Super Thick Archaic Lions Head Torc Bracelet. A museum quality reproduction in 925 Sterling Silver.
This luxurious handmade solid sterling silver mens torc bracelet from Esculpta is strikingly gorgeous. An outstanding intricate and heavy piece of superior neo-classical torc jewelry. 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 silversmiths with all its diachronic finess. The Lions Head bracelet has a hand-made spring hinge used to expand temporarily to wear without distorting the shape of the bracelet.
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 Celtic 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)
Standard: 7" inch Inner Circumference (17.2 cm) to fit comfortably a wrist measuring 6 1/2" (16.5 cm) around.
Custom: Custom Sizes Available at no additional charge (please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery).
Material: Solid 925 Sterling Silver
Silver Pipe Thickness: 0.28 inches (7 mm) made from robust completely hand-made silver piping
Weight: Approx 1.77 oz (50g) of silver
Tiny variations are expected in hand-made items. No two items are ever 100% identical. This element is a true sign of craftsmanship and not flaw.
Round Black Zipper Jewelry Case included
Makes a Wonderful Gift
Handmade in Greece in limited quantities
To measure your wrist just tie a piece of string 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.