Enameled Valentine Be Mine Heart Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com

Enameled Valentine Be Mine Heart Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com

$8.50

Enameled Valentine Be Mine Heart Charm. Detailed sterling silver charm, made in the USA, 5/8 ” x 11/16″, flat backcasting. A great charm for Valentine’s day or holiday jewelry designs.
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Cute and bright, Xinar.com’s resplendent Enameled Valentine Be Mine charm in 925 sterling silver is the perfect addition for Valentine’s Day jewelry and crafts, as well as other unique occasion designs. This is a flat-back casting measuring 5/8″ x 11/16″ and is made by one of the country’s largest manufacturers of silver charms.

Xinar sources sterling silver charms domestically, and we can guarantee that each pendant is nickel-free and lead-free and will not cause rashes or itching. Should you need additional hypoallergenic treats for your holiday charm designs, please don’t hesitate to check out an extensive jewelry-making catalog that includes sterling silver beads and findings.

What is the History of Valentine’s Day?

February 14 is Valentine’s Day. Chocolate, flowers, and presents are shared between family members across the United States and worldwide on Valentine’s Day, all in the name of St. Valentine’s. But who is this enigmatic saint, and where did these customs originate?

Valentine’s Day’s origins and the tale surrounding its patron saint are shrouded in mystery. We do know, however, that February has long been associated with love and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we understand it now, combines Christian and ancient Roman customs.

At least three individual saints called Valentine or Valentinus are recognized by the Catholic Church, all of whom were martyred. Valentine, according to mythology, was a priest who served in Rome around the third century. Emperor Claudius II forbade young males from marrying as he believed that lone men made better soldiers than those with wives and families.

Valentine disobeyed Claudius and continued to execute covert weddings for young couples, despite the decree’s injustice. Claudius ordered Valentine’s execution after his acts were exposed. Others argue that Saint Valentine of Terni, a bishop, was the real inspiration for the holiday. Claudius II also beheaded him outside of Rome.

According to some accounts, Valentine was slain to assist Christians in escaping the harsh Roman jails, where they were frequently beaten and tormented. According to mythology, an imprisoned Valentine sent the first “valentine” greeting after falling in love with a young woman who visited during confinement—this was possibly the jailor’s daughter.

He is said to have written her a letter inscribed “From your Valentine” before his death, an idiom that is still used today. Although the truth underlying the Valentine legends is hazy, all of the stories underscore Valentine’s attractiveness as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic person.

While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to mark the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial—which is thought to have occurred around A.D. 270—others believe that the Christian church chose the middle of February to “Christianize” the pagan Lupercalia commemoration. Lupercalia was a fertility festival devoted to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, and the Roman founders Romulus and Remus. It was held on the ides of February, or February 15.

Members of the Luperci, a Roman priestly order, would congregate at a sacred cave where the children Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were said to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa, to begin the festival. First, a goat and dog would be sacrificed. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, immerse them in the sacrificial blood, then slap both the women and the crop fields with the goat hide.

Instead of being afraid of the contact of the skins, Roman women welcomed it because it was thought to make them more pregnant in the coming year. Legend has it that all of the city’s young women would sign their names in a large urn later in the Day. Each of the city’s bachelors would choose a name and partner with his preferred wife for the year. These encounters frequently resulted in marriage.

Specifications

• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 5/8 ” x 11/16″
• Weight – 2.9 Grams
• Flat-back
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included

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About The Company

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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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