Janus Roman Chain Bracelet
Janus Roman Chain Bracelet
Janus Roman Chain Bracelet
Janus Roman Chain Bracelet
Janus Roman Chain Bracelet
Janus Roman Chain Bracelet
Janus Roman Chain Bracelet

Janus Roman Chain Bracelet

Regular price $ 295.00

The Details
Hand-carved and cast links completed with a handmade toggle clasp. Weighty metal chain that feels rich on the skin. Inspired by traditional ancient Roman chain pieces.  Created using the lost-wax casting process. Named after Janus, the Roman god of passageways and new beginnings. This bracelet features uniform singular links, whereas its sister the Astraea chain features a flow of 3 link shapes woven together. (see photo for comparison) Available in 3 lengths: 7 inch, 8 inch and 9 inch, as bronze or sterling silver. Inquire for custom options.
 
The Story
Janus (Jā-nəs) was known to the ancient Romans as the god of transitions and new beginnings: the key holder to the metaphorical gateways between what was and what is yet to come. He guards the space between concrete and abstract dualities such as life/death, beginning/end, youth/adulthood, war/peace, and oversees the transformation between the major stages of life.
 
*** In most cases, pieces are made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for completion/delivery.