Want to make your own statement by wearing it? The 'Altus' features heavy sculpted sterling silver links inlaid with woven carbon fiber, contoured and polished to reveal that range of pattern possible in this hi-tech material. Our carbon fiber is not just one thin sheet but instead made from 9 layers pressed into one solid block. Contouring this material reveals a variety of patterns, rather than the cookie cutter pattern seen in thin veneer that is common. Finished with our stainless button lock clasp inlaid with a genuine spinel.
Features & Specs
- Width .75"
Carbon fiber is a material consisting of microscopic fibers composed mostly of carbon atoms. The carbon atoms are bonded together in crystals that are more or less aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber. The crystal alignment gives the fiber high strength-to-volume ratio. Several thousand carbon fibers are bundled together to form a tow, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric.
Carbon fiber's properties, such as high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion, make them very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, competition sports. William Henry uses the highest grade, and beautifully textured carbon fiber for its collections of jewelry, knives, money clips and cufflinks.
Natural spinel is a gemstone that has become a great favorite with gem dealers and gem collectors; one might even say that spinel is for gemstone connoisseurs only.
It is a hard glassy mineral occurring as octahedral crystals of variable color and consisting chiefly of magnesium and aluminum oxides. Some spinels are among the most famous gemstones in the world: among them are the Black Prince's Ruby and the "Timur ruby" in the British Crown Jewels, and the "Côte de Bretagne", formerly from the French Crown jewels.