Before the invention of the wrist watch, Victorian women would wear their hunter case watches as a necklace, adding ornate, engraved pieces to the chain. Thus, slide jewelry was born!
Common slides included stick pin heads, tiny lockets, buttons, and loosened gemstones. The diversity of pieces contributed to the unique and fascinating beauty of each piece.
Certain slides had certain meanings – a fan for flirtation, a rose for passion, bows for devotion, a wreath for faith, a glove for loyalty, an orb for wisdom.