This bracelet opens by gently twisting and pulling out the pin that latches it together. I polished just a bit but left the rest of the original patina for you to polish as you please. The item "HECTOR AGUILAR VINTAGE STERLING SILVER AZTEC SYMBOLS HINGED BANGLE BRACELET" is in sale since Sunday, March 1, 2015.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Mexican, Latin American". The seller is "deja--voodoo" and is located in Santa Cruz, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.