Celtic Cross Ring in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This is a beautiful handmade Cetic cross ring I made in both .925 sterling silver in antique bronze. The design is based on a relief carving seen on a church face found here in Montreal. The top is 2cm wide and a tapered shank that is 4mm wide at the base. At the bottom of the cross is a simple triquetra, also known as a "trinity knot," a design that is used as a religious symbol by both Christians and polytheists. It's a solid ring good for every day wear.
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.
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