ARTISAN | AUSTRALIAN MADE
Rising up to the city skyline is the Metropolis Sterling Silver Pendant – a thoughtfully designed and authentically handcrafted necklace by Clara Ho of Burton Metal Depository.
The Metropolis Sterling Silver Pendant is a visually powerful piece inspired by the classic sci-fi film, ‘Metropolis’. Made with solid, 925 Sterling Silver this piece from her Medinapolis Collection merges ancient (Islamic) motifs with futuristic architectural design.
And with its contemporary edge, it is a timeless unisex piece that’s best worn with quiet confidence.
Read Clara's Story HERE.
The architectural design of this pendant pays homage to cult sci-fi film, Metropolis by Fritz Lang. Its clean lines and minimal aesthetic means it will complement any outfit, on men and women.
Made with solid, 925 Sterling Silver with a brushed, matt finish, it has a weighty, luxurious feel to it. Over time, and with wear, the silver may develop a darker 'gunmetal' grey patina.
Each piece is individually finished by hand, so you can be assured the necklace you wear has its own character, unlike any other.
Pendant: Solid 925 Sterling Silver - approx. 40mm high x 17mm wide x 4mm thick
Finish: Brushed Matt
Chain: 70cm long (pendant sits just above the sternum on average height males) - Your Choice of either Oxidised Black Nickel Silver or Black Silk Rope.
About The Brand
Not many people would trade in a full-time career as an architect to start their own jewellery business, but Clara Ho isn’t like most people.
Although she originally studied architecture and law at university, her heart has always been drawn to design and jewellery. After much reflection, she decided to take the leap and start Burton Metal Depository - a home for statement pieces that blend sleek metals with architectural design.
Nowadays, Clara works from her private studio in Tasmania, creating timeless accessories for men who aren’t afraid to look damn good.
Shipping + Returns
Ships from: Australia
Australian Shipping: Nash + Banks charges a Flat Rate of $10 per Order Australia-wide. Free Australian Shipping is available for orders over $150.
International Shipping: $19.50 to New Zealand;
$22.50 to China, Malaysia, Singapore & Hong Kong;
$24 to the US;
$28 to the rest of the world.
Delivery Time-frames: 3-7 working days within Australia,
2-3 weeks to the rest of the world.
Note: Each subsequent piece will have $5 additional shipping cost for international shipments. Please allow 3-5 business days for orders to be shipped.
We are pretty confident that you'll love this product but if you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are happy to process a refund for the items as long as we are notified within 14 days of you receiving the goods subject to the conditions set out in our Returns Policy - please read here.
Please note, if your piece is custom-made or bespoke, this means it's been created from scratch, just for you. As a result, we cannot refund your purchase if you order the wrong size or change your mind. This is in accordance with Australian Consumer Law. Therefore, we ask you to carefully check your size and any details before ordering. If you have any queries, contact us first.
Burton Metal Depository provides timeless accessories for modern men who want to distinguish themselves from the crowd.
Their mission is to provide you with meaningful, understated pieces of jewellery that distinguish you as a design-conscious, modern man. Their pieces are architecturally inspired and embody their unique aesthetic, distinctive detailing and timeless appeal. Each product is crafted and hand-finished in Tasmania, Australia, in limited numbers, meaning your piece will be completely unique.
Burton Metal Depository's jewellery is designed to wear and age over time, just like a great pair of jeans. They believe this gives each piece an individual character depending on how it's been worn. If you'd like to spruce up your piece from time to time, here are a few tips:
Sterling Silver will darken over time, and can even turn black if it's in contact with certain chemicals (chlorine pools, perfumes and even some people's bodies!) Use a silver-cleaning cloth, or some toothpaste on a soft cloth, to restore the colour.
Matt finishes, particularly on rings, will look more polished over time as the metal gets worn. Gently rub a 3M Scotchbrite pad (the dark green ones from the supermarket) over the surface in one direction to create a matt finish again.
The black oxidised finish on some of Burton Metal Depository's pieces will wear off over time. This is a deliberate effect as it exposes the metal underneath. If you'd like the finish restored, you can send the piece back to them for re-blackening (a $45 fee will apply as this involves stripping back the original and re-applying multiple coats to the piece).
All of Burton Metal Depository's necklace chains are made with an open bail (round loop). This means that if the chain gets caught on something whilst you're wearing it, it will fall off rather than injure your neck. If you notice the loop opening up by itself, simply use a small pair of pliers to squeeze the ends back together again.