6cm Stunning Antiqued Wire Wrapped Goldstone Pendant
Made with a wonderful 8mm blue goldstone bead and wrapped by hand with copper artistic wire, and based on a tutorial designed by Nicole Hanna Jewelry. This piece was antiqued (using a liver of sulphur solution), and it will further patina and darken over time. I include a small polish cloth with all of my bare wire items, and ship in an airtight bag to prolong oxidisation for longer.
The Goldstone meaning is shrouded in mystery and legendary folklore that can be traced back to the Miotti family of Venice in the seventeenth century. This Italian family of glassmakers perfected the technique of creating a special kind of treated glass resulting in Goldstone. Another legend traces its origins to medieval times and an obscure monastic order, giving it the name Monk’s Gold. The Miotti family kept their technique secret for hundreds of years until an Italian glassmaker named Pietro Bigaglia brought it to the mainstream in the 19th century. Today, its sparkling microscopic copper spheres look even more stunning when smoothed and polished into beads for jewelry making.
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Besides its natural beauty and ability to oxidise and transform, 100% of copper can be recycled without any loss of its original mined quality. Over 80% of the copper mined since it was discovered thousands of years ago is still in use today.
Those who happen to be deficient in copper may benefit from wearing it in jewellery form, such as necklaces, rings and bracelets. It is a good way of taking in the small amount of the mineral needed, without overwhelming the body. The healing properties of copper has been reported by some to relieve the symptoms of arthritis and circulation problems.
In the UK, copper is traditionally associated with the ninth year of marriage (7th in the USA), its beauty and malleability symbolising the way a married couple can bend to accommodate each other after nine long years.