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5 Very Grown-Up And Sophisticated Charm Bracelets To Get You Excited About Charm Bracelets (Again)

by Niamh ODonoghue
09th Jan 2018

Not just for adolescents coming-of-age, charm bracelets are the perfect way to show your personality to the world while holding something close to your heart. For the new season, change your perceptions and give charm bracelets the second chance they deserve. These cuffs below manage to maintain a vintage feel while fitting into to any modern arm party. Ready?

1. The Vampire’s Wife x Annoushka Charm Bracelet



The charm bracelet is a collaboration between The Vampire’s Wife and Annoushka. The bracelet is based on a love story between TVW’s creative director Susie Bick and her husband and musician Nick Cave. Susie worked with jewellery craftswoman Annoushka to bring her vision to life, with each charm inspired by her husband Nick’s music. The result is a 14-piece charm bracelet that’s playful, witty and full of romance. My personal favourite is the mermaid made of 18ct yellow gold
with a moveable orange and yellow Sapphire tail sitting on a Freshwater Pearl (€2,042.55) The charms alone will cost you more than €15,500, so, like, you need to be fully committed to the cause for this one.


2. Nina Kasten’s Bay Bracelet


Charm bracelet’s don’t have to be over-complicated and German designer Nina Kastens‘ beautiful designs amplify that. Having established her brand in NYC 2014, Nina quickly garnered attention through her online shop for her minimalist and contemporary approach to design. Her pieces are clean and feminine. I just love this handmade sterling silver and 18K gold ‘Bay’ bracelet, above, complete with real mother-of-pearl. At €229, it’s an elegant steal.

3. Khai Khai Jewellery’s Insane Early-Naughties-Inspired Charm Set


 Here are two fun facts for your Tuesday evening: The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, has a brother – Haim – and he has very successful, very shiny, high-end jewellery line. At a cost of €14,500 (minus the actual bracelet), this one needs serious thinking too. But ask yourself this, can you really live without diamond-coated cherry’s hanging from your wrist?? If cutesy smurfs aren’t your thing then try his gummy letters or darling collection of dinosaurs.

4. CVC Stones X Leandra Medine Charm Collection


Okay, so what I failed to mention above is that Haim’s sister, Leandra – remember her? – she also dabbles in jewellery design (as does their mother Laura Medine. And, in fact, her pieces are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen). Point being, this fam knows diamonds and design. Leandra most-recently collaborated with CSV Stones – a brand steeped in romance and earthly sensuality. The collection features assorted sizes of polished stones and gems laced with diamonds (starting from €800) on delicate bracelets (which are priced from €738). The collection is very much in line with Leandra’s free-spirited style and is the perfect accessory for fans of boho-chic.

5. The Chloé Gold-Toned Charm Bracelet


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Yes, Chloé – most known for their iconic bags and whimsical trends – are now in the charm biz. Whether you’re a fan of the fashion house,  there’s no denying this charms’ beauty. The bracelet, priced at €490, is strung with an eclectic array of coins that fall to different lengths and playfully spell out the label’s moniker. Inspired by lucky charms, this elegant piece has been made in Italy from gold-tone brass and hammered using an artisanal technique. I can just see it now teamed with one of the house’s romantic dresses.

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