The 'Shipwreck' is a beautiful bracelet, with a little pirate attitude, that features a center bead crafted from 100,000 year-old fossil coral. This remarkable material has been salvaged from an abandoned lime pit in the Florida Keys, and a very limited supply is available with this striking pattern. Surrounded by accents and ‘sugar skulls’ in sterling silver and frosted black onyx beads. Clasp is also sterling silver. Big enough to make a statement, small enough to wear layered, the Shipwreck makes the Caribbean legacy your own.Click for more info
Features & Specs
Bead Sizes: 8-12mm
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.
Onyx is a stone that appears in various cultures and it is regarded as one of the most popular gemstones in the world.
It is a type of oxide mineral that has dominant silica ingredients. The stone itself is famous for beautiful, silky luster that also looks vitreous if the stone is already treated and polished. Black colored onyx is of course the most famous and sought out variant.
Onyx is also part of gemstone metaphysical theories and gemstone healing therapies.
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.