Pretiosa brings a cuff featuring an amazing hand bezel set Chrysocolla
A drop of sea, a piece of the sky - a little bit of Earth to wear around your wrist
The stone is set in a serrated bezel, adorned with a twisted wire. The perfect frame for a fragment of natures beauty
Hand polished to a mirror shine
♢ Fine silver for the bezel
♢ Sterling silver
♢ Band half round 3 mm
♢ Chrysocolla 20 x 18 mm
♢ Size adjustable (best fit medium to large)
Take note that this particular type of stone is what is called *soft.
Don't wear the cuff during sports (I know, it's not a sports kinda cuff - but I'll mention it anyways) and take it off when you do your cleaning, your make up and your hair (hairspray, oil and strong detergents steal the luster in both the silver and the stone).
This goes for all jewelry I might add, but it's especially important to remember with gemstone jewelry as they are more exposed to damage
*All stones' hardness are measured on a scale called Mohs. A diamond has the hardness of 10 (hardest there is), a quartz has the hardness of 7 - the chrysocolla stops on appr. 3-3,5.
This doesn't mean it will break just looking at it. Use the cuff with care and store it in a safe place when you're not using it - and you'll be able to enjoy it for many years to come!
Shipping of your choice at check out
Design, fabrication, packing and shipping by yours truly
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Fine silver is 99,9% pure silver
Pure silver is a very soft material
Therefore, Pretiosa uses fine silver for the smaller parts of her jewelry, like bezels and other little details
Sterling silver is 92,5% pure silver
This is an alloy made when (usually) copper, the remaining 7.5%, is combined with fine silver
This is a less soft and more durable material
Chrysocolla is often confused with turquoise. The stone is found where there are copper deposits, especially in areas southwest of the United States, Zaire, Australia, France and England
The Chrysocolla used in jewelry is found together with quartz, as chrysocolla on its own is a stone too soft for jewelry
The combination of these two makes it hard enough to withstand both the grinding and the setting in a piece of jewelry
Chrysocolla is associated with calm, intuition, patience and unconditional love