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I have always loved the Links of London sweetie bracelets so I was extremely happy when I got one for my 21st birthday last year. The first thing I noticed was that the packaging it came in was lovely, a cream and white box in the same coloured bag tied with ribbon with the Links of London logo on. Looked very expensive and ideally presented to be given as a gift.
The bracelet itself hasn't disappointed either- it's comfortable and lightweight to wear and each time I wear it I receive compliments on how nice it is. Also, it is very versatile and will go well with everything in your wardrobe; I wear mine practically every day!
My favourite thing about he bracelet though is all the charms you can add to it to make it more personal to you, also meaning each one is unique. For example, mine came with a 21 charm on it for my birthday and I have recently got engaged so bought a charm to represent that too. There are hundreds of different charms to choose from in the stores and online to suit everybody's tastes.
The only negative I can think of about the bracelet and Links of London in general is the high price tag. This bracelet is over £100 and the charms are usually £40-£50 each too which is quite expensive for one piece of jewellery. For this reason, I probably wouldn't buy it for myself but really is a perfect present for any jewellery lover.
I got the sweetie bracelet for Christmas two years ago. It's quite heavy, because it is made of solid silver. Over the years I've collected charms for it. As the charms are a bit expensive (but not overpriced as they are gorgeous and worth the money), I only get charms that have significance for me, which has made the bracelet very sentimental. The different charms make the bracelet become unique, even though the sweetie bracelet is quite popular, yet the bracelet simply on its own also looks striking. Links of London have a fabulous range of charms on offer and they are all adorable. I wear it everyday and always get comments on how lovely it looks from other people. The elastic thread keeping the bracelet together snapped a few months ago, but this was probably due to how much I wear it. Thankfully I managed to keep all the parts together and the jewellers I went to rethreaded it for free so it is as good as new. It makes a really good gift, and the variety in price range of the charms make them ideal presents. This is my favourite piece of jewellery (and I own a lot of jewellery!) and I know I will wear it for years to come.
Prior to having children Mr Lools used to like to treat me every now and then. I would often find random gifts from him as a surprise when I got up to go to work or when I got home. Very rarely were these expensive gifts usually something under £20. But there was an occasion when I had been working long hours and I had been quite down. As a treat he bought me a Links of London Sweetie bracelet.
***Links of London Sweetie Bracelet***
The Links of London Sweetie bracelet is described as "pure wrist candy" and is an elasticated bracelet made up of lots of small metal rings (in the case of my bracelet sterling silver). The style of the bracelet has been inspired by candy bracelets according to the Links of London website.
You can add on charms easily to these rings or wear with no charms. The intention of Links of London is that you can add or remove charms yourself to customise the look of the bracelet easily.
The bracelet is available in three sizes small (15cm), medium (16cm) and large (17cm). I have this bracelet in the small size.
The bracelet comes in sterling silver, 18ct gold, dark silver and rose gold. I have this bracelet in sterling silver so my review will be based upon this bracelet and not the other colours.
You can purchase the Links of London Sweetie bracelet direct from Links of London from their online store. If you want to purchase in store there is a store finder on the website which locates your nearest stockists. My local stores includes local independent jewellers, the Fraser Hart chain of jewellers, Fenwicks and House of Fraser. There are also some online jewellers selling this bracelet and you can also purchase on eBay. However there are NO registered traders of Links of London with an eBay store so you do need to be aware of fakes.
The Links of London Sweetie bracelet has an RRP of £130.00. Mr Lools purchased mine two years ago for £110 from a concession within House of Fraser. I have also purchased my charms from independent jewellers which stock Links of London products.
There are over 150 charms that you have the choice of adding on to the bracelet and are sold by Link of London. These are sold individually and prices start from £28 and range up to a whopping £450.
The bracelet comes very well presented which you would expect for a £130 bracelet. The bracelet is inside a velvet drawstring pouch which has the Links of London logo on. The pouch is then inside a presentation box. The presentation box is plain but expensive looking. This is a cream oval box with a navy trim and bow with the Links of London Logo on.
