This bracelet was inspired by Nibiru - Sumerian name for the tenth planet. Historian Zecharia Sitchin translated 5,500 year old cuneiform clay tablets describing four planets beyond Saturn. Modern astronomers have already found three of them, the one still missing is Nibiru, which is described with a very large orbit taking about 3,600 of Earth's years to spin once around the sun. The closest it comes is about the asteroid belt, which was once a large planet until a Niburu's moon hit it.
Our white metal is German Silver, an alloy of 65% copper plus zinc, nickel and silver often used in making white gold. German silver is harder than sterling silver, it got its name from being used first in the German Kaisers silverware. In a few designs, like in Seven Metals or Sterling in Copper, we also use Sterling Silver (92.5% silver plus copper).
Our bracelets are made to be worn at all times and everywhere. We finish them with a thin layer of organic lacquer meant to wear off unnoticeably with use. If you wish to have immediate metal contact, simply wipe the inside of a bracelet with nail polish remover. All the metals we use are solid, with no platting to wear off, therefore any scratch or blemish can be easily removed with a polishing cloth, brass polish, or by rubbing with a lemon rind and ashes. The easiest way to keep our bracelets clean is by taking showers with them on. With this minimal care they should age gracefully with you and last for generations.