During the Victorian era, slide bracelets were made from old keepsake
jewelry parts, stickpin heads, rings, small pins and buttons. They
became known as "slide" bracelets because of the movement of their
elements on a chain. Ours is a dainty sequence of Victorian era ovals,
diamonds, hearts and squares enameled and set with colored crystal and
vintage stones. Conveying the keepsake melange of the originals, it is
finished in 14K gold, silver and bronze. Foldover clasp has a mounted
garnet baguette. Made in our Los Angeles studio. Signed. Trademark
Sweet Romance USA.
***This bracelet is available in 8" for an additional $15 ***
Last photo shows all of our slide bracelets
When vintage looked back on the antique past...a little background...
Bracelets as fashion took hold in the early 1900s. McCalls magazine
commented that "novelty" bracelets had become acceptable ornaments for
daytime wear. The editor promoted gathering bits and bobs and mismatched
jewelry parts to string as bracelets and to share this pastime among
friends. She further remarked that slide bracelets served to "remind us
of the tastes and fashion of our grandmothers."