Legend of Zelda Pendant in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This is my take on the royal crest symbol from the hit game Legend of Zelda. Handmade in either .925 sterling silver or antique bronze, the pendant measures 2.5cm high plus the bail and 2.6cm wide. The loop varies from one piece to the next and is a nice size for a chain.
This is possibly the second most common symbol found in The Legend of Zelda series and several versions of this symbol have been used throughout the series. It is inspired by the design for the Royal Crest. The bird symbol is usually accompanied by a depiction of the Triforce. The Goddess Hylia's crest was in the shape of a bird and the people of Skyloft, descendants of the people who lived among Hylia and the ancestors of the Hylians, rode giant birds and used the same symbol. Because of this, both the Royal Crest and the Hylian Crest incorporate elements of the symbol she used when ruling over the same land long ago.
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.