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Vintage Sterling Coral Cuff Bracelet southwestern

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Vintage sterling coral cuff bracelet. It has a red coral cabochon, 1/4" long x 3/16" wide. Not sure of the age, but probably from the 70's. The cuff is 2 1/4" across x 1/4" wide with a 1" gap. It can be slightly adjusted for fit. It appears to have been signed 925 at one time, but all that's left is the 9. It must have been smoothed off in the finishing. The cuff has a rope twist design on the inside and outside. It's very well made with a great patina. It's on a small scale, perfect for casual occasions or stacked with other bracelets. Excellent vintage condition.

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About Vintage Sterling Jewelry:
The natural darkening of aged silver is referred to as patina, and is considered very desirable because it shows the detail of the workmanship in jewelry. In charms, for example, the low or engraved areas take on a darker patina and the surfaces are a bit more lustrous. Most collectors of vintage silver jewelry prefer the patina that develops with age and wear, rather than the bright shine usually seen on new silver pieces. Wearing your jewelry constantly while working, relaxing and bathing creates hundreds of tiny scratches on the surface that enhance the natural soft sheen of the silver, leaving the recessed areas dark.

When cleaning silver, care should be taken not to damage the piece or take away the beautiful patina created from wear. There are mild jewelry solutions available in stores and at jewelers that will soak off the dirt without damaging the patina. A very soft toothbrush can be used to get into crevices. The silver should then be rinsed thoroughly & blown dry to to avoid spotting. One issue to be aware of when cleaning silver jewelry with a liquid solution is to make sure there aren't any parts that will be destroyed if they get wet.
 
The best solution for cleaning silver jewelry is to wear it continuously, including while doing dishes, bathing & swimming. This will make your sterling rich-looking and lustrous, and give you the most enjoyment of your treasures.

Vintage Sterling Coral Cuff Bracelet southwestern


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: sterling, coral
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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