Big links chain bracelet
Big silver links chain bracelets are flattering for men.
We had already had the opportunity to make one of these big bracelets for a customer.
It was a three-row gourmette bracelet with manufacture details visible here (fr).
In this case, it is again a curb chain bracelet, but the links of the bracelet are very wide since it's 18 millimeters wide.
View of the 18 mm large links of the bracelet
With a length of 22.5 centimeters and a width of 18 millimeters, this bracelet is about 80 grams in sterling silver.
The work begins with the melting of a rolled silver bar to obtain a wire, which is square in shape because of the geometry of the rolling mill rolls.
Laminated wire of square shape before shaping
This thread is then passed through a die to give it its round shape and the right diameter.
Then it is wrapped around a mandrel to get a spiral, spiral that you can see below.
Our spiral made of silver wire in which will be cut our links
The spiral is then cut with a saw, allowing us to get our links.
These are then individually opened, slipped into another link and then closed and welded to obtain our chain.
This chain is then put in tension, the links twisted then filed in order to give them the characteristic geometry of gourmettes visible here.
Close-up view of the large links of our bracelet
At this point, we need to start manufacturing the closure system.
Development of the ratchet clasp
The manufacture of the clasp also begins with rolling, a plate this time.
Plate used to make the mechanical clasp of the bracelet
Cutting the silver plate to make the clasp
This plate is cut, bent and welded to manufacture the two male and female parts of the clasp.
Clasp finalized before finishing
Fastening by welding the lower plate of the female part of the clasp
We then have to fix by welding the two parts of the clasp at the ends of our pre-made chain.
Detail view of our ratchet clasp mounted on the bracelet
We can then go to finishes, including polishing that allows us to give it its reflection so white to silver.
Open bracelet, we appreciate the big links of type gourmette
View showing the bracelet worn on the wrist and detailing its large meshes type gourmette
View of the bracelet in its case
For further :
- Discover our different bracelets achievements
- Consult our chain maille weaves guide for bracelets and necklaces
- Follow the manufacture of a large gold necklace for men
- Our custom jewelry creation service
- Ask for a quote for your chain bracelet project
- See our collection of gold and silver chains (fr)