Celtic Knotwork Gemstone Ring in Antique Bronze
This ring is designed to have a celtic feel, but with a twist! Made in solid antique bronze, this ring has braiding along the side and a triquetra on each side of the stone. the stone is 5x7mm, and I have made it with both semi precious, as well as genuine stones. The stone on in the image is an amethyst and an Onyx.
Bronze is an alloy that consists of a mixture of approximately 90% copper and 10% tin. Producing bronze is a less toxic process than producing brass as brass is a combination of copper and zinc, and the manufacturing process often produces zinc oxide which is toxic. Because bronze contains copper, it can turn your skin green whether you have an allergy or not. Bronze and copper turn your skin green because when the copper reacts with your sweat and the acids from your skin, it produces copper chloride. Copper chloride is a green substance that then rubs off on your skin. If you are prone to sweating, your bronze jewelry will definitely turn your skin green. This chemical reaction can also be prevented by painting any part of the jewelry that comes in contact with your skin with clear nail polish or clear acrylic enamel.