A bold substantial unisex braid. There are few designs that rival the Braid, or Plait, for permanence. The braid, first found in hair styling in ancient Africa has been found in every culture and tradition since. The braids ability to change has helped it both embrace and defy categorization: by gender, religion, class. It's ability to transform, to be simple or complex, traditional or progressive has allowed the braid to become a vessel for symbolism from the Egyptians to the Celts, and Native Americans, right up to today. And on top of all that, the braid is useful – the braid has been essential in the advancement and movement of humankind. Most notably as rope or line – braided line has raised the marble and stone of ancient architecture and has controlled the sails and rigging of boats for millennia. Braided copper cable fills our electronics and braided carbon fiber is revolutionizing industrial design and leading to previously unimagined advances.
-Sterling Silver with a Matte Finish
-Offered here in a size 6.5 or size 9
-Made in NYC
Baltera is a small scale jewelry design and manufacturing studio based in NYC – small by design. Owners & jewelers Julie and Rudy believe that controlling every process of design and production leads to exceptionally well-crafted products and creates products that are aesthetically genuine. “We believe that if you’re going to design something to be admired for years and years – it ought to last for years and years.”