This is our 2.0" El Dorado 8 single dog tag and chain. The legend of El Dorado, which means "the gilded one", tells of an ancient king adorned with gold. We've never met him but we feel confident he'd want one of these because though they're not made of gold, they really look as if they are! We call it the '8' because it's got 8 sides.
This jewellery piece looks and feel like gold - but it isn't - and neither is it priced like gold. Each dog tag is handmade in our Windsor workshop from a special alloy called gilding metal (95% copper & 5% zinc) that we carefully polish to produce a lustrous golden shine but at 1/30th of the price of 9 carat gold! Each El Dorado 8 is handcut (not made by machine) and they look it, with no two being exactly identical. Stamped with our name on the back and available either personalised, with your choice of text, or plain polished to a golden lustre. Like our silver dog tags, this is a unique, good-looking and exclusive piece that any man will love wearing and which WILL get noticed. Like our GI dog tags, there's room for 5 lines of text with 15 characters, including spaces, per line (note, all letters are CAPITALISED). See below for how to select words for your tag.
TARNISH. Note, like any copper-based alloy these tags will tarnish naturally with exposure to air and skin oils which is perfectly normal. However, it's easily cleaned and it's very satisfying to bring it back to a lustrous shine. To help with this we include a free brass polishing cloth with every El Dorado dog tag which will remove tarnish. After cleaning with this cloth the dog tag should be buffed with a soft cotton cloth to bring out the shine. Brasso is even more effective. Click the Product Care link below for more details.
Each El Dorado 8 golden tag measures 50mm x 28mm and is 1.0mm thick. Choose a bright polished finish with your choice of text (5 lines and 15 characters per line) or smooth, unmarked and lustrous. Each golden dog tag comes with a 10mm brass split ring which can be attached to the tag to make it lie flat. This can easily be fitted if desired. The El Dorado dog tag set comes with a quality USA-made yellow brass chain in any length from 18" - 30" - choose the length below.
This product is priced to come in a clear plastic pouch without gift packaging. For a small charge we can supply a 10STERLING-branded black-fabric pouch. If you'd like a gift-box (no fabric pouch) please choose from either a black & silver gift box or, to really impress, a luxury high-gloss wooden gift box (no fabric pouch). See pictures opposite. Please click on the "Gift Box" option below to make your choice.
This product is handmade and will normally be despatched within 7 (seven) working days (i.e. Mon-Fri).
Try out your chosen words with our live tag preview. The lines you choose will be the lines on the tag where text is placed. The Text menu below (left / centred / right) tells us only how you want the text laid out (horizontal alignment) on the lines you've chosen; it does NOT alter the vertical position of the lines which means that the lines on which you place text above will be the lines on which text appears on the tag: if you've put text on Line 2 above then it'll appear on Line 2 of the tag. For a plain polished unmarked tag please leave this blank. When you're ready to purchase, click "Add to Basket". The letters & symbols you've typed will be added to your order & your El Dorado 8 dog tag will be made.
Be sure to use the 'Text' layout selector below to tell us how you want the words aligned on your dog tag: note, selecting this won't change the appearance of what you type into the live tag preview but it is captured for inclusion in your order. If you don't choose a text position we'll arrange the words in the way that looks best. If you require a special layout, e.g. with unusual spacings in some of the lines, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll tell you what's possible.