Adhere to the call of the exotic East. This gorgeous hinged bangle will enliven any outfit with its dynamic colors and design. Designed in copper, it features a dark blue cloisonné design with light blue and white clouds, and two bronze colored dragons. The bangle measures 7-1/2"L x 3/8"W and secures with a hinged magnetic clasp.
Includes a decorative pouch with zip and snap closure. Bangle has an inner diameter of about 2-7/16".
Cloisonné is a Chinese handcraft that dates back several thousand years to the 13th-14th century. These bangles are produced in a seven step process which is done completely by hand! The process involves crushed glass enamels of various colors placed in cells with repeated applications, they then are fired and polished. The result is an enameled jewel decorated with a pattern of gem like colors separated by polished metal wires. These bangles will be prized by all for their museum quality feel, and will be certainly treasured by jewelry collectors alike.
Part of the Dragon Boat Collection. Do not hit cloisonne on hard surfaces, as it may crack. Do not use jewelry cleaners to clean, use warm water. Put jewelry on last after hair products, make up and perfume. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.
Necklace & Bracelet Clasp Types
Lobster Claw Clasp: As a traditional clasp style found in bracelets and necklaces, the lobster claw is generally reserved for heavier styles that may need added strength. The closure's shape is more oblong, similar to a teardrop shape, and is controlled by a tip that opens and closes the spring in the clasp. This type is also considered a more expensive finding that can add to the overall value of the jewelry piece.
Magnetic Clasp: The popularity of the magnetic clasp has greatly increased in recent years. It is a quick and easy way to secure jewelry while not having to fuss with a tiny clasp, which can be difficult if you have long fingernails, arthritic hands or other mobility challenges. A magnetic clasp relies on a strong internal magnet that works to pull both ends of the clasp together. In most cases, a magnetic clasp is used for light to medium weight jewelry pieces that do not put excessive stress on the magnet.
Slide Insert Clasp: This type of clasp is exactly as it sounds. With a box-like shape that is hollow on the inside, the wearer will slide the nearly-flat tab into the box until it clicks, indicating a secure closure. On some jewelry, a slide insert clasp will be accompanied by a side safety catch, which adds strength and security to the clasp. Although this type of clasp is found on both bracelets and necklaces, it is particularly popular on bracelet styles. These types of clasps are often reserved for more expensive jewelry.
Spring Ring Clasp: One of the most common closure types, the spring ring clasp is typically used for light to medium weight bracelets or necklaces. It is round in its design and features a small tip which controls the opening and closing of the spring. The circle then closes around another smaller loop or link at the other end of the strand.
Toggle Clasp: A toggle clasp is a narrow piece of metal, usually designed in the shape of a bar, which is then pushed through a circular ring to act as a fastener. Unlike the lobster claw or spring ring clasps, a toggle clasp is not controlled by a spring. The pretty design is less secure than other closure types, but is usually meant to be a big part of the design and is meant to "show". The clasp is an attractive way to secure a chunkier link bracelet or necklace.