The bracelet is very comfortable to wear. When worn all day and when you get hot it does not irritate your wrist or leave marks. Even because it has lots of links it does not catch or nip your wrist. I have this bracelet in the size small which is 15cm. My wrist is 14.5cm so the bracelet is slightly large but not large enough for it to fall off. If my wrist was 15cm in circumference the bracelet would sit flat to my wrist with no gaps. If your wrist was nearer 15.5cm rather than 15cm I would opt for the medium size as the bracelet would be stretched and gaps would show in the links.
The sterling silver colour is a bright white silver colour rather than dull silver. Each of the links is very shiny and this looks very expensive. The bracelet is quite heavy but not so it feels t is weighing your wrist down and each of the links feel very sturdy so not like they would bend or squash with pressure put on them.
I have four charms currently. I have a sterling silver L charm, a sterling silver cocktail glass charm, a sterling silver heart with diamonte charm and a sterling silver and enamel strawberry. These range in cost from £28 for my initial to £55 for the heart charm. These do work out expensive to purchase but the charms have been a birthday presents. You can however buy other charms that are not Links of London branded providing they have a similar clasp mechanism to attach to the bracelet. This way you can purchase charms for around £5 a piece which is probably more advisable for someone who wants a lot of charms on their bracelet or wants to be constantly changing the charms they are wearing.
The charms are very easy to add and remove. There is a clasp (very much like on a necklace) which allows you to attach the charms to the rings on the bracelet. To remove you simply press down the clasp and the charm can be removed. Although easy to remove the charms are secure and you do not feel like you can lose charms.
Because the bracelet is made up of so many rings (links) you could attach a charm to almost everyone of these. In my opinion this would look too much (and cost a fortune). I currently have four charms and only ever would probably wear 4 charms as a maximum just because I do not like the bracelet to look cluttered. There are occasions that I only wear one or two charms. I also like the bracelet on its own without the charms and for smarter occasions I have worn the silver bracelet without any charms. The charms are attractive but something that used to irritate me (and my colleague that sat next to me) was the noise of them on surfaces. When I was typing or using my mouse I used to constantly hear the bracelet dragging on my desk which caused a lot of annoyance therefore I found myself not wearing the charms on the bracelet for work.
I have been wearing this bracelet regularly for almost 2 years now. The bracelet is still in excellent condition and looks as new. I was slightly concerned that because the bracelet is elasticated it might stretch slightly or go baggy but this is not the case. Even when my children have grabbed the bracelet when it has been around my wrist and pulled it they have not snapped the bracelet.
The bracelet has been cleaned with sterling silver jewellery cleaner once. The bracelet still looked reasonably shiny but did not have the same white silver appearance as it did when it was first bought. I removed the charms and cleaned and within minutes the white silver appearance was back again.
This is a lovely piece of jewellery which I feel is quite a "safe" option to give as a gift as it is plain but can be customised. The different sizes of the bracelet makes this suitable for those with smaller and larger wrists rather than being a "one size fits all" type of product. The bracelet available in sterling silver but also dark silver, gold and rose gold so caters for a variety of tastes. With 150 different charms available this standard bracelet can be turned into your own unique bracelet.
The main disadvantage of this bracelet is the cost. At £130 this is a relatively expensive "charm" bracelet if you consider Pandora charm bracelets cost around £60 for the bracelet. The charms to go with this bracelet are also expensive starting at £28.00 each all the way up to £480. Of course you can simply wear the Sweetie bracelet without charms but this defeats the point of it being a "charm" bracelet.
Not only does the bracelet look good it is also comfortable to wear and made to a good quality which you would expect for £130. After 2 years of wear my bracelet looks as new and I'm sure will look this way for years to come.
A lovely gift that I will treasure for a long time.
I came across this product whilst on dooyoo ironincally enough, whilst randomly going through the new reviews page. I head it was a very popular product, cult product even and I decided to read more as I had not heard of it.
Several reviews later my curiosity was definitely piqued. When I was asked what I would like for Christmas a couple of weeks later, as I couldn't really think of anything much, I decided to mention this bracelet though not being too concerned if I got it or not. I don't really have any or very little 'proper jewellry' at present, just bits and pieces from Accessorise or Arogs and so on so I thought it could be nice.
