Chain mail is a type of armour or jewellery consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. It was generally in common military use between the 3rd century BC and the 16th century AD in Europe, and longer in Asia and North Africa. Chainmail was the earliest form of metal armour; the name mail comes from the French word “maille” which is derived from the Latin “macula” meaning “mesh of a net.” The armour itself involved the linking of iron or steel rings, the ends of which were either pressed together, welded or riveted.
Dianne uses anodised aluminium rings to create this new range of jewellery and some designs
incorporate her paper, foil and resin ‘gems’.