Enameled Heart Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com

Enameled Heart Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com

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Enameled Heart Charm. Detailed sterling silver charm, made in the USA, 11/16″ x 5/8″, flat backcasting. A great charm for birthday or holiday jewelry designs.
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Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or someone’s birthday, Xinar.com’s birthday and holiday charms are to close your jewelry design perfectly. This Enameled Heart Charm in sterling silver measures 11/16″ x 5/8″ and is a well-detailed, flatback casting from one of the best silver casters in the country. In addition, this silver charm already includes a jump ring, so you can use it right away without soldering.

Our silver charms are domestically sourced and are always hypoallergenic. What does hypoallergenic mean? Nickel in silver is one of the leading causes of allergies, and since women tend to wear jewelry more, it’s the female wearers who are affected the most.

Xinar.com only sources sterling silver charms, beads, and findings hypoallergenic and nickel-free as per FTC standards. Xinar offers a wide range of different charms based on the theme – never run out of ideas because our inventory is ever-growing and is constantly improved and replenished.

What Does the Heart Symbolize in History?

The heart symbol expresses the symbolic meaning of the word “heart.” The heart sign, represented by an anatomically incorrect shape, is frequently used to depict the center of emotion, such as affection and love, especially romantic love. The “wounded heart” symbol, shown as a heart with an arrow or as a heart “broken” into two or more pieces, symbolizing lovesickness, is occasionally accompanied or succeeded by it.

Peepal leaves in the shape of hearts were utilized in the Indus Valley Civilisation; a heart pendant recovered there is currently on display in the Delhi National Museum. The heart shape was used to depict the heart-shaped fruit of the plant silphium, which was possibly utilized as a contraceptive in the 5th-6th century BC.

Many parsley species have estrogenic characteristics, and some have been used to induce abortion, such as wild carrots. A similar pattern can be seen on silver coins from Cyrene from the 5th-6th BC, occasionally accompanied by a silphium plant, which is thought to represent its seed or fruit.

Although the heart shape has been employed in many ancient epigraphy monuments and manuscripts, the combination of the heart form and its application inside the heart metaphor was created at the end of the Middle Ages. The iconic sign of the heart representing love developed in the 15th century and became widespread in Europe throughout the 16th century, with probable early examples or direct antecedents in the 13th to 14th centuries.

The heart metaphor’s significance was not related to the shape of the heart until the 14th century. The geometric shape can be seen in many earlier sources. Still, it usually depicts vegetation rather than nature: fig leaves in antiquity and ivy and water-lily leaves in medieval iconography and heraldry.

The 1250s are the first recorded depictions of a heart as a symbol of passionate love. It appears in a miniature in a manuscript of the French Roman de la poire, where it is used to decorate a capital ‘S.’ A kneeling lover (or, more correctly, a metaphor of the lover’s “sweet look” or douz regart) offers his heart to a damsel in distress in the miniature. According to medieval anatomical descriptions, the heart resembles a pine cone (placed “upside down,” with the point looking upward). However, what appears to be a heart form in this miniature is just the result of a lover’s finger overlaid on an object; the item’s actual shape contour is partially obscured and thus unknown. Furthermore, the manuscript’s French title, which includes the miniature, translates as “Novel Of The Pear” in English. As a result, the heart-shaped object would be a pear; however, the assumption that a pear depicts a heart is questionable. As a result, opinions dispute whether this is the first portrayal of a heart as a symbol of romantic love.

Specifications

• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 11/16″ x 5/8″
• Weight – 2.4 grams each
• Flatback
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included

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About the Product

Tests for  925 Sterling Silver

Buying quality silver alloys is important. The type of silver used will determine the longevity and beauty of your jewelry item. Today, there are many options for buying sterling silver beads and findings, from sterling silver chains to corrugated beads, curved tubes, round, oval, and many more. Here are some pointers on how to check the authenticity of the 925 Silver Beads and finding you might choose to use.

 

Magnet Test

The first test that you can use is the magnet test. Take a small magnet and bring it close to the sterling silver item. If the item does not stick to the magnet, it indicates that it contains some silver, confirming its authenticity. However, if the item sticks to the magnet, then this means that there is no silver present in it, and hence it is fake.

 

Acid Test

An acid test is a quick and easy way to determine if an item is made of sterling silver. Sterling silver should contain at least 92.5% pure silver and must be marked with the word “sterling” or “925” to indicate that it is genuine sterling silver. The acid test involves rubbing a drop of nitric acid on the surface of the metal and analyzing the color that appears. If it turns green, then the item has a higher copper content than sterling silver and thus is not real sterling silver. If it turns a milky white color, then it is likely real sterling silver. This method can be used to quickly determine if beads and findings are made from genuine sterling silver before making a purchase.

