Sterling Silver Repousse Pendant ...the old techniques are always such a joy. Traditional repousse work is created by 'pushing' the metal up from the back, then the design is finished by 'chasing' or carving on the front to enhance the shape. A wonderful ancient process that produces beautiful results! The depiction here is of the tree of life, another ancient design, steeped in historical folklore from many different cultures.
Chain not included
925 Sterling Silver
Pure silver is a soft metal, so for jewellery making it must be alloyed with another metal to give it strength. Traditionally this has been copper, which is why silver can take on a slight golden glow if not polished regularly. It also causes oxidising when exposed to oxygen and sulphur, which turns it dark grey, but again this is easily removed with periodic polishing. This oxidisation is often used to enhance the appearance of silver in jewellery making, giving it more of a ‘pop’ and a lovely vintage appeal when combined with traditional designs. The best ratio of pure silver to an alloy metal has long been regarded as 92.5% pure silver to 7.5% alloy, hence the term 925 Sterling Silver
Our Jewellery is more than just an accessory, we want you to keep enjoying your Kalapriya pieces for years to come. To maintain your jewellery please keep in mind that Sterling Silver is a soft metal which will naturally oxidise and mellow over time. We recommend keeping your jewellery wrapped in our acid free tissue paper in a dry, cool environment. Always apply perfume and lotions well before putting on your jewellery and removing it before swimming and showering.
A silver cloth is preferred for cleaning as some of the chemical dips can damage the stones and strip the silver of its beautiful lustre.