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Balmoral Victorian Slide Bracelet by Sweet Romance
Balmoral Victorian Slide Bracelet by Sweet Romance
Balmoral Victorian Slide Bracelet by Sweet Romance
Balmoral Victorian Slide Bracelet by Sweet Romance

Balmoral Victorian Slide Bracelet by Sweet Romance

Regular price
$120.00 USD
Sale price
$108.00 USD

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 sequence of Victorian era jewelry parts, enameled and set with colored crystal and vintage stones. Conveying the keepsake melange of the originals, it is finished in gold, silver and bronze. Several different lengths are now available. Made in our Los Angeles studio. I had the great pleasure of designing this slide bracelet for the V&A museum.

 


When vintage looked back on the antiquarian 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."