As you may have guessed, I did indeed get it as a present. At this point, I will say that the presentation was rather nice (as it should be for their prices). The item is placed in a soft black drawstring pouch and then placed on tissue paper and placed inside one of their boxes and tied with their classic cream and navy ribbon. This is then put into the branded Links of London gift bag.
For those (like me) who haven't heard of this bracelet, let me explain. This is a bracelet that is based on elasticate and is composed of loads of sterling silver rings. Spread around the bracelet are 6 split rings, similar to keyrings, upon which you slide charms on and off. You can off course wear the bracelet plain, but the ideas is to buy charms from their collection and play around putting different ones on and so on and create something unique and special to you.
The bracelet comes in 3 sizes, Small (15cm), Medium (16cm) and Large (17cm). I said I wanted the Medium without bothering to measure my wrist for some reason. I just assumed Medium was the one to go for never having thought of my wrists as particularly big or small. I measured my wrist a few days ago just out of interest and found it was about 153 so maybe the Small would have been better but the Medium feels fine to me and like the bear's porridge, is not too tight but not too loose. I have found out that bracelets can snap so perhaps this is a good thing as if it was tighter, the elastic would be streched more each time I pulled it on and off, therefore, suffer more wear and tear and thus more likely to break.
The cost of this bracelet is £110. You can also get this bracelet in gold, dark silver, a mix of the two and rose gold. This ups the price dramatically of course and the most expensive ones are several hundred pounds and the charms also cost more correspondingly so it's quite a 'committment' to make if you buy a more unusual one.
Links sell hundreds of charms that you can put on this. They range from lettes, so you can put your initials, to animal charms, fashion and beauty charms, food charms, seasonal charms, such as Jingle Bells, or Wimbledon, luck and love charms and many more randon ones to boot. You can make suggestions to Links about charms that you would like to see made though I think that there would have to be a substantial demand for it to go further. The sterling silver charms which match this bracelet are normally in the range of £35 to £55. Charms in other materials or with 'special features' cost more.
You can buy the bracelet and charms at one of their stores which are dotted about, the website has a store locator, or online. Standard delivery is £6. Their website isn't hugely user friendly and I know there was quite an issue when the Sale didn't go live as promised due to computer problems.
At the moment, I have had quite a bit of fun looking through their range of charms and picking out the ones that I would like to try and get. Some of their charms remain constantly, some less popular ones may be phased out and replaced with different ones so it's worth keeping an eye on the different designs. It also makes it very easy for people who want to buy you a gift as you can simply direct them to the charms you have your eye on.
One final word of advice if you decide to buy online, is to avoid ebay and all the other clone sites of which I have discovered there are many. If you buy from a clone site, you will often end up with something that is of poor quality and fades/tarnishes easily.
I first heard of links of london about six months ago, my sister is a big fan and always up to date with recent fashion trends and got me hooked on it. It seems to be really popular and have recently noticed lots of people wearing them.
My first links of london purchase was this sweetie bracelet and then you can buy many charms to add to the bracelet, this can be expensive i own six charms for my bracelet the charms can cost from £40 upwards for one, the bracelet cost £110. My bracelet and charms have cost me £350 in total which is a little expensive for one piece of jewelery.
The bracelet can be bought on the links of london website or shops, the packaging is amazing and very classy, the bracelet came in a box thats cream and black with the links of london trademark embossed on it and with a black ribbon on the box. Once you open the box the bracelet is in side a velour black drawstring pouch and the pouch has the trademark in gold writing. It looks lovely and would make a fantastic present the way it is presented.
The bracelet is made up of lots of small sterling silver hoops, the hoops are held on a expandable elasticate. There is one thick hoop that is hallmarked. The bracelet comes in 3 sizes so you can have a perfect fit small-150mm medium-160mm and large-170mm. I was going to count how many hoops there are but i gave up counting.
Once you have your bracelet you can then start buying your charms, thats the fun part for me. They have over 150 charms to choose from including ballet shoes, enamel hearts, engagement rings and scottie dog and many more.I prefer to go to the shop to have my charms added and have never been charged for it. As i have said they cost from £40, yes it can be expensive but i asked for them for birthdays and christmas presents and i have bought a few myself.
