1950s Vintage Style Classic Lion Ring in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This classic lion head ring is a vintage model from the 40's, before all of the gemstones and bling! I've make this one in .925 sterling silver or antique bronze. The top of the ring is 1.8cm wide and 0.8cm high off the hand. It's a more realistic looking lion head ring than seen in many made today, a reflection of the time period the original was created.
The brass master for this one came from a jewellery shop that closed down in '98 along with a bunch of my vintage and celtic designs I carry in my shop. The stock size is 7, but I can make it any size you need upon ordering.
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.