Bronze & Silver Cross Earrings --A Nagle Forge & Foundry original....

And, for the fourth day of December we bring you a cross that is classic, but a little different. A perfect equilateral cross in a delicate ring of Bronze. Finished off with Akoya Pearls and natural (green) Turquoise. Bronze was, like pewter, a special alloy in the Ancient world and an enduring part of the Celtic world. An alloy of copper and tin it is, like many alloys, greater than the sum of its parts. The warm colors of bronze, the satiny texture of tin... A bit harder than you would expect. It develops a patina with age. The bulk of work has always been in pewter, but we maintain a warm affection for Bronze. Oh... and if you think this cross has an "Eastern" look to it you are right. During the Dark Ages of Europe when Ireland kept the light of learning alight in the old Eastern Empire of Byzantium the people of Constantinople also kept the light of learning lit. This design owes a debt to the old Eastern Empire.

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