Parading Elephant Band in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze

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This cute handmade elephant band is made with a eternity motif of parading elephants, including a baby or two! Available in either .925 sterling silver or antique bronze, it measuring 4mm wide and 1.5mm thick. It is also available to be made in gold on order, just ask for a quote.

Elephants are considered good luck in many Asian cultures, especially in India. The elephant meaning deals primarily with strength, honor, stability and tenacity, among other attributes. To the Hindu way of thought, the elephant is found in the form of Ganesha, the elephant headed god of Hindu tradition, who is the god of luck, fortune, protection and is a blessing upon all new projects. The white elephant is also a religious symbol of the Buddha.

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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