American West Gemstone Nugget Sterling Stretch Bracele with Charm
Nice but not durable
I've purchased several of these types of bracelets from QVC and although I enjoy wearing them, the filament breaks within a few wearings. It is a pain to try and get them restrung so the beads & charms lay in a box in my dresser drawer.
I have ordered all the bracelet's and the bird bracelet 3x now every time a friend compliments me on it I give them the bracelet. You can not beat the price for real gem stones Love this bracelet...order many and give away...your friends will love them.
Pricey but I like it so its a keeper
I agree with other reviewers that this is a bit pricey for what you get,. I debated a few times about sending it back, but then I try it on and I do like it, so I guess it's a keeper. I ordered the blue with the bird and it goes with a lot, looks especially nice with jeans or white summer pants. The stones are small. My daughter told me her school kids could make the same thing for a few bucks, but that is not really true. The bird is well done in sterling and this is made with real stones and a few sterling beads, not plastic beads. It is a little rustic looking, but that adds to the charm for me-dare I say hippy-ish which I love. There is some stretch, fine for me as I have a small wrist, but not real stretchy. If you have a large wrist, be cautious. If you get this, I think you will like it, just be aware of what you are getting.
Expected bigger stones
I bought the coral with tthe horse as a layering piece for my other SW stretch bracelets so I thought the coral would be bigger. The colors are pretty and the lapis will work with my other lapis stretch bracelet.I hope it doesn't break. If someone prefers a petite look these would be fine but a bit over priced for the size.
This is a very cute bracelet. Totally overpriced and cheaply made. The second time I wore it I was chasing the beads across the parking lot at my grocery store. It just snapped. I returned the few beads and charm that I was able to retrieve to Qvc for a refund.
Bought all three
Bought all three and an extra blue have to admit the colors are pretty. One blue is prettier than the other but know they are hand made. I do like them and hope they hold up (the stretch feature). I do believe they are a little overpriced for what you get.
Great Natural Style
I ordered this in turquoise with the dragonfly charm. Just received in a few days ago and have been wearing it every since. It is comfortable and feels just right on the wrist. Since this fits so comfortably and I like the style, I will be ordering the other two bracelets as well. I wear a purple beaded bracelet along side it and it looks great. Great natural style. A little overpriced but I am sure that has to do with the quality of the stones.
NOT AS EXPECTED...NOT A STRETCH BRACELET
I bought this "stretch" bracelet for my wife as a Mother's Day Gift. She loves Southwest Jewelry. Prior to wrapping I placed it around 3 fingers on my hand to examine. Slightest movement of my fingers caused bracelet to break! ABSOLUTELY NO STRETCH...appears to be made of monofiliment line with no stretch properties at all. Was excited to give to her, now all I have is a bag of beads which will be sent back with no reorder.
First of all, let me say that I love Carolyn's jewelry.. I own a ton of it. Own several of her stretch bracelets and love them. So, I expected the same quality in this one. I ordered the blue with the bird. The colors were very nice, but it looked like something a child assembled. I wore it, hoping it would look better on and would loosen. But, it did not. So, with regret, I am returning it. I will definitely keep buying her jewelry, I just hope she improves the next stretch bracelets she makes. I gave it a one star because the colors are bright and pretty, but the overall bracelet is just not up to par.
Get all three!
I purchased all three of these great bracelets. At first I was going to get only one and boy am I glad I got all three. These look great layered together! I can't imagine one by itself. Carolyns jewelry tends to be a little chunky which is okay by me, I love substantial peices. These bracelets are NOt like her normal things, they are on the small and delicate side. If you like big and chunky, order all three. If you like light and delicate wear one at a time.