Variation: Each piece is hand-crafted individually and will vary slightly in appearance. When ordering you will receive a replica of the original design using the same colour palette. Slight differences in the design and beading will occur due to the hand-made nature of copper metalwork. The photographs in the gallery show a number of versions of the design on multiple backgrounds to give the most true to life image. The verdigris treatment will range from green to turquoise, pale, dark, vibrant etc, all part of the distressed design.
Sheet Metal: Solid copper with a verdigris treatment that prematurely oxidises the metal, creating a textured and mottled green patina finish. Sealed with several layers of gloss varnish that is safe to wear on the skin. The finished piece has a raised textured surface.
Curved Metal Bar: Solid copper wire with a patina finish polished to reveal the warm coppery tones beneath. The copper has been sealed with a gloss varnish that is safe to wear against the skin.
Bead: Jasper, fluorite, labradorite.
Clasp: Antique copper plated lobster clasp (any metal alloy is nickel and lead free under the EU nickel directive REACH).
Sizes, the inner circumference:
Small – 19 cm / 7.5 inches
Medium – 21 cm / 8.3 inches
Large – 23 cm / 9 inches
Sizing Note: This design is suited to a snug fit. If your measurement is in between one of the sizes, please contact Nicola to request an extension chain be added prior to purchase. Thank you.
Fitting: You may need a willing helper to fasten the clasp (from personal experience!).
Ocean Jasper is from the Water Element and is also known as the Atlantis stone. It has properties that help cleanse the aura and draw out negative energy. It aids responsibility and patience. It also relates to increase lymph system function and organ tissue regeneration.
Agate is a translucent microcrystalline quartz and is related to balancing yin yang in the body, protection, strength, courage, calmness and healing. Agate also helps the eyes, uterus and stomach, pancreas and cleanses the lymph system.
Fluorite is a crystal that helps to remove and store negative energy. It also helps to cleanse and clear the aura. It is known to aid focus, clarity, concentration and in making decisions. In the physical body is can help the DNA cells to regenerate, also a boost for the immune system, helping strengthen bones and for spinal health.