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Tanzanite Gemstone Bee

$ 76

This bee was sent to me from Utah and the ring has been crafted using the electroforming process. It's wings are very uniform and flat, and it has a set tanzanite gemstone.  It has a lot of detail, and the textures are excellent. 

Electroforming is a super cool scientific process that takes natural materials, and deposits layers and layers of copper onto them. The process can be unpredictable, and each piece will have unique textures from the way the copper is deposited and the electrical current that ran through it!

About size 6.5

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Copper is antimicrobial, meaning it inhibits the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and viruses. It’s been used medicinally for thousands of years!  It was then formed into cooking implements, and soon became popular for status symbol jewelry.  Copper is also conductive, and is one of the only naturally forming metals used in jewelry making.  When left unattended, copper will oxidize, and form a unique greenish patina.   But if that’s not your thing it can be easily cleaned with at-home remedies, or if it’s set with a gemstone, it can be sent back to us for a complimentary cleaning!

 

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