When I first received these bracelets, I was a bit confused. First off, the description said Multi Layered Bracelet, however, what I saw in the box, looked like a stack of bracelets. Also, the bracelets appeared to be approximately two and one half inches in DIAMETER!! I have small wrists, but that is the size of a child's wrists. However, before, I became upset, I started to investigate....and what I found was very interesting. I picked the bracelets up and they did not stretch, so that was out. Then, for some reason, I pulled on one end and VIOLA!! magically my bracelet appeared. See, what I thought were stacked child-sized bracelets, were actually one 20 inch long coiled spring bracelet that when released, wrapped securely around my wrist. When I want to take it off, I just stretch it out and it coils right back up to it's regular size. It is beautiful as well. It has a mixture of flat green beads, aqua/turquoise pebbles, different types of silver tone and gold tone beads and a charm at each end that resembles a medallia. I am so happy to have received this bracelet, it may be one of my fave pieces to date!! Get one for yourself and for your friend as well! You won't be dissappointed!