Bronze

Bronze jewelry

The use of bronze to make jewelery goes hand in hand with the Bronze Age as a period of human history.
The European Bronze Age covers the period from the end of the 3rd millennium BC. Until the beginning of the 1st millennium BC Similar periods of the Bronze Age were also found in North Africa and Asia, whereby the determination as a Bronze Age in Asia is very different and depends on the respective cultures. Western Asia is the starting point for the use of bronze in Europe. The oldest evidence to date for the production of bronze comes from Palestine about 3.300 BC. Until the discovery of iron (Iron Age), bronze was the hardest material mankind knew until then. So even swords and axes were made of bronze.

The production of bronze jewelery in Europe was about until the turn of the century, and rarely even into the Middle Ages, as other materials such as gold and silver began their triumphant advance in jewelery production. Today, bronze jewelry is again very popular, especially among friends of ancient and early medieval motifs, because Bronze looks very authentic due to the history.

What is bronze?

A bronze is called an alloy of copper and tin, where there are no exact specifications for the composition. Both materials can therefore be mixed into different parts, with the jewelry production usually about 90% copper and 10% tin use. This mix ratio is responsible for the golden color of bronze. If you reduce the proportion of tin then bronze is more coppery, so reddish.

Our bronze jewelry is real bronze. Each piece of jewelry is cast and processed individually. Cheap imitations, e.g. The term "old bronze", which is made of zinc, is mass-produced by die-casting and only coated with bronze paint. Such products are often of inferior quality.

Material properties and care

Production fresh, our bronze jewelry is very bright. If you unpack the jewelry you can observe after some time that they are darker. This is due to the reaction of the copper with the humidity. After some time, you get the typical dark antique-looking dark golden color. This process is characterized by contact with perspiration, e.g. accelerated by touching. Touching pressure points, however, can cause darker spots, especially on smooth surfaces, while the rest of the piece of jewelry is even lighter. Unattractive bruises can be polished away, the easiest way is with a silver cleaning cloth.
 
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