From a distance, a flash of silver text sparkles. Upon closer inspection, a hero's story emerges — a luminous memorial.

Made of solid sterling silver, this heirloom quality cuff bracelet is a beautiful way to wear the memory of a fallen military hero. With unique, raised writing and soft sheen, this cuff is designed in the spirit of the traditional military memorial bracelet but with an unexpected touch of dip-pen calligraphy.

Etched and forged by hand in my Ohio studio, these one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art will be cherished for generations. The unique design expresses high taste and artful individuality.

Using a combination of my hand-drawn calligraphy and an elegant serif font, I create my For the Fallen bracelets one at a time. Formed from scratch, I start with silver sheet metal. I cut, file and sand the metal until it is smooth, and use an electrolytic process to etch the design into the metal. The piece is then cleaned, filed, formed and delicately polished.

The handwritten inscription is reminiscent of centuries past, while the elegant design is decidedly contemporary.

This cuff bracelet is 3/4" wide and solid sterling silver. It makes a perfect statement on its own or paired with other, thinner silver bracelets. Please note that the silver shown in the photos of this Military Bracelet was a special order and it was created using a slightly heavier silver sheet than I normally use; your bracelet will be made with a slightly thinner silver (as shown in the photos of my other silver bracelets.


The women's cuff is 6" in length, the men's cuff is 7" in length. which suits an average woman's/man's wrist and it is adjustable for larger or smaller sizes to fit most. If you would like a longer or shorter cuff, please send a convo so I can create a custom order for you. **Note that ordering men's or larger sizes might cause a slight delay in turn-around time. If timing is important to you, please convo me before placing an order for a longer cuff. :)


When you are ready to place an order, click the purple "BUY" button and you'll be taken to my online Etsy shop where you can complete your purchase. You will find help and instructions for placing your order there.

If you have any questions, contact me and I'll get back to you right away.

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