Inspired by the leatherwork braids of the trenzadores and the intricate designs of Japanese Takedai braiding. Baltera’s 5 plait ring pays homage to these traditions while refining them with a subtle intricacy.
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.
-18k Yellow Gold 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.”