Mountains symbolize constancy, eternity, firmness, and stillness. For the strong and bold, this copper, Horsetooth Mountain cuff is just for you!
Horsetooth Mountain (also referred to as Horsetooth Rock by the locals) is a small mountain that sits just 15 minutes outside of Fort Collins, Colorado. The mountain gets its name from its distinctive shape which looks much like a giant horse’s tooth with rough chewing surface and groove. The best vantage point to see this shape is Horsetooth Road in downtown Fort Collins.
There is an old Native American legend regarding this famous stone. The Valley of Contentment (today’s Horsetooth Reservoir) was once guarded by a giant so that no buffalo, deer, or antelope were hunted in the valley. Chief Maunamoku led Indians to slay the giant. In killing the giant, the Chief slashed at his heart, first in the center, then on the right and then on the left with a tomahawk from the heavens. The next day the giant turned to stone and is now known as Horsetooth Rock.
This cuff is a great compliment for many outfits. You can dress it up or wear it casual. I have applied a dark patina to emphasize the details of the design and to give it a dramatic look. This bracelet is coated with a metal sealer to help protect the metal from tarnishing.
To achieve the design on this bracelet, I have used an acid etching technique. Years of experimenting with and fine tuning the process has led to the intricate details you see here.
This gorgeous bracelet was fashioned with thick, 14 gauge (1.6 mm) copper. It measures 1” W x 6” L and has a 1.25” opening in the back to slip over your wrist. The cuff is adjustable and usually accommodates wrist sizes 5 3/4” to 7 3/4” comfortably, depending how loose or tight you like to wear your jewelry. To ensure this will fit your wrist please measure your wrist. If you have questions about the sizing please don’t hesitate to ask me. For an additional fee, custom sizing is available. Email me for custom sizing options.
SIZING: The cuff may be slowly adjusted, with even pressure on both sides of the opening. Please remember to leave yourself just the right amount of space to be able take the bracelet off without it being too loose to fall off your wrist on its own. Adjusting the size of metal jewelry frequently is not recommended. To put the bracelet on and to take it off, it may be helpful to do so sideways, just above your wrist bone, in the meaty part of your forearm. For further details on the proper sizing of your cuff, please watch the video on the Sizing & Care page.
CARE: Please treat your GaleForce Design Jewelry as you would all special jewelry. Avoid exposure to water, lotions, sprays, cleaners, perfumes, abrasives, etc.
This piece comes packaged in a gift box. Care and sizing instructions are featured on the inside lid of the box.