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.
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. Heguards 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.