Vintage Stylized Koi Ring in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This handmade stylized 3D koi fish ring is something everyone seems to notice. It is a 3D koi fish ring that wraps around your finger and is available in either .925 sterling silver or antique bronze. Made a stock size 6 1/2 but can be easily made to your size, it's simple and classy, and make an unusual piece to be worn. The top's 1.6cm wide and sits 0.8cm high off the hand with a 3mm wide band.
The koi fish meaning in Japan is good fortune or luck they also are associated with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose, the koi fish symbolize good luck, abundance and perseverance. Symbolic in Buddhism is to represent courage. Today the fish are considered to be symbolic of advancement materially and spiritually.
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.