Hammered aluminum pendant necklace with black onyx gemstone
Aluminum has been around for ages and boasts a fascinating history. Interestingly, in the 1800s, aluminum was more expensive than gold. Apparently, as a metal that was prized higher than gold and used for jewelry by Empress Eugenie, it is said that some pieces from her aluminum jewelry collection were displayed at The Great Exhibition of London (The Crystal Palace, 1851). Thanks to its rich history, pretty much all of the aluminum jewelry from past eras falls into the vintage and antique jewelry categories.
Aluminum jewelry is safe to wear thanks to its non-toxic nature. It's also hypoallergenic and free of nickel, which means you wouldn't have to worry about the metal affecting your skin or causing irritation or breakouts. Although some people may develop allergic reactions to aluminum, such allergies are very rare. Aluminum is also free of iron, which means it's rust-free, too.
Because aluminum is a very malleable metal, it's fragile and easily affected by impact. If it gets bent in a different direction, it will be next to impossible to set it back and may easily break if forced. Please take note of this and treat your aluminum jewelry with care.
- Aluminum pendant
- Black onyx gemstone
- Pendant length: Approximately 2" (5.1cm)
- Pendant width: Approximately 1" (2.5cm)
- Chain: Silver stainless steel
- Chain style: Cable
- Chain links: 4.5mm long, 3mm wide, 0.6mm thick
- Chain length: Approximately 17" (43.2cm)
- Other materials: Stainless steel
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