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I love this bracelet, unlike other branded bracelets that become fashionable and instantly feel dated, this bracelet has a timeless quality. It is lightweight but fantastic quality. The choice of charms to compliment this bracelet is huge, you are spoilt for choice. It makes for a wonderful gift. Once thing I would suggest is to get the charms added on by a links of London store, I had an independent jeweller do this and had to pay again for the job to be done properly. I was lucky not to lose the charm. It is a beautifully designed piece that polishes up wonderfully, it always looks like new after a quick clean.
Despite the catch looking quite flimsy I have found it to be brilliant, easy to put on and remove but never coming off when you don't want it to. A brilliant quality bracelet with a fantastic choice of charms to compliment it.
I have had my charm bracelet for around five years now and I still love it. I originially chose this bracelet as a present from my grandparents for a special occasion. It is a beautifully simple bracelet with a T-bar fastening which always looks elegant on. Links of London is a bestselling British brand which provides excellent quality in its products. I intially had a few links removed from my bracelet as I have smaller wrists and now it looks perfect. The original bracelet is lightweight which is lovely as it gets slightly heavier with each charm added but still retains a pleasant feel on your wrist.
The original bracelet itself is lovely, but I am even more impressed with how it looks with charms on. Links of London have a wide range of charms available, often producing limited edition ones which allow you to create a really unique piece of jewellery. These charms can either be entirely silver or coloured ones (they do also sell the bracelet in gold so gold charms are also available). I only ever buy silver charms for mine as I prefer it all to be one colour but each charm I have means something special to me and I love being able to create my own bracelet. The selection of charms you find in shops is often different dependent on the shops location and I have found some excellent deals at a Links outlet store where the charms were from the last season's line so were original Links charms at a hefty discount! I am always careful to chose charms that do not have any pointy parts on them as I find these to catch on clothes, but the wide choice of charms has not left me disappointed despite this.
The bracelet came beautifully packaged mounted in a box with a jewellery pouch to store it in, and each charm I have bought has similarly come with its own individual packaging. I paid around £90-£100 for my bracelet and feel this has been a worthwhile investment for a longlasting individual piece of jewellery and I believe the price reflects the quality of the product. It is also easy to maintain its original appearance with a small amount of silver polish. Charms have to be bought separately from this which adds to the price and they must be soldered onto the bracelet which can be done at most jewellers (usually for a small fee). I could not be happier with my bracelet and would reccommend it to all women looking for a classic and stylish charm bracelet.
For my 30th birthday, my partner bought me a charm bracelet from Links of London. Over the years since, every year I get a new charm to put on the bracelet - and I just think it is a really lovely way of people being able to give you something that is personal, that's meaningful and that reflects who you are and where you are in your life. I don't know exactly how much my partner paid for it, but I have seen it selling for between £100 - £110 which, for a piece of good quality jewellery is a good price. Having said that, you do of course need to buy charms on top of that to hang on the bracelet, but that's something that happens over time and so it's not a huge layout when you first buy it. It is a piece of jewellery that I appreciate though, and the quality is evident in the design.
The bracelet is very simple in design - and I think it is partly this that I like so much as I'm not into overly fussy or intricate designs. It is a simple chain design, with each chain linked to the left chain by a small chain - and then of course you can hang charms off of each link. It is silver and the chains are fairly thick which makes the bracelet robust and sturdy, while at the same time looking pretty and delicate. It is just under 20cm in length when bought, but I did need to have a couple of links taken out because I happen to have really small wrists. The bracelet is then clasped together with a signature Links of London clasp which is a bar and hoop design and allows for easy removal, but also secure attachment. It feels light weight, but with the charms on it it has obviously got heavier and so I tend to prefer the smaller charms that don't add much weight to the overall bracelet. It feels nice on my wrist and sits nicely on it without it rubbing or feeling cumbersome.
Overall, I think this is a really nice, timeless and classic charm bracelet that I really don't think you could go wrong with.
One of my favourite jewellery stores is Links of London. I always love browsing in their windows and this Christmas was lucky enough to receive on of their bracelets from my husband.
Links of London was founded in 1990. According to their website, Links offer an eclectic mix of men's and women's jewellery in sterling silver and 18 carat gold, with an enviable collection of charms and charm bracelets for you to choose from. We also offer a desirable mix of leather and silver items, for the home or the workplace, or for the perfect gift. Their stat was quite an interesting story that I also read about on their website. The company resulted from a simple request for a pair of fish cufflinks - bizarre but true. A local restaurant owner commissioned the manufacture of a pair of sterling silver cufflinks, as a gift for their loyal restaurant clients. Harvey Nichols, the exclusive London fashion store, loved the design and ordered a whole collection. Links of London was born and today we have grown internationally with stores in the UK, Hong Kong, USA and Canada.
I have always admired their silver jewellery as I always think it looks of really good quality. The silver is bright and shiny and just looks really well made. I have a lot of silver jewellery and much prefer that on me than the look of gold jewellery although I do have some gold pieces too. I asked my husband for a charm bracelet as I have a couple of charms that represent my children. I actually have a little silver footprint that is my daughters real footprint, sent to a special company who can shrink it down into a little charm and also a little bar that has her name on it. I also am planning to get a hand print of my little boy as well as a little bar with his name on too. So, I wanted a nice charm bracelet that I could keep forever that was going to be special to me because my husband gave it to me.
He bought me a gorgeous charm bracelet from Links of London. There were a number to choose from on their website, over 10 different designs but I went for quite a simple looking one as I knew I already had charms to put on it. Links describe this bracelet as, "A classic and timeless Sterling Silver classic charm bracelet with our signature Links of London clasp." The links are quite wide on this bracelet and each one is interspaced with a smaller, almost disc like hoop so the bracelet will sit flat against your arm. The clasp is lovely. It is oval shaped and has Links engraved on the top part and London engraved on the bottom part. The bracelet attaches together by putting the t-bar on the other side of the bracelet through the oval and pulling it through. You need to line up the t-bar with one of the hoops in order to pull it through the oval and sometimes it can be a bit fiddly and will take me a good 5 minutes to try and do it but I have always been able to put this bracelet on on my own which is a good thing. I find it easier to take off than put on and can do that on my own too.
The bracelet came wonderfully presented as well. It was tissue wrapped, pouched, boxed in a lovely nice cream cardboard box, ribboned and bowed with a lovely black and white ribbon and Links say this is to preserve that element of mystery and indulgence. It was a lovely present. I saw from the website that my husband paid £95 and I am really pleased with the look and quality of this lovely bracelet.