The bracelet strong and very well made and its sterling silver which i trust, i have had no problems with mine its not tarnished in colour and i have done the dishes many times while wearing it. Its very comfortable to wear and light on my wrist. I have had many compliment while wearing it and have now got a few friends hooked on links of london. I have bought them online and they arrive fast and safely. The shops have fantastic and helpful customer service which is a must for me.
Be careful when buying online and only use the genuine links of london web page as i have noticed many fakes on ebay and i must say are terrible fakes at that.
Im happy to pay the prices for the links of london items as its great quality i give it 5 dooyoo stars.
I have always loved the Links of London sweetie bracelet. And was very lucky to be a proud owner for Christmas.
***A bit about the bracelet****
The bracelet is expandable so fits most adults if bought is size medium. It is made up of lots of sterling silver rings and looks very similar to the candy bracelet I had when I was a child. Looks the same way in that every piece of candy is equivilent to a sterling silver ring to make up the bracelet. The bracelet is quite heavy and well made. No worries that it is going to break easily.
The bracelet has a tag with the Links of London logo so you can distinguish it from many other retailers that are selling very similar sweetie bracelets at a fraction of the price.
The great thing I love about this bracelet is because you can build a story and add charms that mean something in your life. The first charm I plan to buy is a engagement ring one which retails at £40 and then an initial which retails at a lower price of around £25.
There are over 150 charms available. So everyones bracelet is different with their own story to tell!
Every bracelet comes in a beautiful Links of London signature box with a large black ribbon and then this comes in a Links of London signature bag. Well done to Links of London for the packaging. My eyes lit up when I saw the bag.
The bracelet cost my other half £110 but then you need to add postage of £7 if bought from the Links of London website. Their postage is quite pricy or you could purchase from one of the many shops they have in the country.
I think the bracelet looks quite plain without charms and I prefer a couple of charms but looks nice without. People will notice the bracelet whenever you go out. Ive had a few nice comments.
Charms then retail about £25-£50. Higher end being those with gem stones in.
The price is not much different to a Pandora bracelet but personally I prefer the Links of London and absolutely love it! Highly recommended product
The Links of London Sweetie Bracelet is made up of lots of sterling silver links on an elasticated band, in a similar design to the candy bracelets you can buy from the newsagents! Every so often there is a split link, a bit like a keyring, which is where you can attach charms to if you wish. There is one slightly thicker link which has the Links of London logo engraved into it.
The bracelet comes in 3 different sizes, small, medium and large. I would say I have very small wrists but I actually have the medium. It does drop down onto my hand slightly but this isn't a problem, this is where most my bracelets sit.
I got bought this as a present from my boyfriend for Christmas, but having looked on the website the bracelet retails at £110.00. I think this is a bit pricey but my friend bought a 'fake one' and comparing them both together mine feels so much more expensive, sturdier and is more shiney.
The bracelet comes in a little black pouch with the links of london logo on in, inside a lovely little cream oval shaped box, again with the links logo on top, wrapped up in a black bow, inside a links of london gift bag! It looks really classy and expensive, I have kept my pouch, box and bag. For this reason I think it makes a really nice gift.
I would be very careful of websites trying to sell you fake ones as there are a lot of them about, so make sure you use the official website.
You can buy charms to go on the bracelet, most jewellers sell these, or again you can order them from the offical website. Charms start from about £30.00.
I personally like my bracelet plain. If I was to have a charm I think I would just have the one.
I wear my bracelet every day, it sits nicely on the wrist and doesn't get in the way or weigh your wrist down like some bracelets do. It is a good solid piece of jewellery and even though it is only strung together on a piece of elastic, it feels quite strong.
I feel very classy when wearing my bracelet and I have had lots of compliments on it.
Links of London recommend you get your bracelet re-strung every 12 months. I got mine at Christmas and have worn it every day since, it doesn't feel at all loose - but I don't have any charms on mine, so perhaps the charms weigh it down a bit more.
