Slide Bracelets

5 Mar

Victorian-style slide bracelets – sometimes called slide charms or sliders – are unique collectibles that make great gifts. Or they can become a treasured heirloom in your family.

You can choose from 14 karat yellow or white gold and from a selection of stones: Amethyst, Blue Topaz, Citrine, Garnet, Peridot, cameo, and more. Each slide is made with holes to slide onto a chain bracelet.

The slide bracelet concept allows you to begin with a plain two-strand starter slide bracelet, like this:

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14K Yellow Gold Starter Slide Bracelet

Then, you add slides to it whenever you wish, like these:

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14k Yellow Gold Butterfly Slide with Peridot
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14k Yellow Gold Swirl Slide with Pink Tourmaline

Or you can buy a complete Slide Bracelet, like this:

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14k Yellow Gold Complete Slide Bracelet
Rainbow slide bracelet featuring Garnet, Peridot, Amethyst, Citrine, Blue Topaz, Garnet, Peridot, Citrine, and Amethyst slides with our bulls eye clasp.

The Story of Victorian Slide Bracelets
During the Victorian Era, 1837-1901, jewelry became more commonplace due to a growth of wealth in the middle class. Successful businessmen displayed their wealth by buying expensive jewelry their wives.

Some women from that era wore hunting case watches around their necks on long chains with a decorative slide on it. The slide allowed them to adjust the watch to a specific position. Wristwatches eventually replaced necklace timepieces, and antique enthusiasts began collecting those watch slides around the 1930's and making them into bracelets.

They cut the slide off the watch chain and strung it on a double-strand chain bracelet. Eventually, they collected enough to complete a full bracelet. The Victorian style slide bracelet was born.

Over the next several decades, slides became lighter, and designs became more modern. In the 1990s, reproductions of the Victorian Era slides became popular again.

SOURCE
Brooks Fine Jewelry

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