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C148.32bs Wide Sterling Silver Cuffs, 92.5 SS, hand-formed, Art Deco etching & Black Pearl patina

C148.32bs Wide Sterling Silver Cuffs, 92.5 SS, hand-formed, Art Deco etching & Black Pearl patina

Regular price $286.00 CAD
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Finish:  Black Pearl patina with fine high polishing and contrasting satin finish highlights

Wide sterling silver cuff etched with an art deco pattern. Anti-clastic form created by hand-forming. Finished with contrasting high polished of black pearl background and satin finish highlights. A challenging polishing project using a rotary tool. Patina touch ups are hand painted.

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Anti-clastic cuffs are comfortable to wear as they shift naturally between the wrist bone and the hand during movement. The size of a cuff should shift comfortably over the wrist bone and rest on the hand with your arms down. I rarely take my cuff off, as there is an opening between the ends, should I get caught on something the cuff will slip off.  Wearing your sterling cuff will keep it polished as the natural oils from our skin act as a barrier.  The photography shown of our pieces will magnify small blemishes normally not visible to the naked eye.

Cuffs

Wide cuffs are statement accessories. Anti-clastic cuffs are comfortable to wear as they shift naturally between the wrist bone and the hand during movement. When placing your arm on a flat surface the edges press into the surface, not your arm. With the anti-clastic form, the etching pattern is protected as most glancing blows are typically blocked by the slightly raised edge. 

A cuff is typically worn closer to the skin unlike a bangle which is round and rolls around the wrist. Our wrist is naturally oval, so our cuffs are formed oval as well. And it slips comfortably inside a long sleeve blouse. I have finished the metal so it retains a slight spring and will allow you to custom form the cuff to your wrist.

The photography shown of our pieces will magnify small blemishes normally not visible to the naked eye. They are created during the etching process. Although an additional resist is applied to the sterling, during the seven hours in the etching bath, it is not always possible to see small pin holes in the resist until the final process is complete. I do not buff these out as they show that the cuff is handmade, not machine made. As the cuff ages they are not visible as the patina starts to disguise. Made by humans, worn proudly by humans!

All finished jewellery items are "one of a kind", the photograph you see is the exact piece you will receive. Photos have not been edited or retouched and are an accurate representation of the finished piece.

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