Vintage Design Eagle Head Ring in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
A flashback to the 40's/50's, this handmade eagle head ring is a vintage design being reintroduced to a younger audience! Available in either .925 sterling silver or antique bronze, the top is 2cm wide and sits 1cm high off the hand. The underside of the head is hollowed out.
The brass master for this one came from a jewellery shop that closed down in '98 along with a bunch of my vintage and celtic designs I carry in my shop. It is one of around 100 designs in metal that I fixed up and made rubber molds of to start my selling inventory. And after much pestering, here it is! The shank is nice and solid(not like the 3rd generation copies you find from wholesale production shops.
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.