. An article of jewelry, comprising:
a chain member, said chain member having a first end and a second end,
said first end of said chain member having a male component and said second end of said chain member having a female component, said male component and said female component being adapted to be joined to enable said chain member to close,
one or more character elements, each of said character elements having means integrally formed therewith to enable said chain member to engage and support said character element,
said male component being adapted to facilitate the placement and removal of said character element relative to said chain member and to enable a plurality of character elements to be placed along sections of said chain member to enable the formation of said character elements in a desired and aesthetically attractive sequence.