Green Man Pendant in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This handmade Green Man pendant is a fresh take on a classic concept. Available in either .925 sterling silver or antique bronze, he is 3.5cm long plus the bail and 3cm wide. The bail can vary from one pendant to the next. He is perfect for anyone who likes celtic style jewellery, or even those who want to feel closer to this particular forest god!
This is my own take on the celtic green man, an ancient god of the forest whose face is composed of oak leaves and eyes that hold the wisdom of the forest. I spent about 2 weeks researching different styles of the green man, and then after 15 hours of carving, finally created my own.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.
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.