Floral Black Diamond Wishbone Gold
A known symbol of hope and good fortune, the wishbone is as intriguing as it is beautiful. The breaking of a wishbone is one tradition that has stayed with us since its early origin with the Italian civilization of the Etruscans. They believed that birds had oracle powers and the ability to predict the future and weather with their migrating patterns. Make your wish and here's to hoping you get the lucky break!
Solid14 karat yellow gold wishbone measures 45mm tall by 30mm wide and is set with 9 black diamonds. The gold chain is left clean/bright and has 2.5mm wide links with a lobster clasp. The engraved details of the wishbone are oxidized.
What can I do to minimize tarnish?
Sterling silver will develop a patina or tarnish as a natural reaction to various things in the environment. It is the nature of the metal to discolor as it comes in contact with moisture, body products, skin oils, etc. but it can easily be cleaned with the right product.
My pieces are not plated or coated with anything and the pure metal does require a degree of care and maintenance.
How do I clean my jewelry?
I suggest a silver cream polish for sterling silver items, and a mild soap with warm water for gold or items with stones. A great product that I use frequently is Wright's Silver Cream or Weiman's Silver cream.
This can also be used on gold. It is easy to use and comes with a soft sponge to apply the cream to your jewelry ( a paper towel can also be used to apply the polish). It should then be rinsed and thoroughly dried.
This can be found at most supermarkets or hardware stores in the cleaning aisle as it is the same product used for sterling silver flatware. A polishing cloth can also be a great way to quickly wipe down a piece as well.