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Superb thick archaic Lion's head torc bracelet. A museum quality reproduction in 925 Sterling Silver
This piece belongs to a fabulous range of torc jewelry that our workshop boasts a speciality towards. Such intricate and quality-made pieces demonstrate the characteristic unique value of greek artisan silversmithery 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)
Pipe thickness: 7mm (0.28 inches)
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.
Comments: Overwhelming! A true work of heavy silver art that will earn its no. 1 place in your collection.
Old-school silver items like these are rarely made in this day and age and where available cost fortunes. So take this oppotunity to obtain such a fine piece of art directly from us, the only source in the world where such quality torcs have been made for the last 75 years!
Size & Measurement approximations:
How do I know if this size is good for me?
To measure your wrist just use a tape measure or a piece of string around your wrist at its widest part and measure. Make sure that the string is firm but not tight so tight to pinch the skin. This is your wrist size. If you enter this measurement in the order notes section of your order, our skilled and experienced craftsmen will substitute the extra size needed for comfort.
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Historic Period||Era: Hellenistic|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Body profile||Silver piping (hand made) 7mm thick|
A most excellent jewelry piece
I don't typically write reviews except for exceptional circumstances. I have been desiring a good quality torque bracelet for years but never saw anything that jumped out at me. I happened upon the 'Greek Jewelry' line while searching on-line. In a world of corporate mass production and cheap rip offs it was refreshing to encounter a company that's been in business for decades and who specializes in quality reproductions of ancient jewelry items, hand made by experienced silversmiths and custom-ed fitted to size. My lion Torque Bracelet is a unique piece of jewelry in my area (Nova Scotia) and I have gotten a lot of interest from it. It's heavy and emits bold finesse in the workmanship. It was well worth my investment. I understand that it has a life guarantee as well. The only thing that I can foresee breaking is the hidden tension wire/spring that enables the bracelet to expand and contract when putting it on or taking it off, though I can't say that it will break, but if it should it would have to be repaired.