The Burnished Horse signature hand braided bracelet in miniature
Japanese square braid with tiny Farriers Nail details and clasp in sterling silver. Braid thickness approximately 2 mm x 2 mm*. This elegant bracelet is a great option for shorter hair or limited hair quantity as the braid is narrow and made in 3 parts.
Hand made to order Couture using your own horse's hair or Ready to Wear using hair that we provide.
Hallmarked for quality by the London Assay Office and beautifully gift boxed including a presentation card with the name of the horse(s). Optional engraved tag.
* Variations in the appearance of the jewellery and in the thickness of the braid are due to its hand made construction and differences in texture of the horse hair.
We also cast in yellow, white and rose gold and in platinum. Metal prices are subject to fluctuation; please email for a quotation.
Details & Options
Horse hair: A scant pencil’s width of clean full length horse tail hair, ideally 40 - 45 cm, is enough to make this bracelet. Or a little finger's thickness of shorter hair (minimum 15 cm). We always return any unused hair but it must fit in our envelopes so please don’t send more than needed as the excess will be discarded.
We can braid your bracelet with the hair of one horse or we can combine horse hair. The braid comprises 8 tiny bunches of horse hair so please specify the proportions if you would like us to combine different colours, e.g. ”4:4 black: grey” or “2:2:4 chestnut:grey:black”.
Measurements: Stacking bracelets are normally worn fairly loose and we suggest a finished length of 4 cm greater than your wrist measurement. So if your wrist measures 16 cm, a good finished length would be 20 cm. If you prefer to wear your bracelets a little tighter that’s no problem but the smaller the bracelet, the trickier they are to fasten yourself so we wouldn’t advise going any smaller than wrist + 3 cm unless you have a friend to help you.
Please measure your wrist closely just above your wrist bone (arm side). We will make your jewellery to the length/size stated in the order. Correct measurement is vital because the horse hair is permanently glued into the clasp. Bracelets cannot be lengthened. They can potentially be shortened by a minimum of 1 cm but this would incur a charge.
Fastening: Your bracelet can be made with either a lobster clasp or a toggle clasp. Lobster fastenings are more secure. Toggle clasps are secure provided you pull the toggle bar fully through the ring. The Burnished Horse accepts no liability for failure to do this.
Engraving: Up to 5 or 6 characters on the silver tag, single or double sided.
Timescale: All our jewellery is truly hand made and so timescales depend on order levels. Typically it takes around 4 - 6 weeks. Please email us beforehand if you have a particular deadline and we will try to accommodate you.
Please look after your jewellery!
As much as you love it, horse hair jewellery is not unbreakable and if you “love it too much”, your jewellery may not last! The better you care for your horse hair jewellery, the better it will last you.
Always follow the care instructions. In particular avoid prolonged soaking and anything that might snag, cut or abrade the horse hair. Please read our warranty. Failure to follow our care instructions excludes our warranty.