Kokeshi with umbrella 2 Charm Bead
- Material 925 Sterling Silver
- Product Weight 5 g
- Size Height 12-14 mm
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Handcrafted with great detail and care for textures and elements.
The umbrella was supposedly invented in India, from where it came to China and then to Japan.
The first mention of an umbrella in Japan dates back to 552, when it was a gift from the Korean state to Emperor Kimmei. Beginning in the eighth century Japanese courtiers also possessed umbrellas, and each rank was prescribed an umbrella of a particular color. They did not carry them themselves - they were held by servants following them. Individual umbrellas became common only from the Kamakura period (1185-1333) onward. The Shinto priests regarded this portable shelter from the rain and sun as a temporary abode of the deity. Therefore, umbrellas came into use as a ceremonial accessory.
Japan is considered the ancestor of folding umbrellas, but in this country they are not common. The strong winds that often accompany the rains break the flimsy folding umbrellas.
|Material||925 Sterling Silver|
|Product Weight||5 g|
|Size||Height 12-14 mm|
To ensure the longevity of your items
Try to avoid contact with water (especially swimming pools) as this can reduce the lifespan of your jewelry. However, if you do forget to take off your jewelry in the shower, don't worry, just simply dry the jewelry with a cloth so that all moisture is removed. Be careful and avoid exposure to perfumes, hair products, lotions, soaps, oils and household chemicals. Always remove jewelry before exercising or cleaning.
Sterling silver can be cleaned with a sterling silver polishing cloth. Avoid chlorine water and rubbing with paper products, which can scratch the silver. Store pieces in a cool dry place away from light and air to prevent excess tarnishing. We recommend using the sterling silver-specific liquid jewelry cleaner. For pieces containing stones, pearls and crystals, we recommend using the polishing cloth only, as the liquid can damage some stones.
Gold Plated Sterling Silver
Always separate from other jewelry to prevent scratching and remove before showering or cleaning. Polish gently using a yellow gold-specific polishing cloth.
Caring for Plated Jewelry
Due to the nature of plated jewelry, we suggest following these guidelines to maintain your piece.
Scented products such as perfumes, colognes and lotions contain chemicals that can react with plating and discolor or fade jewelry. Body chemistry and moisture can also affect a plated piece – a high skin PH balance will greatly speed up wear on a plated item.
Plated jewelry should never be worn during activities that involve water such as showering or pool/beach activities as chlorine and saltwater will affect the plating. When removing jewelry for these purposes be sure to store it in a dry area. Friction or contact with a hard surface can produce scratches or wear to the piece.
If necessary, use warm water with a mild, fragrance-free soap to clean plated items. Gently pat dry with a clean cotton or microfiber cloth. Most jewelry cleaners contain chemical elements that will slowly wear and fade plating over time.
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