Curb Chains are as ubiquitous as lobster claws, and usually neither are special. We're in the everything is special business, so if I can bring something new or innovative to a project I can usually get interested enough to do a good job… even if the job is re-imagining the mundane.
More than 20 years ago I fell in love with old chain making machines, they've got as many moving parts as a mechanical watch and they're beautiful to see in action. Dozens of levers, arms and bumpers dancing in concert... push, pull, snip, bend, repeat. And out the other side does come the contorted wire coaxed into a roundish shape and encircling it's neighbor on either side. And that's only after we've spent a week casting and drawing out bars of sterling silver into wire we use to feed the machine.
It's all so romantically archaic. Inefficient, unreliable, messy, noisy and for all that it's fairly imprecise. And I wouldn't change a thing. Our chains are beautiful, they feel hearty, we use the full circumference of the wire after it's drawn. Many curb chains are shaved or milled flat to lower the weight or save metal.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention these curb chains are united at the ends by the venerable Model 9 clasp. It's a sturdy, clever and functional mechanism that looks the business. I like to wear these chains with the clasp hanging down, it's the most unique feature, why not really drink it in.
Sterling silver, stainless spring. Made by hand in our foundry in Los Angeles.
Bracelet Size Guide
When measuring for a bracelet, use a soft tape measure, snug and low on your wrist, to get an exact measurement. You can figure out from there what size to order. The rule of thumb for the our bracelets has always been ‘if you can’t slip it over your hand the size is good’.
Rubber Biscuit bands come in two sizes, S/M and L/XL.
Ring Size Guide
Ring sizing is easy, especially if you go to a pro. If you can’t come see us in person, use the True Size chart below or go to your local jewelry store and tell them your friend in Los Angeles is making you a ring and needs to know your size. Most jewelers are more than happy to oblige. We’re happy to make 1/4 sizes if you need. A good rule of thumb is to measure your finger AND your knuckle to make sure you can slide your ring on & off easily.
We know you're excited, so are we! Most everything here is made to order and that takes a bit longer. Good news is that we actually do the making. Most orders ship within 4-6 weeks unless the description reads differently.
We offer USPS Priority Mail Shipping. For Shipping Rates please refer to the list below:
US $15 Canada $30 Europe $45 Australia & New Zealand $50 Any US & Canada Orders over $500 will receive Complimentary Shipping. Any Europe Orders over $1,200 will receive Complimentary Shipping. We do not offer Complimentary Shipping to Australia or New Zealand.
Please note that all International orders placed are responsible to pay duties and import taxes.
All sales are final. Any exception to this policy is at our sole discretion. Should you feel you have a good reason for returning any item please write to SALES@GOODART.COM. Be sure to include the date and location of your purchase, your phone number and e-mail contact data. We’ll let you know what we think and what can be done to help.