I love a bangle. I really do. I have a whole range I wear myself, and I particularly like them to stack up so that I jingle gently everywhere I go :-)
This listing is for a single, heavy weight sterling silver bangle, that I've formed into a shape curved in two planes (like a pringle, or a seashell) known as anticlastic.
I use recycled sterling sheet to form these bangles, rolling it to a thickness of approximately 0.8mm thick, which means each is over the weight that requires formal hallmarking at the London Assay Office (ie more than 7.78g)
I've got 2 patinated ones of these of these available for dispatch, instantly.
Each is slightly different because of how I make them, and I've also applied liver of sulphur to the the inner curve of the outer edge to give them an extra beauty.
There's a golden one, and a more peacock one - the autumnal one sold before I created this listing when a customer called to the house to pick up a bespoke spinner ring (anyone calling in gets to have an early viewing of the work I've not yet photographed / listed and to try it on)
It takes me a considerable amount of time to mercilessly beat these into shape - I start with a sheet of silver that I saw into strips, rolling it to the required thickness, file, sand and then form into a bangle, soldering it closed. At this point, it's just a flat, uninteresting strip of silver.
I then start to create the shape, hammering hard against a special stake, shaped like an antler.
I do this about 6 times, annealing between each round of bashering (technical term ;-) )each time stretching the bangle to achieve the shape I want
Make your choice from these options currently available:
a) golden coloured - medium oval, internal diameters 66mm x46mm, width 8.7mm, flare 5.6mm, weight 26.1g internal circumference of 18cm
b) peacock coloured - medium, oval, internal diameter 66mm x 50mm, width 11.4mm, flare 5mm, weight 26.6g circumference 18.5cm
The final photo shows one of my particularly lovely customers wearing the first one I sold
Wrist vary as do fists.
Small tends to be about 6-6.5 inches (15-16.5cm), medium 6.5-7.5 inches (16.5-19cm), large 7.5-8.5 inches (19-21.5cm).
An easy way to measure your bangle size (if you don't have a perfect one to compare) is to cut a strip of stiff card (like from a cereal packet) and tape it into a ring, adjusting it until it's the perfect dimension for sliding on and off, without deforming it, and then measure the internal diameter
All my silver is now bought as certified recycled eco-silver, made from 100% scrap / recycled silver which has been fully refined to ensure it is of the same quality as traditional sterling, but of course without the environmental impact of mining it.
Sterling silver, anticlastic bangle - patinated
Sterling Silver will eventually oxidise or tarnish. It's a natural process that can be slowed down by regular wear and by keeping unworn items away from the atmosphere. If you leave your jewellery out on display, this oxidisation will be faster. You can polish up your items, with a soft cloth, some silver polish, or a buffing cloth such as Town Talk, which is readily available from any high street jewellers in the UK
Fine silver is 99.9% silver, and because of this the tarnish rate is much, much slower. Again, a buff should do the job for polishing it back up. If I have patinated your silver already, be gentle when buffing!
Each piece should stand up to regular wear, but , as with all jewellery, please remove it before washing, using chemicals or applying perfume etc
Apply body lotion and perfume a few minutes before putting on your jewellery to help slow down tarnish
The sterling silver used in these items was sold to me by my bullion dealer ass certified recycled.
he gemstones I use have been sold to me by reputable dealers as untreated (unless stated specifically in the listing). They are a natural, organic creation from the earth and each one will be slightly different. You can see examples of this on my Facebook page.
I select the stones that I think go together best for each project, hence my comments that each item is individual.