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Woven inlaid horse hair ring - Crinoline

SKU 00073
£335.00
Woven inlaid horse hair ring - Crinoline
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Hand woven inlaid horse hair ring, with a nod to British tailoring fabrics

The Crinoline is plain with no pattern and can be made either from single hair colour or by blending different hair colours which gives a repeating, mottled effect. "Crin" is of course French for "horse hair" and traditionally horse hair was woven into a stiff fabric, called "crinoline", which was used to stiffen ladies' underskirts and dress linings.

Woven horse hair band set into an elegant channel ring, 8 mm wide "comfort fit", 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 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 ring. 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 will cast your ring individually and the horse hair is permanently glue into the ring band and so it cannot be altered or a refund given if you have ordered the wrong size. Therefore please take care to order the correct size, bearing in mind that this is a wide band ring. You can take the measurement off an existing ring provided it’s 8 mm wide, or have a local jewellery measure your finger with the correct width ring sizer. Alternatively, we can send you our ring sizer.

Engraving: around the inside of the ring band.

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.

For obvious reasons rings are more susceptible to wear, especially if made of natural material like horse hair and more so if incorporating bullion or silk thread. We therefore recommend removing your ring when bathing, applying hand lotions, washing up or swimming. Woven rings in particular should not be worn next to other rings that might abrade the horse hair.

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