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Are charm bracelets naff?

(30 Posts)
MarchelineWhatNot Tue 20-Nov-12 15:20:18

I really like the idea of Pandora-type bracelets that you can add to, but I find Pandora a bit too expensive, especially as I can only wear gold. I was therefore thinking of getting a charm bracelet and adding to it gradually, but wondered if they were considered a bit naff?

Would really welcome your views - thanks grin

becks5109 Wed 21-Nov-12 16:23:19

I have a beautiful rose gold one and have collected charms over the years and have a story for each one. I also have some beautiful antique charms on it too from when we got married, honeymoon and from each baby. I love mine and I don't think its naff at all. Go for it!

jessiegeesusinamanger Wed 21-Nov-12 14:36:20

I agree, you shouldn't care what other people might think. If it's something you'd enjoy wearing and collecting charms for, then you should absolutely go for it imo.

ifancyashandy Wed 21-Nov-12 10:22:51

I have a Links Sweetie that dear friends etc have added to over the years. But I don't wear it because a) too many others started wearing them and b) it's silver and gold suits me better.

I'm hoping for a gold one some day!

WillSingForCake Wed 21-Nov-12 10:13:31

Any item of clothing or jewellery you mention on here there will be someone out there who thinks it's "naff". I like charm bracelets - they're a record of your life and choices, and it's a lovely thing to pass down the generations.

diddl Wed 21-Nov-12 10:09:20

I love the idea of Pandora & charms that don´t hang & catch-but I find the charms look cheap.

I like the glass beads though & have some non Pandora ones on a non Pandora silver bracelet because I like them.

AppleOgies Wed 21-Nov-12 08:30:03

Who cares if some MNers think they are 'naff', if you want one buy one. I have a links of London one and although I don't wear it all that often I love that each charm is important to me.

noviceoftheday Wed 21-Nov-12 08:26:48

I don't care if they're naff or chavvy. I have 3: Tiffanys (diamond charms), Swaroski (crystal charms) and the Sabo charm watch (plain silver charms). I wear them for all types of occasions - casually, work (formal office) and on a night out.

Aquelven Wed 21-Nov-12 04:18:55

I have a Pandora.
Every charm is a memory, don't care if it's naff, I love it.

Beaverfeaver Tue 20-Nov-12 19:07:40

I have a hot diamonds one and a links sweetie one.
Don't care if people think they might be a bit tacky now.
I have had them for years and love them

valiumredhead Tue 20-Nov-12 18:16:19

If you find Pandora a bit pricey, try Uber beads smile

Chottie Tue 20-Nov-12 17:48:45

I have a Pandora bracelet with a couple of charms and clips. DH bought it for me and the charms and clips were all chosen for special memories. smile

dexter73 Tue 20-Nov-12 17:18:41

Graylily - you would love me! I have a fake Pandora bracelet that my daughter bought me for Christmas last year from a market stall. I love it and wear it a lot.

sweetkitty Tue 20-Nov-12 17:15:22

I have a Pandora one with the DCs birth stones on it and a few other charms, I don't care if it's naff, it's very personal to me.

Pinot Tue 20-Nov-12 17:13:48




LoosingBattle Tue 20-Nov-12 17:10:12

My Mum got one for her 18th birthday and had spent a lifetime collecting charms with every one telling a story. She was going to pass it to me but some bastard broke into our house and stole all her jewellery, she was broken hearted.

Go for it, I wish I still had Mums sad

TheOriginalNutcracker Tue 20-Nov-12 17:08:36

Oh I have a Nomination one too. I forgot about that one

Deux Tue 20-Nov-12 17:07:29

My mum gave me a stork charm after my DD was born.

noisytoys Tue 20-Nov-12 17:07:19

I've got a links of London one and a Tiffany one. They are beautiful but I don't wear them very often. I tried to sell them to cash converters but they 'don't buy silver' hmm even though it was worth a lot

Deux Tue 20-Nov-12 17:06:29

I have one that my mum was given when she was just 18 . She's passed on the stories of all the charms and i've added some more charms. Have some lovely old ones that open up. My littlle DD loves it too and is as fascinated with it as i was at her age.

Do you have a DD? Consider it an heirloom.

MissPricklePants Tue 20-Nov-12 17:03:26

I have a Nomination one that I wear every day, I love it!

TheOriginalNutcracker Tue 20-Nov-12 17:00:46

I've got a Thomas Sabo one which I wear daily. Not sure if those are 'chavvy' or not, but I don't care, i like it.

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 16:59:42

My DD has one, every charm has a meaning, If that's naff then who gives a toss.

QueefLatina Tue 20-Nov-12 16:58:32

I have a Tiffany's charm bracelet that I love. Whatever you get there will be people who love it and people who don't. There's no point in trying to look universally stylish, it's impossible!

usualsuspect3 Tue 20-Nov-12 16:58:30

Oh and I love pandora bracelets.

Chottie Tue 20-Nov-12 16:58:15

Please just buy and enjoy whatever bracelet you want. It's lovely to have a special memory bracelet on your wrist with every charm telling a story. Don't worry about what others will be thinking, it will be on your wrist, not their's.

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