Product Type: Links of London Bracelet Gold
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Links of London Sweetie Bracelet
Member Name: caz-3124
Links of London Sweetie Bracelet
Advantages: Lots of fun creating your own bracelet
Disadvantages: Prices are high
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.
Summary: Lovely and flexible gift
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