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A Promise Made

A Kaspar & Esh add-a-link starter bracelet is a promise.

It is a promise we make to you – to be here to help you to start your bracelet, to answer your questions, to finish your bracelet, and above all to never compromise on quality so that each link you add to your bracelet is identical in manufacturing and material to quality to the ones you started with.

It is a promise you make to a loved one – a wife, a mother, a daughter – to be there not at only at the moment you start her bracelet, but to be there while she builds it and when she finishes it.

It is a promise you make to yourself – to invest in a piece of jewelry that will last you a lifetime, to reward yourself for challenges met, and to remind you that some of the most important commitments can be to yourself.

A promise can be intimidating because it implies a commitment into a future which can be challenging and uncertain, with its share of ups and downs and risks and rewards. But this is precisely what makes a promise so valuable. We invite you to make your promise, and trust us to help you keep it.

Our bracelet links are cast in our factory right here in New York City, in 14K plumb gold alloyed by our skilled metallurgist according to our proprietary blend of gold and base metals. Our diamonds are certified conflict-free and are guaranteed natural diamonds. Our snake chains and steel link pins are made for us by quality manufacturers in Rhode Island and Switzerland. We have been manufacturing fine jewelry here in New York City for over 100 years.
A Promise Kept

Since 1916 we have been keeping promises. When you complete your bracelet by adding the clasp, we help you keep the promise it represented by factory refinishing your bracelet and replacing the steel spring bars which assembled it with 14K double-lug style rivets at our expense. This is done by skilled jewelers in our New York City factory, and we are the only American bracelet manufacturer that still rivets its bracelets. The reason we do this is that to this day riveting is the superior method of assembling link bracelets.

Riveting is not only the strongest and most durable way to assemble a bracelet, but it also means that your bracelet can be sized, overhauled and rebuilt when worn, and even disassembled and made back into starter bracelets when the time comes to pass it on to the next generation. Our bracelets are truly meant to last for generations, and we make this possible by using only the finest materials and using the superior method of assembly – riveting.

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Kaspar & Esh was founded by Mae Kaspar & Barnett Esh in 1916. She was a dynamic salesperson; he was a talented bench jeweler. Their lucrative business partnership grew into something more and in 1917 they married, and Mae changed her name to Rachael. Four generations later, the family business their love and expertise built is still going strong.

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