Crescent City “King Cake” Clasp is beautifully crafted in Sterling Silver and “Baby” made in solid 14kt gold. All Crescent City Clasps come with a complimentary chord bracelet.
The tradition of the “King Cake” arrived in New Orleans around 1870.
A tradition with its origins in religion and royalty. Commencing on the epiphany or “Three Kings Day” it represents the arrival of the three kings at the stable where Jesus was born. It represents the day when Baby Jesus first showed himself to the wise men.
The colors purple, green, and gold represent Justice, Faith, and Power respectively. The baby hidden inside represents the Christ Child. “galetle de roi” – King Cake in French.
Mardi Gras Season – Fat Tuesday, begins on Three Kings Day and ends on Fat Tuesday. The day before the Lenten Season begins (Ash Wednesday)
I’m not blaming King Cakes but I can vouch for the fact that most New Orleans are heavier by the end of the Season, Fat Tuesday. Well worth it…I might add.
The average women’s size bracelet is size 7. The average men’s bracelet is size 8. If you are ordering any size other then the above recommendation please measure your wrist very carefully to avoid getting the wrong size bracelet.
You can do the following to find the right size bracelet for your wrist:
- Measure the circumference of your wrist with a tailor’s tape measure and add 1/2″. Your actual wrist measurement + 1/2″ is your bracelet size.
- Wrap a string around your wrist and mark where it crosses. Lay the string flat on a ruler and note the measurement. Add 1/2″. Your actual wrist measurement + 1/2″ is your bracelet size.
a) if your wrist measures 6 1/2 inches, add one 1/2 inch. You would order a 7 inch bracelet.
b) if your wrist measures 5 3/4, add one 1/2 inch, which would give you 6 1/4 inches, now round off to the next size up. We would recommend ordering a 6 1/2 inch bracelet.