Tim, They look like those antique Victorian bracelets with a series
of links ("slides) with holes in them so a double chain can run
through them connecting them. This allows customers with alot of
money to waste to buy these expensive reproductions, set with the
stones of thier choice, which never match. They end up looking
about as tasteful as charm bracelets.
Do I sound bitter? Sure I do, but I can’t understand why a person
would buy a slide to make a bracelet that will end up looking like
many costume pieces, when they could have a little imagination,
take a risk, and buy a one of a kind work of art that would make
them unique. (Such customers often trade in their gold nuggets and
add-a bead necklaces to but these ).
sorry to vent,
Wendy Newman (goldsmith who makes one of a kind jewelry)