Some pieces of jewellery take a lot longer to produce than others. This remarkable cuff took a while. Alan describes the design as Byzantine inspired with a continental twist. As he is very knowledgeable regarding the history of jewellery, I suggest we take his word for it. However you describe this bracelet it is intricate and gorgeous, with smoked topaz and amethyst as the featured stones. A variety of crystal shapes create the elaborate pattern, finishing with golden filigree detail swooping over the center stone. The cuff itself is three inches long and can expand slightly providing a more generous fit.