Granulation Bali Cyclinder Sterling Silver beads
with 14k Gold Vermeil accents bracelet
Heavy sterling silver granulation cyclinder bali beads
combined with 14K gold Vermeil accents make this
bracelet an outstanding statement!
Dimensions 7 1/4 inch w 1 1/4 inch extender
Bali beads are Sterling silver beads which are produced
in Bali,on a small island in Indonesia from a community
in Celuk, These artists are specialized silver craftsmen
from generations,and They are known for their
granulation and wire work decoration. They use very
simple tools and make the silver entirely by hand. They
mix the fine pure silver, copper and metals that will melt
when heated with a torch. After that, the silver will be
poured into a mold to create a sheet or a wire. The silver
is then cut into different shapes and sizes. After it is
formed, they will be cleaned by a solution and dipped
into an oxidixing solution which fills the silver with a dark
colour and highlights the images on a bead.
A limited amount of bali silver is made by casting
because of the nature of the design. Some of designs
also needs both hand skill and the casting process.
Although it is casted, the material used is still 92.5
sterling silver or better known as 925.
Vermeil (pronounced ver-may) is a combination of
precious metals. The inside core is pure sterling silver.
The outer coating is of solid, finely crafted 14kt gold.
These two precious metals are combined to produce
long-lasting jewelry that looks, feels, and endures exactly
like pure gold.
May we suggest matching earrings
|Sterling silver will tarnish over time. To clean, use a
polishing cloth, commercial cleaner or sprinkle a fair
amount of dry baking powder on a soft cloth. Rub
carefully to avoid scratching stones or glass
components. When done, shake the powder off.