Flying Duck Pendant in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This is a handmade pendant depicting a flying duck which is available in either 9.5 sterling silver or antique bronze. It's light and hollowed out in the back, but is solid enough for every day wear. Perfect for those looking for something a little more subtle. It measures 3.75cm long and 3cm wide with a bail the pendants hangs from for a chain to pass through. Bails can vary in style from one pendant to another.
This design is a classic duck pendant I got the master from a jewellery shop that closed down here in town, and per a request from a customer who had a ring with a mallard duck I made him from the same collection. I hope to list the ring soon!
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.