Lined Pentagram Pendant in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This handmade pentagram pendant available in either 0.925 sterling silver. It measures 3 wide and 1.5mm thick with a bail for a chain. Also can be made reversed upon request. The design is a classic pendant dating from the 1950's from a batch of masters from a retired jewellery shop here in town. Like a few of the designs I offer in my shop, this is a remake of a brass master I fixed up and made a mold of to reintroduce to a new audience who would appreciate it as much as I do!
The pentagram meaning can be seen as many different things, but one commonality is that the pentagram is a symbol that represents Earth, Air, Fire, Water at each of its five points and the Spirit as the center. These are often worn by people of pagan faiths such as Wicca and other communities.
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.