I felt complelled to write this to hopefully inform as much ebay users as possible who are searching for Links of London sweetie bracelets, to think very carefully before bidding.
My boyfriend purchased me a sterling silver sweetie bracelet complete with what he was told were 5 18ct gold links and an 18ct gold heart charm for Christmas. Delighted I wore it instantly and my family and friends were very impressed. 5 days after I recieved it, I noticed that the 'gold' links had faded dramatically. Confused I took it to my mums friend who is a jeweller. She told me that it was a replica of the real thing, completely fake.
The so called gold made my wrist green and the heart charm was made out of tin. The seller told my boyfriend he had bought the bracelet for his ex girlfriend and didnt need it anymore - yeah right! This guy clearly knew what he was doing; when we went to check out his account we were to see he was no longer registered to ebay.
Please do not be fooled by bracelets which are listed with Links of London packaging; I have been told that the bags and gift boxes can be purchased very cheaply online. Also, so not be tempted by a cheap sale; silver sweeties dont go for any less than £98 on the high street; anyone offering it for a fraction of the price either doesnt know its true worth or clearly is selling a fake.
Links of London sweeties are never sold with charms already attached; be wary of those bracelets which are listed with charms already on the bracelet. Also be cautious of sellers who offer a refund if you are not happy with your purchase; this is what my boyfriend was told but when he came to look for the seller, he had already deleted his account; its very much a fake sense of security, luring you to think that the item being sold is genuine.
Please do not get caught out like we did; my bracelet was a very good fake but at a fraction of the price; we should have known better.