STERLING SILVER CUFF BRACELET
Stunning Sterling Silver Bangle cuff with intriguing design. Hand made on Salt Spring Island BC. The cuff is open and so will fit most wrist sizes.
Width 3/10 inch.
Silver is a highly malleable metal with a brilliant white metallic lustre that can take a high degree of polishing. This has led to its huge popularity in jewelry where it is combined with copper to make it more durable. This alloy has been known as “sterling silver” since the 13th century. The minimum fineness of silver allowable in sterling silver is 92.5% which gives rise to the term “925” but most often the ratio of silver to copper is 97.5% to 2.5%. Since ancient times, silver has been closely associated with the moon and lunar influences.
Diana the Roman goddess of the moon hunted with a silver bow.