Cutting-Edge Steel Bracelets

4 Dec

Cutting-Edge Steel Bracelets

Reuters just published a report that men's jewelry sales are almost doubled from 2004 to 2006 to reach $6 billion! And it's no wonder when you see great contemporary men's jewelry like the elegant, literally cutting-edge cuff bracelets in steel designed by David Feldman, above.

No stranger to the jewelry scene, David is a partner in the NYC jewelry-supply giant Metalliferous. This is his first men's line, crafted in a most unusual medium, Damascus Steel, which usually appears in sword and knife-making. When I heard this, I instantly thought Renaissance Fair and SOC! But used in these sleek, avant-garde cuffs, the steel becomes less Braveheart and more Blade Runner.

Damascus Steel is characterized by a unique patterned surface, often appearing with a wood grain or waves. As David explains, it's created by a welding together a few hundred layers of hard and soft steel and then etching it in acid. The "pinstripe" cuff at top is created by simple pattern welding, while the more complex woodgrain pattern at bottom is created by welding alloys, twisting the sheets, folding them, cutting them, re-welding them…phew. You get the idea. These beautiful pieces are crafted by renowned knifemaker Bertie Reitveldt, who reclaims metals for these cuffs the production of his incredible knives.

Here's a couple more to whet your appetite…OK, bad pun!!

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Despite the weighty look, these cuffs are easy to wear…and surprisingly comfortable. (One doesn't usually think of steel as a comfortable metal!). David dresses up some pieces with inset diamonds or 14K gold ends for a more refined look, but I think as-is is pretty darn good. The cuffs cost between $200-500, depending on width and complexity of design. They can be purchased at Fassbinder at 39 8th Ave. in New York City, or through David himself – email him at dfl@compuserve.com.

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  4. Cuff Enough Bracelets
  5. TeNo’s Stainless Steel Jewelry

12 Responses to “Cutting-Edge Steel Bracelets”

  1. alexander December 5, 2007 at 8:37 am #

    Glad to see something about men’s jewelry. Cool pcs. Keep up good work.

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  3. cufflinks December 30, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    I have checked Metalliferou this site when I need more about bracelets there were interactive brands of it.

  4. Fashionista December 6, 2007 at 8:27 am #

    Want to check out a girlier version that’s still makes a strong statement? I LOVE the Pewter Cuff Bracelets at http://www.artfulwears.com these designs are so unique, definitely take a look!

  5. Handmade jewelry December 22, 2008 at 2:54 am #

    The jewelry is cute,i like it very much

  6. J.brown December 8, 2007 at 10:26 pm #

    Those are bizarre.

  7. jericasdesigns December 6, 2007 at 9:58 am #

    I’ve really been enjoying this jewelry blog, frmo 1 blogger to another! Coming up with interesting content isn’t easy!

    jd
    http://jericasdesigns.blogspot.com/

  8. n.n. February 25, 2008 at 4:40 am #

    Just wanted to let you know that someone got the pun, but that this is not necessarily something to be proud of.

  9. stainless steel pendant December 18, 2008 at 2:32 am #

    Well done!

  10. Tammy December 5, 2007 at 11:23 am #

    Those are cool looking. I like the texture on them.

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    http://thornjewellery.co.uk/home/meister-mens-collection.html

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