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Product ID: 306457

Silver and Braided Leather Bracelet, "Java Groove"

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Jewelers on the island of Java work in open-air studios creating the sterling silver beads that have been a local art form since the 16th century. This bracelet begins with a technique called repoussé where designs are hammered into a sheet of metal. The textured metal is then curled into a long cylindrical bead, and a mold is made. Sterling silver beads cast from this original mold are then slid onto a braided leather cord to make a handsome bracelet that flatters both men and women.

  • 0.11 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs

  • Leather, 925 sterling silver
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • Combination finish
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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202

Michael HdeC

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04/23/2012

"Not quite what I wanted"

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My children gave me this as a retirement gift -- they call it my hippie bracelet. I like it a lot -- its simple, elegant and beautiful -- and I wear it all the time. As others have noted, though, the leather is quite thin -- 3 mm in diameter -- and the silver bead slides around freely. The bead mostly settles next to the clasp where its relatively hidden. Also, because the clasp is just two hooks of silver wire, you must either leave a gap in the clasp end thats an open hook or bend the hook shut. When I left a gap the bracelet sometimes fell off, so I bent it shut and wear it all the time. Ive had two problems in the three months Ive had the bracelet. First, the leather stretched from the original 8-1/2 to 9, becoming uncomfortably loose even for a 6-6 250 lb guy. Then the leather itself broke, right at the clasp. I fixed both problems by trimming back the broken end of the leather and reattaching the clasp. Its solid again -- for now -- and it fits me better. Without the right kind of craft tools, though, it wouldnt have been easy. I recommend that the Javanese jewelers make two design changes: 1) Use a 5 mm diameter leather strap; the silver bead would fit more snugly and the leather would be less stretchable and prone to breaking. 2) Use a more robust and effective -- but equally pretty -- clasp.

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Java Groove, Silver and Braided Leather Bracelet

joannec

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01/13/2016

"Mens size too large"

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This should be labeled as small and large and have a measurement. This bracelet was too large for the male that I bought it for. Nice design and quality, although there seems like a strong likelihood of losing the bracelet since it is only a hook not a clasp. Returned for refund.

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Dad Dee

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12/18/2013

"Too light"

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Wire hook clasp is too fine and bends easily. May straighten causing loss

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Francine

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01/20/2012

"More attractive to women than men"

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My husband wore it for a few hours but has never worn jewelry other than a wedding ring and watch. I think if it were not so loose he may have liked it, and he is large boned, though thin. It bugged him that it slipped around; the decorative part was also always underneath where it didnt show anyway. I liked it, though, and thought it looked cool!

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Nancy

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01/28/2016

"Mens Silver & Leather Bracelet"

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Husband loved it; unfortunately, it slipped off the 1st time he wore it and was lost. A complete re-design of the clasp is needed.

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JimBob

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03/14/2014

"beautiful product; terrible clasp"

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My wife gave this to me as a present. I had it less than a week, the clasp failed and the bracelet was lost… Do not buy this product, until the change the clasp so you do not throw your money away

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Java Groove, Silver and Braided Leather Bracelet

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07/04/2020

"Wonderful"

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Very cute. I like the mix of copper and silver colors. They are a nice size. I do get complements on them.

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07/02/2020

"Beautiful!"

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I wanted this necklace for a long time before I was finally able to purchase it. It is absolutely gorgeous! The sapphires are not what were used to from a jewelry store. These are raw. They are not sparkly, but are somewhat cloudy. Having said that, it is amazing how much they catch the light and SPARKLE!! I have a LOT of jewelry... fine, handmade, costume.... This is my Favorite piece!! I LOVE this necklace!! Buy it for yourself...you will not regret it??

Best Uses

  • Beautiful evening piece,
  • I'll be wearing for everyday!

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Thai Treasure, Thai Sapphire Necklace

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06/21/2020

"as beautiful as pictured"

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bright and lovely, nice size, great for dressing up or with tees and jeans

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06/20/2020

"Exotic Beautiful"

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I love them.

Tags By Sylvia

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06/14/2020

"Add a little Glitz"

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Beautiful earrings! Add a little sparkle to your ears. Purchased for myself and love them.

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Silver

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From USA -Missouri

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06/01/2020

"Beautifully imperfect"

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This is a piece that I do love. I suspect it will be a favorite necklace. Ethnic-even has a tribal feel that has been made modern. Different than the picture as the saphires are farther apart. Lays differently. But feminine and colorful and each gem has unique markings. Use your half off stamp here. Bit overpriced. Yet I would never trade it. NEAT.

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