X by Trollbeads was officially launched on 17 September 2013, with the collection making its debut on 18 September 2013.
There was a lot of mystery surrounding the launch of this new brand, with details being kept secret right up to the launch.
X by Trollbeads concept is a unique combination of individual rubber, bronze, silver and gold X links, that ‘slot’ together so you can create an individual bracelet to fit any style or budget.
The linking mechanism uses an X-shaped beveled edge connection that allows the links to connect with a simple “twist”, to create bespoke pieces of jewellery secured with one of two locks in silver or bronze.
A single link costs £1.30 for rubber, £15.00 for bronze, £24.00 for silver and £538 for 18ct gold. Also available are plain ‘double’ links, a range of decorative links and a choice of locks. The possible combinations are endless!
Below is the sizing guide taken from xbytrollbeads.com:
To find the length you need, measure tightly where your wrist is broadest and add another 2 centimeter (0.8 in).
Then work out how many links you’ll need to make a complete bracelet:
Single links (and also the double links Aries and Leo) are approximately 1 cm/0,4″. All other double links and locks are approximately 2cm / 0,8″.
The possibilities are endless when you are the designer of your own bracelet so the length of your bracelet will ultimately depend on which links you choose but, to give you an idea, here are a few examples of how you could compose a 20cm bracelet: