The Orca is a statement piece. Substantial and intense, it is informed by heraldry of old with a modern sensibility and flawless craftsmanship. Sculpted sterling silver links are inlaid with 100,000 year old fossil coral, salvaged from an abandoned lime pit in the Florida Keys. The clasp is our button lock, precision machined and laser welded in stainless steel with an inlaid blue sapphire. Orcas are among the most iconic creatures in the ocean, strong, proud, and breathtaking. This bracelet pays homage to their primacy.Click for more info
Features & Specs
- Width .75"
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.
According to geologists, this fossil coral is approximately 110,000 years old. Found in abundance in Florida quarry mines, these exquisite scales are hand-picked findings which would otherwise be crushed and used in cement. Fossil coral is not living coral, therefore has no odors.
Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. Its extraordinary color is the standard against which other blue gems—from topaz to tanzanite—are measured. In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. For centuries, sapphire has also been associated with royalty and romance. The association was reinforced in 1981, when Britain’s Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer.
William Henry uses the highest quality sapphires, selected and cut by Swarovski Gems.