for platinum and 1 gram for palladium.
We are happy to hallmark any items below this weight, but there will be an extra charge for doing so as this will not have been factored into our pricing for that item as it isn't required as standard.
UK Postage: 2nd Class Signed for postage is included with all purchases which takes between 1-5 business days for delivery.
If you need your items a little bit sooner, you can upgrade your postage to 1st Class Signed for which takes between 1-3 business days or Special Delivery which guarantees delivery by 1pm on the next working day.
International Postage: Tracked Priority Postage is our standard international postage option. This takes between 1-6 weeks for delivery depending on customs clearance.
If you need your items sooner, you can upgrade to a 3-5 business day courier at the checkout.
We work on orders in the order that they are made so our turnaround timescale is between 1-7 business days.