Chinese Phoenix Bracelet in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze made to order

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This is Asian phoenix bracelet I remade the design. Made to order, this beauty is nice and solid, available in either .925 sterling silver or antique bronze. The head of the phoenix is 2cm wide and 1cm high, and the links of stylized feathers are 1.3cm wide. It's a nice weight, but solid and it's robust for anyone, for both men and women to wear it all the time. As this piece is so special, I make this bracelet on order to size as needed. Shipping is with tracking and insurance.

Occasionally I go around a look for inspiration for new pieces, especially for ideas not found here in Montreal. Sometimes I come up with a creative idea inspired by nature. Sometimes I see something available only in pewter or costume jewellery that people like me can't wear due to skin allergies. This is one of them. This is a reproduction of a pewter bracelet I found at a chinese outdoor market in Montreal. The original was in seriously need of fix up, so 8 hours of touch-ups, adjusting the links, and making molds of the main pieces, I was able to make this very cool bracelet.

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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