I normally prefer white gold jewellery, rather than sterling silver, but this is very good quality - it has stayed nice and shiney and has not tarnished at all.
If you are looking for a classy bit of jewellery for every day, I think this makes a great gift and the charms (if you like them) can be very sentimental and a lovely keepsake.
Thank you for reading.
I love links of london and for the past 3 years i have only ever asked for there jewellery and charms, i am very lucky my family and husband always oblige.
I first seen the sweetie bracelet in the links of london shop in london when i was on a little trip i instantly feel in love with the jewellery and felt like a kid in a candy store. It was on this trip that my partner shelled out £110 just for the bracelet alone although soon i was going to own a large collection of charms too.
The bracelet is sterling silver and made up of tiny hoops of silver to look like the candy necklaces hence the name sweetie bracelet.
It has an elastic cord running through the bracelet this makes it stretchy,the hallmarks are on the barrel with the links of london name.
I received a lovely oval box, black ribbon and a gift bag i felt very proud to walk with my gift bag but the bracelet was on my wrist already.
The charms are attached with a split ring looks like a keyring type hoop, to start with i used to take every new charm to the jewellers to have it put on but started to cost a small fortune so now i buy the split rings and do it myself. The charms can be put on the bracelet anywhere you want.
The bracelet feels heavy in my hand but not noticed it heavy on my wrist, its extremely comfortable to wear and i think it looks great.
I highly recommend the sweetie bracelet as an unusual gift that you can add charms to year after year.
Product: Links of London Sterling Silver Sweetie Bracelet
What links of London say:
We 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.
I purchased my sweetie bracelet from the official links of London website: www.linksoflondon.com , there are a lot of unofficial sites out there claiming to be links of London but aren't so make sure it's the official site you're using or a recommended stockist from Links of London.
I had wanted a sweetie bracelet for quite a while, the thing that attracted me the most was knowing that I could build up the bracelet, add my own charms whilst making it as unique and individual as I wanted. I figured that buying a more expensive bracelet would be of better quality and hopefully last me for years to come.
The sweetie bracelets are Sterling Silver Links threaded onto a elasticated bracelet. You can choose from 3 different sized bracelets: small, medium and large, I opted for medium. I paid £110.00 for the bracelet and £6.00 for standard delivery charge which I felt was a bit steep.
With over 150 charms to choose from you're spoilt for choice. Silver charms start from £35-£65. As of yet I have the Butterfly Charm: £35.00, Pegasus Charm: £45.00 and the Teddy Bear Charm: £45.00. The charms themselves are quite expensive as they're just a couple of cms but the quality of them is fantastic and it's obvious to see that they're well made.
The only downside I have with the bracelet is that a few months into buying it I lightly pulled the bracelet on something and the elastic snapped. Luckily I was at work at my desk so could easily retrieve my links and charms. I thought at £110 the bracelet would be more secure and better made with something more reliable and stronger than the elastic, for me that's the only disappointment.
I had to pay £15.00 to have my damaged bracelet re-threaded, I was still within the guarantee period so felt this was a little harsh. Although the customer service team were very helpful and efficient, despite being low on staff at that particular moment they ensured I received my bracelet back speedily and newly polished too.
I've also read elsewhere that in time the elastic on the sweetie bracelet does loosen so it needs to be re-threaded every 12 months or so, there is a charge for this.
I wear my bracelet daily and have had so many lovely compliments about it, love it.
My husband bought me a sweetie bracelet for my Birthday. It was a last minute decision as we just happened to walk past the Links of London counter in Selfridges.
I don't wear a lot of jewellery, but I immediately liked the sweetie bracelet because of it's simplicity.
It's made of sterling silver and is reminiscent of the candy bracelets you could buy years ago - hence the name.
The bracelet is made up of about 80 little silver rings - all strung together through a piece of strong elastic. Equally spaced around the bracelet are 6 slightly different rings that can have charms attached to them. There are lots of different styles of charms available so you can personalise and change the look of your bracelet. As yet I have no charms on mine, but it looks great on it's own anyway.
