This weave is a popular type of chainmaille as evidenced by much of our pieces. The byzantine pattern has several names, i.e., Bird's Eye, Bird's nest, Birdcage, Fool's Dilemma and Idiot's Delight (just a little info if your hobby is answering "what is..." while watching Jeopardy). This intricately interwoven chain is sure to become one of your everyday pieces of jewelry due to its versatility and mesmerizing texture. It can be worn dressed up or with jeans and a tee shirt. The custom made sterling silver chain shown here is 19" of actual chain with a 21mm "S" clasp and 2 sturdy attachment rings, is 5.5mm thick and weighs 58 grams. It drapes nicely and has a medium weight. Our chains are tumble polished for superior shine and smooth finish. The chain can be custom made in several different metals in lengths of 16-20" with your choice of a trigger or "S" clasp. The gauges offered are 14g (9mm), 16g (7mm) and 18g (5.5mm) thick. If you would like a longer chain, please email us to discuss the options. Please see our "About Us" page for information pertaining to Argentium silver and quality of chainmaille.