Reticulated Rose Bangle

$150.00

This is a Sterling Silver Bangle with a water case Sterling rose! This Bangle was fashioned by "reticulating" the Sterling Silver. Reticulation silver is normally an alloy of 80% silver and 20% copper. Using a process very similar to removing firescale, wherein the metal is repeatedly heated and quenched and pickled, the copper eventually becomes concentrated at the core of the metal, surrounded by a textured skin of fine silver (99.999). The bracelet is made to fit a medium to large Woman's hand.

The wearing of jewelry for adornment and ritual may have started as far back as 7,000 years ago, and archeologists have found evidence that people wore bracelets in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and China. Early bracelets were made of grasses, slender tree limbs and shells, then copper and bronze.