This hand hammered adjustable bangle is stunning. It is sturdy and heavy, the different metals used do make it a solid piece of jewellery and add weight. The copper, brass and base metal strands are twisted into an even circle bringing up the colours beautifully.
These bangles are made by our artisan craftsman in Senegal. They are skilfully hammered to a beautiful finish. Typically worn by men, there is nothing to say that a women won’t like them, too. This particular piece, though is large and heavy so it will need a larger wrist.
Copper is a traditional folk remedy for rheumatism and arthritis. It can improve iron absorption, strengthen the immune system, give relief from cold and damp by conducting heat to the area where it is worn.
and a perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.
Brass and copper darken over time when they are exposed to oxygen in the air and oils from the skin. The tarnish is a protective layer and you might like the more antique look. However, if you do want to get the yellow and rose gold shine back, use 2 tablespoons of baking soda and add a few drops of lemon juice. It will bubble and fizz but that will only last a couple of seconds. Take an old toothbrush and use it to gently scrub the bangle with the paste, then let it sit in the paste for about 30 minutes before rinsing it with water and drying it thoroughly.
For stubborn tarnishing you can place the bangle in salt water and vinegar and soak for 45 minutes, then rinse in water and dry thoroughly. This more aggressive cleaning will make the colours appear less warm. It will take some time for the patina to build up again.
Inner measure, widest part: 7 cm / 2.75 inches; shortest width: 5.5 cm / 2.2 inches
Bangle width: 0.5 cm / 0.2 inches
Packaging: Acid Free Recycled Tissue Paper, Organic Jute, Vegan Ink Tag, Recycled Cardboard
We do offer complementary gift wrapping on request. So if you want to give this necklace as a gift send us a message and it’ll come wrapped in natural acid free tissue paper, craft paper, green jute string, and with a gift tag for you to write a message.