Covering the join of the elastic there is a larger chunky silver circle, stamped with Links of London
The bracelet is surprisingly heavy and feels like a substantial piece of jewellery when you wear it.
I would warn that the sizings are quite stingy. I'm only small and have fairly skinny wrists, but I tried a small on and found it to be quite tight, so bought a medium which fits perfectly.
The bracelet comes packaged in a black fleece drawstring pouch, which is put inside a nice Links of London canvas effect oval shaped box.
At £110 it is quite expensive for a silver bracelet, but I consider it to be a lifetime investment as it's a quality piece in a style that won't date.
The shop assistant told me that the elastic needs to be re-strung about every 3 years at a cost of around £10.
This would make a lovely gift for someone special.
Links of London is becoming more of a popular name they are a well established retailers of gold and silver jewellery. The perhaps most popular item which is very well known is the Sterling Silver Sweetie Charm Bracelet.
This bracelet is very popular and over the last 3 years many other high street retailers have copied this popular design to launch knock off's at more affordable prices.
I bought this bracelet for my daughter a few Christmases ago, she really likes this style and she has rather slim wrists and never finds bracelets to fit or that look any good.
We went shopping and she tried on the medium (at the time which was the small) and although it was slightly big, she wanted it, so I bought it for her. Her sister also bought one, exactly the same size and she has larger wrists, but it seemed to fit both of them fine. The large was rather large, I think the slimmer wristed one, would have preferred a small, but we were told at the time, that the one she tried on was as small as they got.
The reason behind the name of the piece is simply the bracelet looks like one of those sweetie bracelets you pick in your pick and mix, but this is silver. They are not as chunky as the actual sweet made sweetie bracelets but are not thin either. I think they look better on those with bigger wrists.
The sweetie bracelet itself is made up of individual solid silver rings all lined up together by two threads of elastic to create the actual bracelet, there is also one link (silver ring) that is slightly larger and bares the Links logo and name. The bracelet also comes with 6 coiled rings for attaching charms but they are not obvious and do not stand out and therefore look fine without charms too.
The idea of the sweetie bracelet is to add charms to it, there is a wide range of charms available to suits all personalities and people, this ends up creating a completely unique piece which is individual to you. My daughters both like theirs with no charms though and at anywhere from £30 a charm I would think I'd be the same.
The cost of this bracelet was £90 at the time of purchase, I believe they are more expensive now, this is a large sum to spend on a bracelet that is tied together with elastic but the elastic is rather thick and in over 2 years we haven't had any accidents on either bracelet. But I would definitely consider buying the cheaper option from next which looks very similar for £15.
Links London stock is now sold in jewelers across the country and you don't have to visit a Links shop. I got this one in a local jewelers and an glad I did so, it comes with the same guarantees as it does from a Links shop.
My daughters both love them and wear them a lot, but they are costly and not everyone's cup of tea.
Links of London are well established retailers of uniquely styled gold and silver jewellery. The particular product under review is the Sterling Silver Sweetie Charm Bracelet which retails at £110 and is by far one of Links' more popular items.
With an extensive range of charms available to suits all moods and occasions you can really make this bracelet a unique piece of jewellery and personal to you.
The bracelet is made up of small solid silver rings linked together by two threads of strong elastic. As shown in the top of the picture there is a slightly thick ring branded with 'Links London' and the bracelet also comes with 6 coiled rings for attaching charms.
When I first realised the bracelet was threaded with elastic I was a bit wary, as the bracelet is quite expensive I was worried it would be a waste of money if the elastic was to snap. However, the elastic is extremely durable and doesn't feel as though it may break at all. And, if the bracelet did snap, you can get it rethreaded at a Links of London store.
The bracelet is available in 3 sizes. Small, medium and large. I'm quite a petite frame with extremely skinny wrists yet I have taken a medium. The small size is very small and would probably fit a child. If you are considering buying this bracelet as a gift, that's something to bare in mind and I would advise either taking the recipient with you or someone a similar build if it's a surprise.
If you're buying it as a birthday gift, take the recipient with you within a week of their birthday, show ID and Links will give you 10% off your purchase. My boyfriend bought this bracelet for my 21st and his parents bought me the 21 charm to go with it and although it doesn't save a great deal, it's worth doing.
