"Byzantine Chain" Copper Bracelet

Index Price: $NZ 75

The bracelet chain is composed of Copper links in an interlinking pattern going back thousands of years. The pattern is known as King's Braid or Byzantine Chain. One of the interesting features of this chain is that in a llose construction such as this, the pattern collapses into a pile of randon=m links, only to appear when tension is placed on it as shown in the second photo.)

Length: 22cm (Length can be adjusted.)

Copper is the first metal known to be worked by humans by melting and casting, and its use for tools, weapons, and ornament during the Copper Age (c. 1850-1650 BCE) marked the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.

Wearers can enjoy the newly polished reddish-gold sheen of copper, or await the patina conferred by age. Some believe that wearing copper helps their arthritis.

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