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To wonder why any grown woman would want to wear a Pandora bracelet?

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WellSlapMyThighAndCallMeNancy Fri 01-Mar-13 20:30:58

I loved that kind of thing when I was 5. The little beads, different colours and styles.

But they still look like childs jewellery when on an adult woman.

They cost a lot of money (in my world they cost a lot of money) but they look so cheap. Really tacky.

They're on par with the dingle dangle clowns. The only difference is its silver (or white gold?) and on the wrist.


scottishmummy Fri 01-Mar-13 21:23:06

Not to my taste,trying too hard,mumsy types who have tutors for their kids

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Fri 01-Mar-13 21:24:22

,mumsy types who have tutors for their kids

That is sooo me (if you mean Aldi shopping, council house dwelling, comp attending, one parent family 'mumsy' types) wink

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 01-Mar-13 21:24:30

I like mine so bollocks. Plenty of things I think are tat but hey, your choice.

scottishmummy Fri 01-Mar-13 21:26:37

They're jewelry for the precious moments crew.each sparky jangly charm is pwecious
So precious and unique that every one else just like you has one

Viviennemary Fri 01-Mar-13 21:28:14

I agree. They are ridiculous. But sometimes they only need to say well this is the trend and everybody who's anybody has to have one of those. No matter how awful. And people just rush out and buy one.

NcNcNcNc Fri 01-Mar-13 21:29:42

I love mine grin

OP - Why do you care? confused

ll31 Fri 01-Mar-13 21:29:54

i think they're lovely, and happily dont feel need to mock other peoples taste

Retrofairy Fri 01-Mar-13 21:30:52

Agree, I do think Pandora is a triumph of marketing over imagination.

Its expensive for silver jewellery and its ubiquitous - don't get it, although do think someone somewhere is clever to have made a packet out of it as a brand!

OpheliaBumps Fri 01-Mar-13 21:32:04

I wear mine because it was a gift from my late, much missed sister. Everytime I wear it I think of how excted she was every time she bought me a new charm for it. Frankly I couldn't give a fuck if anyone else likes it or not, it means a lot to me.

And yes, the charms are 'pwecious', as they're a permanent reminder of my beloved sister.

I can't get over the cost of them. You could have something beautiful and unique made for the price of one charm. There is a shop in town and it's always busy, so they're clearly popular. I just don't 'get' it.

stealthsquiggle Fri 01-Mar-13 21:35:12

I like mine, which I have had for several years, and the DC love playing with it and pointing out the charms that they chose.

So Ner.

expatinscotland Fri 01-Mar-13 21:37:37

All this ire, towards a fucking bracelet.

For real?

Who gives a fuck why someone likes them?


PurpleBlossom Fri 01-Mar-13 21:42:09

I have one and like it. Have no idea how popular they are or who else wears/ doesn't wear them, I have never noticed or cared.

But have to say I'm a bit confused at people being so passionate in their hate for a little silver bracelet. Is it to show how 'cool' and 'individual' are hmm

ELR Fri 01-Mar-13 21:43:51

I don't like the silver ones but I have a grey leather double wrap pandora which I love I only have two charms and don't intend on getting any more. One is an owl my fave bird the other is a rose my nick name for DH. I also have a pandora ring which I love.

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 01-Mar-13 21:44:24

I personally wouldn't wear the bracelets but I have nothing against them,the main reason I wouldn't wear one is I was given a watch version as a gift from a friend with quite a few beads and wore it for several days but ended up with bruised wrists.

It looked a bit like I had been wearing handcuffs. The bracelets are very pretty but I also find them a bit samey (yep I know its not a real word but it describes what I mean) and due to the influx of copies it often seams like every second person you see has one, a bit like the fake LV luggage and I don't want to wear something that at least 7 people who live near me and nearly every person i work with are wearing I would rather have something a bit less mainstream.

But I wouldn't call them tacky and think its very rude for anyone to do so.

If I wanted one and if I found then comfy to wear then I would, I'm confident enough in myself to wear what I want when I want without having to pay attention to anybody who would describe something as tacky because to me that surgests they care rather more about what the jonese think of the, than is healthy and is quite telling in itself.

It is lovely hearing the stories attached to some of these charms and the pleasure people get from simple things.

I do have a troll bead necklace with a fairy on it This one

and I'm very fond of it my eldest daughter brought it for me with her very first pay check after she left education and I have exactly 8 beads on it and that's how it will stay. The first Christmas after she took her siblings shopping and let each one choose a bead for me,it was very thoughtful so I treasure it. And I have no concern about how grown up or tacky or silly anybody thinks it is.

Viviennemary Fri 01-Mar-13 21:45:57

I agree that if people like them they should have them. But it is annoying when somebody has made a fortune out of clever marketing. But I'm sure I've bought a lot of things in the past which were a waste of money. Think Furbies. And also things that I like and others don't.

MimikosPanda Fri 01-Mar-13 21:48:43

I have one, I was given it as a gift abroad before they became popular in the UK and used to get lots of compliments on how unusual it was before they were known here. I still love it, but wish they hadn't become such a craze. I like the look of them, though I personally only like the silver/gold beads, I don't like the coloured ones.
Mine means something to me because of who/why it was given.

Still18atheart Fri 01-Mar-13 21:50:25

YABU Ok I admit that some of the charms can be seen as being a bit 'tacky'but there are many more tasteful charms available. And if the wearer likes to wear some of the tackier charms what is the problem with that.

Tweasels Fri 01-Mar-13 21:50:26

I wonder why grown women give a fuck about what other women wear.

usualsuspect Fri 01-Mar-13 21:53:38

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carameldecaflatte Fri 01-Mar-13 21:53:44

Each to their own. It's just a new take on the charm bracelet and like most things a personal choice. I have one and my dh has chosen each charm so it might not be individual but it is personal. He bought one for each of our babies, the one in my arms and the two we lost. I have some for "just because" and some for birthdays and christmas. I make jewellery myself (made our wedding rings) so I know they are overpriced but meh, I like it!

Why on earth do you care?

ConstantCraving Fri 01-Mar-13 21:55:50

YANBU - truly vile, but then i'm a bit of a snob grin.

MimsyBorogroves Fri 01-Mar-13 22:01:14

I have one. I love it.

It's filled mostly with charms from DH and my Mum (plus a couple I bought) and they all represent something to me. And it's a way of me keeping all of those things close to me. Yes, I arguably could have had some jewellery made, or a non-mass produced item...but wearing a different piece of jewellery for each of those things would weigh me down somewhat, and I'd run out of digits/ears etc. grin

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 01-Mar-13 22:02:55

snob (snb)
1. One who tends to patronize, rebuff, or ignore people regarded as social inferiors and imitate, admire, or seek association with people regarded as social superiors.
2. One who affects an offensive air of self-satisfied superiority in matters of taste or intellect.
[Earlier snob, cobbler, lower-class person, person who aspires to social prominence.]
snobby adj.
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snob [sn&#594;b]
a. a person who strives to associate with those of higher social status and who behaves condescendingly to others Compare inverted snob
b. (as modifier) snob appeal
2. a person having similar pretensions with regard to his tastes, etc. an intellectual snob
[C18 (in the sense: shoemaker; hence, C19: a person who flatters those of higher station, etc.): of unknown origin]
snobbery n
snobbish adj
snobbishly adv
snobbishness , snobbism n
snobby adj
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usualsuspect Fri 01-Mar-13 22:03:50

Why would you be proud to be a snob?

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