Hello Cindy, Perhaps your customer should have the bracelet made in
stages. You could make up a few links and connect with a quality
chain. Replace chain with links later as funds allow. Are the
gemstones uniform in size? If so, Rio has several link type
bracelets in sterling. If the loose gemstones are good enough
quality that he would hate to lose them, he really should consider
mountings in gold for durability. Wouldn't hurt to point that out.
Best of luck,
Judy in Kansas, who will be moving some sod tonight if the
mosquitoes aren't too vicious.