I have purchased several items from Gem Avenue and have always been very happy! I first ordered this bracelet back in 2013 and I am still wearing it today! I recently ordered two more, just in case this one ever does break. It is strong (I wear it daily, not even taking it off for bed), I snag it on things, my little ones tug on it, and still, no breaking! I love Gem Avenue and will continue to order from them in the future! Thanks for offering great products!