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Stone Treasures by the Lake

Solid Bronze Long and Short Chains

Solid Bronze Long and Short Chains

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Solid bronze, long and short chain. 2.4 mm.

Bronze has a beautiful warm color that pairs with gold and is one of the earliest metals used in jewelry. Bronze is an alloy made of copper and tin. It's history reaches back through millennia and inspired important trade routes in the ancient world.

Due of the copper content, Bronze can oxidize in combination with moisture, creating a greenish layer of copper carbonate on skin .  Chlorine can dull your piece significantly, but it will polish right up.  You can minimize oxidation by removing jewelry at night.

Sterling silver, bronze and brass tarnish over time. The patina that develops is actually a protective coating for the bronze, but if you prefer the shine of new, it is easy to do by tumbling or using some common household products if you don’t have a tumbler.

 

 

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