Wimbledon championship edition sweetie bracelet in solid sterling silver with bright red strawberry charm for £150; buy bracelets and charms direct through The Wimbledon online shop or through Links of London, the official suppliers of jewellery for the Wimbledon championships that finalized July 4, 2010.
What’s The Bracelet Sweetie Idea all About?
It’s an ingenious idea that started about 8 years ago. Ingenious why? Because it’s not just another charm bracelet for collectors, but one that strikes us all, at any age, where we feel pleasure – our sweet tooth. What? No, it’s not about “sweethearts in love” but about sweet candy bracelets, like the ones we used to wear as kids, and the bracelets that now have candy and even Hello Kitty dangling charms and candied hearts which we give as favors at children’s parties.
You can easily see the similarities of the yummy candy bracelets and the sterling silver ones made by Links of London. They both have an elastic center onto which disks or charms can be strung. You can add dangles and beads to look like candy or create your own personalized version with hundreds of charms to select from. The sweetie bracelets and charms developed by Links of London have been imitated, but they remain the only genuine ones. Although they’re not exactly as cheap as the edible ones, they are even more tantalizing than the children’s varieties.
Oh by the way, speaking about yummy bracelets, there’s an unknown jewelry artist that makes some very delicious-looking bracelets, and although we don’t know the artist’s name, they can be viewed online at a personal website called Arts and Candies.
We mention this unknown designer because the pieces are such delightful examples of sweet jewelry, dealing with candy and chocolate, and although they aren’t edible, they look good enough to eat. The one that’s inspired by Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is done with chain and has attached handmade charms, but the chunkier bracelet by the Arts and Candies designer is strung together similar to how the lynx of London sweetie bracelet designs are crafted – with elastic. Yes, I know we sometimes get a little sidetracked, especially when it has to do with sweet things! So let’s get back to the genuine sweetie bracelet styles that the renowned London jewelers have brought to sweet lovers.
Gold and Silver Sweetie Bracelets
The basic silver sweetie bracelet by Links of London is a series of disks (or rings) and costs about £110, and can be ordered online.
The gold sweetie bracelet designs are much more expensive. One has a zillion silver disk-like rings and just 5 gold ones as accents. The yellow disks are plated (or what is called rolled) with 18ct gold. The size of the bracelet is not really an issue because the elastic inner band stretches to fit most wrists. Other decorative charms can be added to this style. The bracelet, without extra charms, costs £210.
Getting more elaborate, the rolled gold bracelet, which is in fact solid silver with a gold outer coating, is a pricey little investment. It costs £830 without additional charms. Naturally, it’s an exquisite piece of jewelry for those who haven’t outgrown their childhood memories of sweet candy, but have more than a child’s allowance with which to buy their treats. Again, one size fits all.
There are quite a few variations of the gold sweetie bracelet, including ones with rock crystals (like rock candy) and rose gold ones for £175, and one with seven round freshwater pearls for £435.
The ones in rose gold are stunning and priced at just $195, which is a bargain considering that the yellow gold version costs over £800. There are lots of charms to add to any of the gold bracelets, including ones that dangle. Which brings us to the topic of charms for sweetie bracelets, and what styles there are and how much they cost once you already have the basic bracelet.
Links Of London Charms For Sweetie Bracelets
The basic price range for the silver sweetie bracelet charms is around £35 to £45, however there are some that are £95, and yet others that go all the way up to over £300. Some of the newest series for the Wimbledon collection, like the tennis ball charm, costs £450.
(By the way, I’m quoting GBP, but the Links of London website offers prices in USD, Canadian Dollars and Euros depending on where you’re shopping and in what currency you’ll be paying. It’s easy to see your price with just a click of a button.)
The sweetie bracelet charm that’s exclusively unique to Links is the I love You / I Links You charm that’s available for about £45.
Another original design, created specifically for the Wimbledon sweetie series is the strawberry, which oh so well captures the essence of a British summer that includes picnics with strawberries smothered in whipped cream for dessert. The strawberry charm is dripping with wet-like enamel, ultra shiny, ripe and ready to bite into. Blend with other candy or fruit designs to create a very sweet sweetie bracelet.
Here are some of our recommended charms for making a genuinely scrumptious sugar-laden bracelet:
- The mouthwatering cherries charm is silver and retails for £45. The red cherry is perfect for adding a hint color to an otherwise silver bracelet. It can be worn on it’s own or with a whole series of fresh fruit, red strawberries and hearts interspersed.
- The lollipop charms are priced the same, but they’re a fun style because they have a stick dangling down. One has a red and silver cellophane wrapping over the sweet that’s polished to a sheen. The other is a classic lollipop with a pink swirl. These are both great charms to match with the ice Lolly and ice-cream styles to create a summer, bracelet that’s all yours to (not) eat!
- the Ice Lolly charm has a polished green cellophane appearance with icy cool silver lines on a solid silver charm. Goes with all the sweetie bracelets and costs the same – £45.
- a solid silver ice cream charm is fun and stylish, but best of all sweet and delicious to look at. Mix and match with other colored styles.
- don’t leave home without your doughnut charm, glazed with sticky sweet sugar icing and polished to a delicious shimmer. Same price as the other charms.
What delicious fun it is to choose colored or gold / silver sweetie charm bracelet styles to make your child-like fantasies come true in adulthood. Being an adult is like being a kid, except you can stay up as late as you want, eat ice-cream and sweets before mealtime, stay up late and read without having to use a (torch) flashlight under the covers, and no one can tell you how to spend your allowance!
For more information on Charms For Bracelets in other fun and colorful styles, and for more information on Pandora, Italian and Juicy Couture Charm Bracelet designs please browse related posts where we suggest where to buy and what’s available in both high end Gold Charms and more affordable Silver Charms for those who collect.