This bracelet is Helm Weave, Accented with Byzantine Weave in the center. The name Helm chain comes from a Finnish term and describes a chain made with parallel rings held together with smaller rings, orbited by a single larger ring. This bracelet is a variation of the chain in which two chains run parallel to each other and are then connected by smaller rings and additional orbiting larger rings. The Byzantine weave (is also referred to as “Idiot’s Delight”, “Fool’s Dilemma” and “Birdcage”. This is one of the most famous chainmaille weaves and belongs to the European family of weaves. There are claims that this weave is more than 2,000 years old. It is very popular for jewelry and is pleasant to look at, as it folds back on itself in a way that plays tricks on your eyes a bit.
The bracelet is made from Bright Aluminum 16 gauge rings in two different sizes. The length of the bracelet is 8 1/4 inches and drapes nicely on most male or female wrists. It is 1/2 inch wide and finished with a lobster clasp.