Double Square Design Handmade Jewellery Set
Gorgeous square design with a darker square set inside a silver square. These pieces has a gorgeous chatoyance, patina and beautiful surface texture. The darker part is oxidised silver.
This set contains a pendant on a silver chain and earrings.
The pendant and the earrings can also be purchased separately.
Sterling Silver- Silver with a silver content of 92.5%
About Oxidised Silver
The range of colours that can be achieved from this process is extensive. At full strength, the colour will appear a matte gunmetal black. But with a controlled application, a whole rainbow of colours can be achieved including blues, purples, yellows, and reds.
Like other patinas, oxidised silver is just a surface treatment and does not change the internal colour or properties of the metal, however, over time and depending on the amount of wear you give your pieces, the oxidized finish will polish off and the true color of the silver will shine through.
Oxidised finishes have the longest life on pieces that come into minimal contact with their surroundings, such as earrings and necklaces. Rings and bracelets tend not to hold their color quite as long since they rub on things we touch more frequently. Blackened finishes which have been applied to the recesses of a design tend to hold their color best while the raised areas of the piece polish up over time.
It’s best to remove your oxidised silver jewellery before aggressive contact and when showering or washing your hands to prolong the dark colour. In general, oxidised silver jewellery should not be cleaned with jewellery cleaning dips or aggressive polishing that will strip the blackened surface. If cleaning is necessary, use mild dish detergent and soft toothbrush with as little rubbing as possible.
The oxidised finish of jewellery can be restored at any time. Enquire at your local jeweller to see if they can touch up your oxidised finish.