Haematite and byzantine chain maille necklace
This stunning necklace in corporates blue coated haematite and green byzantine chain maille units. The necklace incorporates green and blue coloured copper jump rings, a sterling silver plated clasp and extender chain with haematite drop.
A little bit of history, myth and legend
Chain maille is thought to have been invented before the 5th century by the ancient Celts. The name is derived from the french 'maille' which is derived from th latin word 'macula' meaning 'mesh of a net'. There are three main types of chain mailed European, Japanese and Persian. The Byzantine weave comes under European chain maille. It is thought that Byzantine chain maille was probably invented in Italy and to this day the design is commonly seen in Italian jewellery designs.
In these modern times is has been discovered that chain maille can look extremely feminine when made with precious metals and with the addition of gemstones. It is a very durable piece of jewellery as has been shown in the medieval armour that we can still see today. A piece of chain maille can be made to suit everyone, be it young, old, male or female. It just depends on the materials used: glass; metal; pearls; precious gemstones. The jewellery is only limited by your imagination.
If you are interested in anything in the Toria's Trinkets collection but would like something made personally for you please contact me and i would be happy to sit and talk to you about your thoughts and how i can create a unique piece for you to treasure. I have a wide variety of gemstones that i use to create my pieces and if i don't have exactly what you are looking for in my stash i will be able to obtain it in order to create your piece of jewellery.
Your piece will come in either an organza bag or boxed.
All items from my collections are created with love, care and attention to detail and i hope that when you receive your item you love it as much as i do. I use 100% genuine gemstones and high quality materials. I love what i do and hope you do too.
love and light x