My first sterling silver bangle came to me as a gift from my oldest and dearest friend. We were teenagers. I loved that silver bangle because it made me feel more like her. I wouldn’t have thought to wear a bangle. Since then, I’ve never been without one. Now, I like to tell people that wrists seem to age pretty well so I’m sticking with bracelets.
Last year I saw a silversmith at the Common Ground Country Fair, I knew exactly what I was after. I’ve been anticipating this momentous occasion for a while. When the silversmith explained the oxidation process on the sterling and I saw the end result, it spoke to me.
The bracelet is perfectly round, representative of an enduring friendship. Like her, it appears deceptively delicate from one angle; viewed in it’s entirety, strength is undeniable. Oxidation gives the sterling an ageless patina.
Just like her, style has met substance and the result is exceptional.