Silver Closed Slave Bangle is made of international standard, sterling silver 92.5. It looks striking on the wrist. It is easy to pop on, as it does not need to squeeze over the hand. Simply slide sideways, up the thin part of wrist. Then loop the half circle over the ball.
It is solid sterling silver and not just cheaply plated. The ladies and girls love this silver slave bangle.
Slave bangles have a very unique history that is reflected in the modern style. The important element that defines slave bangles are that they can be worn comfortably with many on the wrist or upper arm. The slave bangle term is derived from the function of this type of bangle as a currency to trade slaves. Before the abolition of slavery, slave bangles were exchanged by Europeans buying slaves from traders in Africa, before their movement to the America’s and typically the West Indies. The higher the value of a slave, the more slave bangles were exchanged. They were also adorned by free women as a measure of the wealth of their husbands, the more bangles that a wife owned, the wealthier her husband. Slave bangles have historically been worn on both the lower and the upper arm.
Modern slave bangles are typically made from precious metals such as silver or gold Slave bangles are a popular modern choice, especially for those that like to wear large numbers of bangles or to collect them for their value as a jewellery piece.
Sterling Silver Meaning
The Silver Closed Slave Bangle is made from sterling silver and features a 92.5 stamp. This means it is 92.5% fine silver with no more than 7.5% of copper or other metals. This formula is internationally accepted and it gives sterling silver the hardness and the tolerance to work with. Anything higher than 92.5 would be too soft and tarnish too quickly. When you buy sterling silver from us, we can guarantee it is just that!
If you see the words silver plated, that means it only has a coating of sterling silver over another alloy. This will fade over time and is not able to be polished. Our sterling silver products are not plated but sterling silver all the way through. This is great quality for you!
Sterling Silver care tips
To keep your sterling silver looking its best, use a silver polishing cloth or Silvo on an old rag and give it a gentle rub. This will give your jewellery back its brilliant shine! Silver will tarnish from being exposed to air but will take a good six weeks to discolour. Items that are worn constantly will take a lot longer! To preserve the shine on your silver avoid contact with ammonia, alcohol, fingernail polish remover or turpentine. ALWAYS remove sterling silver jewellery while in natural hot pools because of the high sulphur content in the water. Do not use silver dip. Dip cleaners work for the first few times but it puts a layer on the silver and can discolour stones and shell. Toothpaste is also not a good idea as it is too abrasive.