Byzantine Kelp Earrings
Chainmail as a jewelry making technique has existed for centuries. The variety of weave patterns possible is part of its allure, many of which are steeped in history. Byzantine chainmail gets its name from the Byzantine Empire which lasted about 1000 years. The Byzantine weave is a durable and popular link pattern and lends itself well to a variety of jewelry pieces.
These post earrings feature an inverted "Y" shaped piece of sterling silver chainmail in the Byzantine pattern, accented by column beads of Rainbow Calsilica. The colors of the stones, a turquoise-like blue with strands of earthy brown, are reminiscent of sea weed or "kelp" undulating in the waves. They measure just over 5 cm in overall length. The turquoise and earthy colors of the beads complement the silver chainmail.
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