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To think DN's BF is being unkind about Pandora bracelet?

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MissMap Sat 15-Oct-11 12:24:56

Having no prior experience of Pandora bracelets, I would like the benefit of your advice. Are they chavvy or DN appears to have found "a steady chap with good prospects, and good looks to boot" to quote my Great Aunt.

She also has a long standing best friend who seems possibly to be a little miffed about this boyfriend.

This week the boyfriend has given my DN a Pandora bracelet with a few charms on it. The best friend announced that she thinks Pandora bracelets are chavvy? DN seems hurt and upset.

was she just being unkind?

SecretNutellaFix Sat 15-Oct-11 12:26:04

Jealous and unkind I think.

It's probbaly mostly jealousy that your DN isn't spending all her time with her friend.

reelingintheyears Sat 15-Oct-11 12:28:36

I think they're ok...i was given a troll bead one for a birthday and they're expensive to buy charms for.

BF sounds a little jealous maybe?

ScaredBear Sat 15-Oct-11 12:28:47

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mistressploppy Sat 15-Oct-11 12:29:56


That's a generous gift - those Pandora bracelets are expensive. He sounds lovely <sides with Great Aunt>

reelingintheyears Sat 15-Oct-11 12:30:05

Chavvy,is that code for cheap and nasty?

tabulahrasa Sat 15-Oct-11 12:30:13

Well they are a bit, well, <tries to think of an appropriate word as she doesn't like that one>

but I'd never actually say that to someone who had one, especially if it was a present

ScaredBear Sat 15-Oct-11 12:32:02

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Cassettetapeandpencil Sat 15-Oct-11 12:33:11

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worraliberty Sat 15-Oct-11 12:33:34

Anything 'fashionable' will eventually be deemed 'Chavvy'

When I was a teenager it was all Gate Bracelets, Belcher chains, Rope chains, ID bracelets etc...

At the time they were considered nice, but when they got too fashionable they became 'Chavvy'

Really your DN should be thinking along the lines that it's a gift from her BF...she likes it, he likes it so what does anyone else's opinion matter? confused

reelingintheyears Sat 15-Oct-11 12:36:01

Isn't Burberry suposed to be 'chavvy' now.?

twinklytroll Sat 15-Oct-11 12:36:04

The word chavvy is a horrid term.

I don't like pandora bracelets. I think they are very overpriced and just rather vulgar. Price alone does not make taste.

However if a friend was given one I would say "how lovely".

So the friend is jealous.

I think the only thing YABU for is using the term chav.

reelingintheyears Sat 15-Oct-11 12:36:43

Oooh,i had an ID bracelet when i was a teenager.

reelingintheyears Sat 15-Oct-11 12:37:40


Chav is a horrible label to put on someone.

SandStorm Sat 15-Oct-11 12:38:04

The friend is jealous. The gift is between your DN and her boyfriend. Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

worraliberty Sat 15-Oct-11 12:40:35

Why has the OP started another thread about this? confused

twinklytroll Sat 15-Oct-11 12:43:43

Reeling, I know chavvy is a horrid term , that is exactly what I said,

MumblingAndBloodyRagDoll Sat 15-Oct-11 12:44:03

Mean. But yor neice should be careful not to dump her mate with her new fella in the picture.

reelingintheyears Sat 15-Oct-11 12:46:13

Sorry twinklytroll,i was agreeing with

larrygrylls Sat 15-Oct-11 12:47:24

It is the wrong discussion to have with your daughter.

If you are given something with love and kindness, it is the feeling behind the gift that counts, not the exact materialistic quality of the gift. Who cares whether it is cheap or expensive, chavvy or of the highest taste provided the giver gave it for the right reasons. That is the important lesson to teach.

She should wear it with pride.

twinklytroll Sat 15-Oct-11 12:47:31

Well I agree with you then reeling. We are the voice of reason on this thread. smile

Never heard of pandora bracelets.

However, it doesn't matter what it is. A friend won't try to hurt you. Which is, it seems, what that spiteful comment was intended to do.

comedycentral Sat 15-Oct-11 13:56:43

It does sound like jealousy to me

Birdsgottafly Sat 15-Oct-11 14:02:52

Some of them are very pretty (although i am aware, pretty isn't the general 'done/allowed thing' on MN). I would say that they are suited to younger women and girls, who, other bracelets can look tacky, on.

The friend is probably finding it tough accepting that there is a bf on the scene.

Chav isn't always a horrible label. I know a lot of chavs who are proud to be a chav hmm and yes reeling burberry is chavvy now unfortunately.

Pandora bracelets are catagorically not chavvy. Chavs tend to wear heavy gold chains, gold hoops and sovereign rings, and those ragdoll necklaces. Not pandora bracelets.


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