Breathtaking thick ancient Greek Lion's head torc bracelet. Sterling silver
swimwear by www.vizeau.com
This piece belongs to a fabulous range of torc jewelry made by a workshop in Greece with a renown specialty towards torcs for over half a century. Such intricate and quality-made pieces demonstrate the characteristic unique value of greek artisan silversmithing with all its diachronic finess.
Torc jewelry describes ancient jewelry that was open ended in the front (as necklaces or bracelets) and usually contained decorative ornate animal heads on either side of the opening. This motif renders the attributes of design and decoration of gold and silver artifacts from the archaic period. There are great similarities found between celtic and Greek torcs of this type, as this rhythm was known to have existed all over Europe. The oldest type of torc (or torque latin) jewelry known were excavated in classical Greek burial tombs. Famous celric torcs, much later were also found in tombs of Celtic princes. Many historians argue that they were a sign of nobility while others suggest the torc to have been a decoration awarded to warriors for their deeds in battle. Before this predominantly masculine form of decoration, torc jewelry is know to have also been a feminine form of jewelry (before 4 B.C)
See below for standard size details. Customizable upon agreement.
Pipe thickness: 7mm (0.28 inches)
Solid 925 Sterling Silver
Aprox 50g (varies as totally hand made)
Disclaimer: Tiny variations are expected in hand-made items. No two items are ever 100% identical. This element should be regarded as a true sign of craftsmanship and not flaw.
Comments: Absolutely staggering finness. A true work of heavy silver art that will earn its no. 1 place in your collection.
Size & Measurement approximations:
7" inner circumference (metric 17.2 cm)
to fit comfortably a wrist measuring 6 1/2" (metric 16.5 cm) around.
How do I know if this size is good for me?
To measure your wrist just tie a pass of sring around your wrist at its widest part and measure. Make sure that the string is firm but not tight or pinching the skin. This is your wrist size. We recommend a cuff bracelet of this sort to be ordered at 1/2" inch (or 7mm) more than your wrist size.
(Custom sizes for this bracelet can be manufactured especially to your measurements usually within 7-10 business days after checkout and cleared payment. Please contact us before ordering for customisation availability and any other queries and for a timeframe confirmation at this time of year.)
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