Vintage Style Filigree Ring with Gemstone in Antique Bronze
This handmade antique bronze gemstone ring has a romantic Gothic feel to it, but has an appeal to everyone. Based on the 1950's style with swirls and scrollwork, this ring is set with a 5x7mm faceted or cabochon stone. The top of the ring is 1.3cm wide and the tip sits 0.6cm high depending on the cut of the stone. The master mold comes from a retired jewellery shop here in town. The bezel is a scalloped bezel good for setting either cabochon or faceted stones.
Gemstones are genuine stones unless marked as a birthstone. Quality and color can vary from one to the next, but if you want pictures of what I have, just ask away!
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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