Firecracker Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com
Bring light and love to your Independence Day jewelry or holiday crafting designs with Xinar.com’s Firecracker Charm in 925 sterling silver. This is a beautiful and classically-detailed 3D casting measuring 5/16″ x ¾,” made by one of the finest silver casters in the country.
Xinar’s sterling silver occasion charms are guaranteed to be nickel-free and lead-free and are best suited for those who need hypoallergenic charms or jewelry. Xinar has provided the best and highest quality jewelry-making supplies to crafters and jewelry designers for over twenty years. If you need anything that you can’t immediately find from our online charms store, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.
What is the History of Firecrackers?
Many historians believe that fireworks were invented in ancient Liuyang, China, in the second century B.C. The first natural “firecrackers,” according to legend, were bamboo stalks that, when tossed in a fire, exploded with a bang due to the warming of the bamboo’s hollow tiny air bubbles. These natural “firecrackers” were thought to ward off evil spirits by the Chinese.
According to tradition, a Chinese alchemist combined potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal to create the first “gunpowder” sometime between 600 and 900 AD. The first artificial fireworks were made by pouring this powder into hollowed-out bamboo sticks (and later stiff paper tubes).
In the 13th century, fireworks were introduced to Europe, and by the 15th century, they were widely employed for religious festivals and general entertainment. The earliest Europeans to make fireworks were the Italians, and European rulers loved to use them to “enchant their subjects and illuminate their castles on major occasions.”
Early American settlers brought their fondness of fireworks with them through the New World. Firework displays were part of the first Proclamation Of independence. This heritage persists every 4th of July when we start celebrating “with pomp, parade….bonfires, and lightings from one end of this landmass to the other,” as John Adams had wished. Politicians employed exhibitions to attract audiences to their speeches in the late 18th century, as the American spirit of celebration continued to expand.
While July 4th remains the “big day,” Americans utilize fireworks all year to commemorate festivals, special events, and athletic events like the Olympics and Super Bowl.
Fireworks entertainment brings in both money and smiles. According to a study conducted by the Derby Festival, Thunder Over Louisville is one of the country’s largest fireworks displays, generating more than $56 million for the local economy.
• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 5/16″ x 3/4″
• Weight – 2.9 Gram
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included
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