This Chainmaille Diamond Shaped Pendant Necklace features an intricate pendant in an unusual diamond shape made using many tiny tiny purple niobium rings. The purple color of the niobium rings is gorgeous!. The pendant hangs from a sterling silver bail and a long sterling silver chain to which a patina has been applied. It is a striking piece for day or evening wear.
Process: Each of my chainmaille pieces is made by hand. When I began making chainmaille I used mostly sterling silver and I enlisted my husband to use my jumpringer system to cut the rings. Now, in addition to sterling silver, I use many more types of materials and many excellent vendors are available to purchase rings. In each case, two pair of pliers are used, one holds the chain, the other grabs an open jump rings and adds it to the last.
Chainmaille Weave: European 4 in 1. Four rings added to one. This is the weave seen in armor of knights from medieval days.
Material Niobium: Niobium is highly hypoallergenic, it contains no nickel, lead or other additives, therefore a perfect choice for those bothered by metal allergies. It comes in several anodized colors, a process involving dipping it into an electrically charged bath. The colors are beautiful and don’t chip or flake like plated or painted surfaces.
Rings: These rings are small and lightweight, but the weave is very dense, making it very difficult for rings to pull apart.
Other Materials: Sterling silver bail and chain with patina.
Width and Length. Pendant length is 3 1/4 inches, chain length is 38 inches.
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