cuff jewelry

THIS. IS. BIG. - model: Zoe Kravitz - photography: Alexi Lubomirski - styling: Samira Nasr - hair: Nikki Nelms - makeup: Kara Yoshimoto Bua - manicure: Emi Kudo - set design: Bryan Porter - production: Jessica Hafford - Elle February 2017

  • Dior dress & bra - Repose ear cuffs - her own earrings
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Viking Silver Cuff Bracelet, 10th Century AD

The Vikings - groups of people who left Scandinavia to plunder and colonize northern Europe (and who traveled as far afield as northeastern North America and the great kingdoms of the Middle East) - had a distinctive artistic tradition, although many of the metals that they had were acquired through conquest and the silver for this bracelet likely was melted down from other silver objects, perhaps some acquired by looting a monastery or trading in the Mediterranean. Silver jewelry also had the dual role of being a form of currency and possibly also ritual offerings - most of our knowledge of Viking jewelry comes from buried hoards.

Handmade from start to finish, the cuff bracelet is finely crafted. Hand tools are used to recreate the look of a linen weave along the entire exterior of the cuff. The texture makes this bracelet a striking contrast to a bracelet or leather watch and allows it to make a fashionable counterpoint to highly polished, sleek bracelets. Polished by hand for a reflective shine, the bracelet will never tarnish due to the corrosion-resistance of aluminum. #unisex #mensjewelry #menscuffs #cuffs #silvercuffs #handmade #whatimake #handmadejewelry #madeinsf #jewelrymaker #jewelrydesign #uniquejewelry #johnsbrana #jewelry #chic #style #elegant #modern #minimalist #statement