Niobium Classic Bracelet - Heavy Gauge Mans Bracelet With Diamond
Designer: Isidro Nilsson - The Hammering Man
This is the heaviest and strongest looking Classic Bracelet I make. I combined the same elegant lines of the Classic with a heavier more substantial look and feel. As a final touch, I flush set a beautiful diamond.
Please give me your actual wrist size and I will create your perfect fit bracelet.
If the actual wrist size is not offered in the pull down menu, please let me know the actual wrist circumference. Either inches or centimeters will work fine. Please do not compensate for fit. that is my job and if you give me the actual wrist size. I will be able to make your bracelet a perfect fit.
Niobium. is Element number 41 in the periodic table. Hand forged from pure niobium and Blackened by using a controlled oxidizing process. This oxidizing process is a form of heat treating and does not involve any coloring agents or other agents to create the blackened finish.
The process for this bracelet is quite involved. I start with Number 4 gauge pure niobium wire. I use 4 different hammers and a rawhide mallet to forge and shape the niobium wire to this shape. To get the smooth finish, I use a hammer to remove the hammer marks created by the previous forging hammers. This is sometimes difficult for some to visualize. I basically hammer the high points created by the previous hammering steps and by using a lighter and lighter touch, I eventually end up with a very smooth finish.
The color is one of the finest touches that I have developed giving this bracelet its unique and mysterious look and feel.
The natural color of niobium is very similar to platinum. Sort of a silvery gray color. A little darker than silver.
I developed a process that allows me to select from a very broad range of colors using electricity to control the level of oxide. Purely by accident, I discovered this incredibly deep black color. It looks like gun metal gray or the stone known as hematite. The finish is extremely hard and takes a great shine when buffed deeply.
As a final touch, I gypsy set or flush set a diamond. I select the location of the diamond based on the Golden Mean Proportions. I find that this gives me a very pleasing look. The size of the diamond is based on the thickness of the metal at the specific location. The diamond in the pictured bracelet is about 3 mm in diameter or about .10 to .12 caret round SI1 brilliant cut.
This design which I call The Classic is hand forged to fit comfortably at the base of the wrist. This design is so comfortable and durable that it can be worn 24/7. I have been wearing a classic bracelet since the 1970s.
Please give me your actual wrist size and I will create your perfect fit. Allow 3 to 4 weeks for your bracelet to be made. To expedite your order for an additional 20%, please contact me.