Hand woven horse hair ribbon bracelet, with a nod to British tailoring fabrics
"Brocade" is a richly decorative, luxury fabric often woven with metallic thread. We incorporate into the woven horse hair band real silver bullion thread * spun for us by Benton & Johnson, one of the last traditional bullion thread suppliers in the UK. Choose from:
Silver-Lined, with silver edges *
925 (Silver, single), a single central thread
925 (Silver, double), double central threads
6 mm woven horse hair band set in an elegant flat clasp in burnished silver and bearing the distinctive TBH horse head logo. Hallmarked for quality by the London Assay Office and beautifully gift boxed including a presentation card with the name of the horse(s). Optional sliding ingot. Optional engraving.
Hand made to order Couture using your own horse's hair or Ready to Wear using hair that we provide.
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: Full length tail hair is required for all woven pieces, regardless of finished length, because the hair must be long enough to fix on the loom. Slightly less than a little finger’s width of full length hair, 40 - 45 cm, is enough to make this bracelet. 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.
Measurements: We suggest a finished length of 2 cm greater than your wrist measurement. So if your wrist measures 16 cm, a good finished length would be 18 cm.
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 comes with a lobster clasp.
Engraving: discreetly on the inside of the clasp.
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.
* Brocades incorporate a material that is by definition weaker than the horse hair so please take extra care with these designs. The edges of the Silver-Lined design will be less robust than where the thread is centralised within the woven band. Bullion thread may naturally patinate over time and cannot be polished.
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.