Classic Plait

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Every design requires an aesthetic view. That view can be buttressed with philosophical considerations, when we first decided to create our own line we knew our core philosophical influence would be permanence. There are few designs that rival the Braid, or Plait, for permanence. The braid, first found in hair styling in ancient Africa has been found in every culture and tradition since. In addition to its longevity the braid offered us, as designers, two desirable characteristics: infinite permutation & utility. The braids ability to change has helped it both embrace and defy categorization: by gender, religion, class. It's ability to transform, to be simple or complex, traditional or progressive has allowed the braid to become a vessel for symbolism from the Egyptians to the Celts, and Native Americans, right up to today. And on top of all that, the braid is useful – the braid has been essential in the advancement and movement of humankind. Most notably as rope or line – braided line has raised the marble and stone of ancient architecture and has controlled the sails and rigging of boats for millennia. Braided copper cable fills our electronics and braided carbon fiber is revolutionizing industrial design and leading to previously unimagined advances.

Beauty, Permanence, Utility: these define the Braid. They are also the basis for our design aesthetic at Baltera, and why the Braid is our first, our signature collection. In our Braids, and all our future designs, we hope you’ll find these three key elements: timelessness, purpose, and of course, beauty.

Size Guide

You can use this chart to help find your ring size. Use a piece of paper to measure the circumference of your finger, carefully mark where the ends meet and then straighten against a ruler to measure the length in millimeters (mm). If you are in between sizes we recommend sizing up. Our rings can be custom ordered in whole, half and quarter sizes. Please note: certain sizes may affect the price. For information & pricing about custom sizing and sizes smaller or larger than listed on this chart, please contact us. If you are unsure of your ring size, we recommend that you visit a local jeweler to have your finger sized.

Women’s Ring Sizes
2 ½ 42.9 mm
3 44.2 mm
3 ½ 45.5 mm
4 46.8 mm
4 ½ 48 mm
5 49.3 mm
5 ½ 50.6 mm
6 51.9 mm
6 ½ 53.1 mm
7 54.4 mm
7 ½ 55.7 mm
8 57 mm
8 ½ 58.3 mm
9 59.5 mm
9 ½ 60.8 mm
10 62.1 mm
Men’s Ring Sizes
8 57 mm
8 ½ 58.3 mm
9 59.5 mm
9 ½ 60.8 mm
10 62.1 mm
10 ½ 63.4 mm
11 64.6 mm
11 ½ 65.9 mm
12 67.2 mm
12 ½ 68.5 mm
13 69.7 mm
13 ½ 71 mm
14 72.3 mm

Please note that these ring size charts are for reference only.

Use the Cuff Sizer provided below or a tape measure.


Cut out the paper Cuff Sizer and follow these instructions:

Make sure the numbers are on the outside of the paper Cuff Sizer and insert the pointed end through the opening slit you have cut at the other end of the Cuff Sizer indicated by the (cut here). Place your hand through the Cuff Sizer and pull the pointed end until it fits comfortably on your wrist. The number that lines up with the edge of the opening is your wrist size.

To ensure the cuff fits comfortably please add 1.5 cm. Add or subtract cm's for a tighter or looser fit if preferred.

Be sure to print Cuff Sizer provided here with "no scaling" at 100% on standard letter (8.5" x 11") paper.

Cuff Sizes

Our cuffs can be custom ordered in additional sizes. For information & pricing about custom sizing please contact us. If you are unsure of your cuff size, we recommend that you visit a local jeweler to have your wrist sized.