"A collection of charms is a wonderful way to tell the story of your life around your wrist," said Mitchell Ousley, President, CEO and lead designer at Montesino International. "What makes our bracelet different is that we offer four separate areas to display the charms that are symbolic in the couple's life, - tiny treasures that capture tokens of yesterday, today, tomorrow and dreams." Ousley added that one of his outstanding customers, David Rosenblatt, with Marshall's Jewelers in Bardstown, Kentucky, had suggested designing a piece that celebrates relationships and marriage. Rosenblatt had envisioned two rings joining together, so with that in mind, creating the piece with meaning and symbolism came easily for Ousley.
Each Shared Moments bracelet comes with two gender symbol charms, selected at the time of purchase, and all combinations are available. Ousley custom-designed the piece in sterling silver with gold accents and carefully crafted the heart-shaped openings to allow for 16 charms to be on display, four on each quadrant. "Every bracelet will tell a different story, one that's unique and important to that person as well as that person's partner," added Ousley. "It may showcase the journey of the couple, their past, present and future, what their shared dreams are or the successes of their time together as one."
Charms may be added or removed from the bracelet to diverge from or enhance the story at any time. According to Ousley, there are no limitations on what types of charms may be displayed. "One can purchase a vacation destination charm, or a special occasion charm, something from an important business trip or other historical happening," noted Ousley. "Jewelry retailers worldwide offer a multitude of charms so the stories you share on your wrist could be endless."
The Shared Moments bracelet will be sold at hundreds of fine jewelry retailers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Retail pricing begins at $199.
All pieces in Montesino's collections are inspired by Ousley's love for the outdoors, traveling, nature and even some of America's favorite pastimes including golfing, boating and fishing. While the Caribbean Hook Bracelet is the company's signature item, Montesino collections also feature coordinating pendants, earrings and rings. For more information please visit www.caribbeanbracelet.com.