SOLD HUGE Carved Sterling Peruvian Cuff
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Spectacular 9cm wide carved sterling silver cuff. Handcrafted in Peru, circa 1960-1970 this intricate storyteller cuff had six raised scenes with an ornate etched background and border design, incredible statement bracelet in classic silver.
9cm Tall. Inner Circumference is 14.3cm at narrower end and 17cm at top. Slightly flexible if you want to squeeze open or closed a little.
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.