Sterling Silver and Antique Bronze Viking Drinking Horn Pendant
This handmade drinking horn pendant is made in .925 sterling silver with an antique bronze horn belt loop that acts as a bail for a chain. The pendant measures 1cm wide and 3.5cm long from horn tip to the lip. The belt loop is 5mm wide. And the inside is empty and can hold a 1/2 oz of liquid! Shipping is with tracking and insurance.
The creation of this piece was inspired by a friend who was saying she never could find a drinking horn pendant. As I was at a medieval fair and part of the fair was an education day where I was to demonstrate my wax carving techniques. So challenge accepted! Took the weekend to carve it from a block of wax, but here you go! Hope folks will like it!
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.