Bronze

Bronze jewelry

The use of bronze shaped a whole period of human history, the so-called Bronze Age. There it was also used to make jewelry.

The Bronze Age reached around the 3rd millennium BC. Until the beginning of the 1st millennium BC It encompassed not only Europe but also other cultures in North Africa and Asia, whereby the determination of the Bronze Age is slightly different in different cultures. The Middle East is the starting point for the use of bronze. The oldest evidence to date for the use and processing of bronze comes from Palestine around 3,300 BC. Bronze was the hardest material that mankind knew until the discovery of iron (Iron Age), which is why even swords and axes were made of bronze.
Before other materials such as gold and silver began their triumphal march in jewelry production, bronze was regarded as the material badly. Since bronze looks very authentic due to its history, bronze jewelry is very popular again, especially with friends of ancient and early medieval motifs.

What is bronze

Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. Since there are no precise specifications for the composition, both materials can be mixed in different parts, whereby about 90% copper and 10% tin are usually used for jewelry production. If the proportion of tin is reduced, the bronze becomes more copper-colored; with a higher proportion, it becomes the more golden color known for bronze.

Material properties and care

Our bronze jewelery is very light fresh from production. If you unpack the jewelery you can see after a while that it is getting darker. This is due to the reaction of the copper with the humidity. After a while you get the dark golden color that is typical for bronze. This process is caused by contact with sweat, e.g. accelerated by touching. Pressure points caused by touching can also cause darker stains, especially on smooth surfaces, while the rest of the piece of jewelery is even lighter. Unsightly pressure points can simply be polished away, the easiest way to do this is with a silver cleaning cloth.
 
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