The staff at every Links branch I've been too have been very helpful and knowledgeable (probably due to their staff discount, their arms are stacked with these bracelets!). They are willing to get charms out for you to look at and see how they would look on your bracelet. They are also very patient, I took a long time deciding on whether to get a small or medium, even though small was too tight!
Although £110 is a lot of money, as a gift this bracelet is well worth it. I love it and haven't taken it off, though I wouldn't have spent this much money on myself. It is a very luxurious item and excellent quality that will last and it's different. My only criticism would be the fact that it pinches sometimes and I even have thought about waxing my forearm... but as they say, pain is beauty!
I would definately recommend the Sweetie Bracelet
Some people have the view that £110 for this bracelet is over priced. However, since I was given mine by my grandmother on my 21st birthday, not a day has gone by when I haven't worn it! A piece of jewellery worn (if not all) then most days for a lifetime is an investment worth making and in the long run, the more you wear it, the better value it becomes. I hope to still be wearing mine when I am my grandmother's age (85!) and may it remind me of her every day!
The sweetie bracelet is Links of London's signature and also most popular piece. There are many reasons for the bracelets popularity! Firstly, it goes with anything...literally anything...! Whether dressed up in a pretty dress for a night out or just everyday mundane tasks, the sweetie bracelet looks classic, elegant, pretty and understated. It is not a grotesque label flasher with an obviously viewable logo (think Tiffany's or Chanel) but a chic and discreet piece of jewellery which can be customised to your own personality.
Many people prefer to wear their sweetie bracelet plain, however, there is the option of collecting charms (either form Links of London or elsewhere) which are easily attached to the bracelet via split rings which are hardly noticeable at first glance. Each bracelet comes with five split rings for your first five charms additional rings can be purchased at Links of London stores or on the online shop.
The sweetie bracelet comes in three different sizes; small, medium and large. The store staff will recommend getting a snugger fitting bracelet as the elastic can loosen up slightly over time. However, don't let this put you off as Links of London run a 'restringing service' so if your sweetie bracelet gets too large (mine hasn't changed size at all yet!) you can have it put on a tighter elastic (also good for if you lose/ put on weight!)
The sweetie bracelet comes packaged in a small cream gift box, inside which is a suede pouch with the 'Links' logo, the gift bags are tied with a 'Links' logo ribbon....I'm not usually a sucker for packaging but this really was a cut above!
I would highly recommend the sweetie bracelet as a special, timeless gift for any girl!!
Ever been stuck for gift ideas? I know I have and it drives me crazy it is so frustrating so when I spoke to a lady in a jewlery shop she recomended a Links of london bracelet for my mum. Not only would this sort my present for her out it would also mean I'd be sorted in the future!
I could buy charms for all occasions. Christmas, mothers day, birthdays and other times too.
This bracelet will set you back around £110 maybe more, you need to shop around, do not be put off by the price I can see why you would be I know I hesitated but it really is a good idea!
You can wear the bracelet on its own or with the added charms, it can also be personalised you can change charms over to suit your mood or to even match your outfits!!!
Charms are widely avaliable to buy they come in a variety of, Gold, Sterling silver, and conbinations of gems, CZ and more so do have a look!
You can buy charms to match the occasion you are buying them for such as a heart for valentines day or a present for birthdays.
The bracelet comes in different types from plain sterling silver to a mix of gold and Silver as well as some containing Rhodium and shell. Do bear in mind though that the more gold or other items the bracelet contains the more expensive it will become in the long run.
It is a gorgous bracelet and is a fantastic keep sake it will mean a lot to any one as each bracelet is different no other women will own the same one with the same meaning, they are all individual and mean different things to different people. This is what makes it such a great gift so much thought goes into one of these beautiful bracelets!
Every woman should own one of these it is truely beautiful and versatile it can be worn in so many different ways and will never clash with an outfit. It is ideal for every day wear or even for just keeping it back for best!
If your stuck have a look into one of these, you won't be left dissapointed!
Sterling Silver. Create your own style by adding pendants to this band.