Final Fantasy 8 Squall Griever Pendant in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This is a handmade pendant based on the one worn by Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy 8. It measures 2.5 inches high plus the bail and 1.5 inches wide and is available in either .925 sterling silver or antique bronze. The design was a request from a fellow fan who like myself has a hard time finding geek jewellery in precious metals. The back is hollowed out to reduce the weight of the piece. The bail opening is 8mm wide. It does not come with a chain, though chains are available for purchase in my shop in the chain section.
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.