Precious Friendship Bracelet in Hessonite Garnet (SM129)
These are fabulous faceted rondelles of hessonite garnet in graduated shades of amber.
I love the inner glow of these garnets, the graduations in colour emphasising the richness of them.
I've used gold vermeil for the clasp and extender chain. Gold vermeil is 18ct gold laid onto sterling silver and this sets of the bracelet very nicely.
The bracelet is 7.5" (195mm) long, fastening with a lobster clasp. It has a 1" extender chain which I've finished off with a sweet little charm using one of the garnets and a little carnelian.
My top tip for fastening: if there is no-one around to help you do it up, thread a piece of cord through a link in the chain and grip it with your hand. This holds that end of the bracelet steady while you open the clasp and hook it onto the ring to fasten it.