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 the pieces on the chain. Ours is a sequence of Victorian design jewelry elements, enameled and set with colored crystal and vintage stones. Mounted on the clasp is a tiny book locket. Plated in rich 14Kgold, .925 silver and bronze. Set with crystal and vintage stones. Exquisite detail. Made at Sweet Romance in our Los Angeles studio.
Choice of 7" (17.75 cm) , 8" (20.3 cm), 9" ( 22.9 cm)A.
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."