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Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £88.00

Sun-seekers - I got you! This super chic Rolo chain bracelet is entirely made of Sterling Silver and plated with Rhodium, with an adjustable length with a maximum of 7.5". This bracelet is a subtle way to make a statement with endless layering possibilities. Simple in design but wonderful for every day or for a special occasion. This makes a perfect gift for your girlfriend, BFF, or sister. Perfect for holidays when you don't want to risk your Gold jewellery.

A matching pair of studs, and huggie hoops with a sunburst charm, are also available. Search 'Sunburst'.

In Africa, The Tiv people consider the Sun to be the son of the Moon Awondo's daughter and the supreme being Awondo. Some Sara people also worship the Sun.  The ancient Egyptian god of creation, Amun is also believed to reside inside the sun. Also in Egypt, there was a religion that worshipped the Sun directly and was among the first monotheistic religions: Atenism. The earliest deities associated with the Sun are all goddesses: Wadjet, Sekhmet, Hathor, Nut, Bast, Bat, and Menhit. 

In Greek mythology, Helios, a Titan, was the personification of the Sun however, he was a relatively minor deity.  Post this, Apollo began to be associated as the Sun god. 

In Armenian mythology and in the vicinity of Carahunge, the ancient site of interest in the field of archaeoastronomy, people worshipped a powerful deity or intelligence called Ara, embodied as the sun (Ar or Arev). (Russian and Armenian archaeo-astronomers have suggested that at Carahunge seventeen of the stones still standing were associated with observations of sunrise or sunset at the solstices and equinoxes.)

In Aztec mythology, Tonatiuh (Nahuatl languages: Ollin Tonatiuh, "Movement of the Sun") was the sun god. He was also known as the fifth sun because the Aztecs believed that he was the sun that took over when the fourth sun was expelled from the sky. According to the Aztecs, they were still in Tonatiuh's era. The Aztecs were fascinated by the Sun and carefully observed it, and had a solar calendar similar to that of the Maya. 

The concept of the sun in Pre-Islamic Arabia, was abolished only under Muhammad. Shamsun was the patron goddess of Himyar, and possibly exalted by the Sabaeans and early Bedouin. 

Those who practice Dievturība, beliefs of traditional Latvian culture, celebrate the Sun goddess, Saule, known in traditional Lithuanian beliefs as Saulė. 

The sun in Insular Celtic culture is assumed to have been feminine, and several goddesses have been proposed as possibly solar in character. In Irish, the name of the Sun, Grian, is feminine. Similarly, Étaín has at times been considered to be another theonym associated with the Sun; if this is the case, then the pan-Celtic Epona might also have been originally solar in nature. The British Sulis has a name cognate with that of other Indo-European solar deities such as the Greek Helios and Indic Surya and bears some solar traits like the association with the eye as well as epithets associated with light. The Welsh Olwen has at times been considered a vestige of the local sun goddess, in part due to the possible etymological association with the wheel and the colours gold, white and red.

In Chinese mythology (cosmology), there were originally ten suns in the sky, who were all brothers. They were all very young and loved to fool around. Once they decided to all go into the sky to play, all at once. This made the world too hot for anything to grow. A hero named Hou Yi, honoured to this day, shot down nine of them with a bow and arrow to save the people of the Earth.

A precious white metal from the Platinum family, Rhodium costs eight times more than pure gold (23 times more than 9ct Gold) and four times more than its relative Platinum! A very hard and scratch-resistant metal, it is sometimes used to plate silver, which also prevents it from tarnishing. As it is whiter in appearance than White Gold and Platinum, it is often used as a coating and is sometimes referred to as Rhodium flashing. It is often electroplated on the shoulders or prongs of Yellow Gold rings, in order to create an illusion setting for Diamonds. To preserve this plating, avoid swimming in your jewellery as chlorine, in particular, can cause faster degradation. Chlorine is present in small amounts in tap water, so it is best to avoid getting your jewellery wet where possible.  It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.

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