European chain mail drop earrings


A system of 132, 3mm, stainless steel rings in a diamond formation form these European mail drop earrings. These intricate metal mesh earrings hang 4cm and end with a tiny, three link, Möbius knot. Anjo designs have taken inspiration from historical mail patterns and techniques to hand craft these elegant mail earrings. As a complex mesh of metal links, these earrings are a fascinating piece of jewellery that look fabulous when they catch the light. Examples of the 4-in-1 European mail pattern used for these earrings can be found at the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds, these include; the bishops mantle and mail armour shirts.

As with all handmade jewellery it is possible that each piece may differ slightly from the images shown. However, we can guarantee that every item has been precisely constructed with great care and attention to historical techniques and styles.

Using hot metal, usually iron or steel, a master craftsman and his apprentices would produce metal wire. This wire would be twisted around a rod and cut to produce all the tiny metal links that would then be assembled into a wearable piece of armour. Mail, is believed to be the earliest metal armour known to man, with evidence of its use from the Etruscan and Roman era.

Anjo Designs are a husband and wife partnership based on the Wirral who combine the traditional methods of mail with modern designs to create bespoke jewellery. Everything they produce is hand crafted with precision, taking reference from historic mail and traditional techniques. This is an exclusive piece made by Anjo for Royal Armouries and is inspired by our collection.

Complete the set and add these to your Bishops Mantle necklace and European Mail bracelet. Together, this would be an impressive and special set of unique jewellery with great historical context.


Materials:  Stainless steel

Dimensions: 6 cm including hook, 4 x 2 cm per earring

We process orders daily, Monday to Friday.

Collect instore (Leeds Museum)
Collect within 7 days
UK Standard - 3-5 Working Days £3.95
FREE on orders over £60
UK Express - 1-2 Working Days

UK Express - 1-2 Working Days - AGE CHECK For full-size replicas (Swords, Gimli's Axe, Gandalf Staff) £14.50
International Shipping costs will be calculated at checkout based on destination and weight.

Please ensure that someone is available at the delivery address to receive your order. Any undelivered or uncollected parcels will be returned to sender. We will automatically issue a refund for all products once they have been received back at the museum, however, shipping is non-refundable.

Age Check - 18+

All sales of replica blades, replica firearms and alcohol require age verification. You will be asked for proof of age at point of delivery.

Collect in store

  • Collections can be made from the shop at Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds during opening hours.
  • You will be notified via email once your order is ready for collection.
  • Once you receive this notification, we will hold your order for 7 days.
  • Please bring your order confirmation and ID that matches the name on the order.
  • Limited short stay, road-side parking is available on Clarence Road or Citipark operate the nearby Leeds Dock multi-storey car park. Please note that parking charges may apply.

International Shipping

All international orders will be sent by courier. The estimated delivery time for European deliveries is 7-10 working days and 10-14 working days for rest of the world, however this is not guaranteed. 

Please note that some products are not available to ship outside of the UK. A full list can be found on the Restricted Items page. Orders placed with a non-UK delivery address that include a restricted item may be subject to cancellation and a refund will be issued. If you are unsure, please contact us before ordering.

Please be advised that you are responsible for any import duty that may be charged on delivery of your order. If you are unsure, we advise you to check with your own customs and excise department before placing an order.

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****Please be advised that you are responsible for any import duty that may be charged on delivery of your order. If you are unsure, we advise you to check with your own customs and excise department before placing an order.

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