This is a new design I created with a flowering vine that wraps around the cuff. Three flowers are set with gemstones and in this case, they are gem silica from Mexico and Peruvian blue opal (see links below), and all are approx. 5.5 mm in diameter. The color and quality of these stones is just amazing. The mines that produced this material have closed long ago and are no longer producing material. The gemstones are completely natural and have not been enhanced in any way.
The vine and the stone settings are 18k that are fused to a solid sterling silver cuff. The outside of the cuff has an oxidized (black) finish and the inside is polished silver. The bracelet is approx. 1 3/16″ wide (measured top to bottom – see photos with dime for scale) and more than 2mm thick. It is a substantial piece with a heavy, rich feel weighing more than 86 grams (a little over 3.0 ounces).
Learn more about Peru Blue Opal and Gem Silica at these links.
Size and Other Considerations: This is a 6 1/4″ cuff including a 1 1/4″ gap or opening (6 1/4″ overall). Buyers should see Sizing for information on how to measure your wrist for cuff bracelets such as this.
Care of This Piece: The outside of the cuff has an oxidized finish. Care should be taken when cleaning it not to use chemicals including polishing cloths that are impregnated with chemical cleaner as it will remove this oxidized finish.