History of Chainmaille Jewelry

Mail (Armour): There are examples of Etruscan pattern mail dating from at least the 4th century B.C. Herodotus (a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century B.C.} wrote that the ancient Persians wore scale mail.
Modern Day Chainmaille
Artists have discovered that chainmaille can look extremely feminine when made in precious metals and delicate designs. It is also very durable and the only limitation an artist has is imagination. Precious items exist today that were fashioned from this ancient art. Today artists have utilized traditional patterns but have modified them to create unique patterns of their own. New metals have been introduces, old metals resurrected. Glass, metal, pearls or precious stones can be used to embellish any piece.