This is a hefty bracelet that reminds me of something out of the Victorian era! It is created by combining Helm Weave and Byzantine Weave. 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. This particular bracelet is made of Stainless Steel and Enameled Copper in red and vintage bronze colors. The 14 Gauge bracelet weighs in at 4.5 ounces so you will know you are wearing it. It is almost 7.75 inches long and almost 1.5 inches wide. It is finished with a stainless steel tube clasp.
If the heft and dimensions of this item are not for you, the 16 gauge version is also available. It is made of the same materials except the red rings are bronze (dark golden) instead and it is much lighter, yet still substantial. That bracelet is 7.5 inches long and 1 inch wide.
Stainless Steel & Copper Rondo a la Byzantine Bracelet
This bracelet does not stretch. Though the bracelet is made for a common wrist size, measure your wrist to be sure its circumference is not more than 7.75 inches. This bracelet is sturdy, to say the least.
Your item will come in a white jewelry box with cotton batting. The box is then sealed in plastic for protection.
This item is original and hand made. There is only one available. In the rare event that your item arrives damaged, please contact us for help with a return or replacement. Returns for other reasons are accepted, but the buyer will not be reimbursed for the cost of original nor return shipping. Item must return to the seller in the same new condition as time of purchase.
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