 

Rub Test

The rub test is important for buying sterling silver beads and findings. It’s a simple test that can quickly reveal whether your jewelry is made from real sterling silver. To do the rub test, simply rub the piece of jewelry in question against a soft cloth. If the jewelry leaves a black mark on the cloth, then it isn’t made of sterling silver – it’s likely made of some other metal alloy that has been plated with silver or coated with a patina to give it an appearance similar to sterling silver. However, if the jewelry leaves behind a gray/silver mark on the fabric, then you can be sure that your beads and findings are made of real sterling silver.

 

Ice Test

When it comes to purchasing sterling silver beads and findings, it’s important to ensure that you are getting a genuine piece. One way to do this is an ice test. This simple test involves rubbing a piece of ice over the metal surface of the bead or finding; if it’s genuine silver, the metal should remain cool to the touch even after several seconds have passed. If the metal warms up or turns dark, then you know that it isn’t pure sterling silver.

 

The ice test is a great way for buyers to check for authenticity before making a purchase, but keep in mind that other tests can also be used. A magnet test, acid testing, and x-ray fluorescence.

 

Conclusion

When it comes to buying sterling silver beads and findings, there are a few things to consider. First, decide what type of materials you want and how much you’re willing to spend. Then, look for reputable suppliers who offer quality products at reasonable prices. Consider whether or not the supplier offers discounts, free shipping, and other promotions. Do some research on the company’s return policy in case something isn’t right with your order. Finally, make sure you read all descriptions carefully to ensure that the product is exactly as described. With these tips in mind, shopping for sterling silver beads and findings should be easy!

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How this Charm is Made

Lost wax casting is a time-honored craft that has been used for centuries by skilled artisans to create precise metal objects. Also known as “investment casting,” lost wax casting is the process of creating a detailed metal object from a wax model. This method can produce highly detailed results and has a wide variety of applications, from fine jewelry to aerospace components. For jewelry makers, lost wax casting helps create unique and eye-catching pieces without relying on expensive tools or equipment.

 

What Is the Process of Lost Wax Casting?

Lost wax casting is a process used to create metal parts with tight tolerances, thinner walls, and superior dimensional accuracy from 3D computer-aided design (CAD). The process begins with the selection of a die based on the desired part. Warm wax is then poured into the die to form the pattern for the part. The waxed pattern is dipped in a liquid ceramic slurry and coated with several layers of silica sand. After it dries, it’s placed in an oven to melt away the wax under extremely high temperatures, leaving an empty mold cavity. Lastly, molten metal such as bronze or stainless steel is poured into the cavity created by the melted wax, letting it cool and harden before being removed from its cast.

 

After casting, minimal finishing processes are required since lost wax casting offers a mechanical accuracy close to the desired finished component, reducing cost and production time. Lost wax casting also allows complex shapes and geometries with sharp details that are typically difficult or expensive to achieve using other processes, such as machined parts or injection molding. Its benefits also include allowing designers various options for surface finishes depending on their requirements while reducing costs associated with material procurement, as multiple materials can be cast within one mold at no extra cost.

 

Finishing and Polishing Silver Castings

The lost wax casting method produces silver castings that need to undergo a thorough finishing and polishing process to preserve their top-notch look. This process usually entails surface buffing, sanding, or burnishing to achieve a polished and seamless appearance.

Machine polishing is a crucial stage in the lost wax casting manufacturing process for crafting sterling silver products. This technique is utilized to refine and smooth sterling silver items to achieve a uniform, the glossy surface reflecting light and improving the piece’s aesthetics.

Step into the world of the lost wax casting of sterling silver pieces, where the burnishing process reigns supreme. Before the ultimate shine is achieved, the sterling silver piece must first undergo a magical transformation. With a combination of materials and tools, the burnishing process creates a flawless canvas, just waiting to be polished to perfection.

Shipping Policy

The domestic shipping charge is a flat rate of $4.25, no matter how many items you wish to purchase.

Priority mail is a flat rate of $8.25.

Canada shipping is a flat rate of $15.00.

International shipping is a flat rate of $17.00.

Items shipped via United States Postal Service with tracking.

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Xinar's Shipping Policy

The domestic shipping charge is a flat rate of $3.95, no matter how many items you wish to purchase.

Priority mail is a flat rate of $8.25.

Canada shipping is a flat rate of $15.00.

International shipping is a flat rate of $17.00.

Items shipped via United States Postal Service with tracking.

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