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The Brushed Nickel Silver Pineapple Doorbell Ringer was designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan. The Pineapple is a traditional symbol for abundant hospitality, making it an ideal image to greet guests who ring your doorbell.The Brushed Nickel Silver Pineapple Doorbell Ringer is cast in solid nickel silver. Nickel Silver is an alloy that has a warm silver color which is attained by adding nickel to bronze. Michael combines a high polished finish with brushed accents to generate a contemporary look. A stainless steel brush on a high speed lathe is used to create the brushed effects. The mirrored finish of polished nickel silver is achieved through varying degrees of sanding and buffing. Michael uses these techniques to highlight or accent the raised areas on a piece. It is hand-crafted using the age old art of sand casting. During the process molten nickel silver is heated to over 2000ºF then carefully poured into a hand made sand mold. This mold is used only once, giving this Doorbell Ringer its individual character. The Pineapple Ringer is then given a brushed nickel finish and then polished to a chrome shine. Afterwards, it is coated with a clear lacquer to protect its original finish. The Pineapple Doorbell Ringer is signed by the artist, Michael Healy, confirming its authenticity and quality craftsmanship.