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Charm Bracelets - Nice or Naff ??

(34 Posts)
Whizzz Mon 10-Sep-07 15:11:44

A bit of market research on my part grin
What is the MN feeling on charm bracelets ? I'm thinking all sterling silver, personalised with charms & also maybe crystal beads.
Nice or a bit naff ??
And if nice, how much would you expect to pay for something like that ??

ruty Mon 10-Sep-07 15:12:29

naff, sorry. but it does depend whose wearing it and with what..

Twinkie1 Mon 10-Sep-07 15:14:13

I have a links of london sweetie bracelet with charms on and don;t think it is at all naff - love it actually.

Fimbo Mon 10-Sep-07 15:14:49

Not my cup of tea, but other people may love them smile

annobal Mon 10-Sep-07 15:16:03

Am also a fan of Links charm bracelet - it's gorgeous.

Raggydoll Mon 10-Sep-07 15:17:12

i bought my daughter a bracelet for her 1st birthday with a number 1 charm on it. I intend to buy a few more on memorable occasions and give it too her when she is 18 or 21... not so much to be worn but a keepsake.

Mung Mon 10-Sep-07 15:18:14

Not something I'd wear, but it could make a lovely present for someone who does like them.

TheBlonde Mon 10-Sep-07 15:19:10

I have the links sweetie one too
2 charms - one per DC

earlgrey Mon 10-Sep-07 15:19:48

Naff. Unless you're under 12. Sorry.

JackieNo Mon 10-Sep-07 15:21:28

I like the Trollbeads ones (as I think you know, Whizzzgrin)

tasja Mon 10-Sep-07 15:22:07

I like my charm bracelet. I've got one for DD for her 1st Christmas last year. I'm making it a tradition, every year, the night before christmas, I will give her a charm to add to the bracelet.

Nbg Mon 10-Sep-07 15:22:13

I think you could do really good ones.

You would have to research it well though I think.

Whizzz Mon 10-Sep-07 15:26:31

Yes, I have a Troll bracelet grin. I've googled the Sweetie bracelets & they are lovely, but very pricey. I'm thinking of a more traditional bracelet with links - could be adult size or childrens - charms could be initials, birth stone, star sign, hobbies, sports, animals...etc

hanaflower Mon 10-Sep-07 16:24:26

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Nbg Mon 10-Sep-07 16:37:11

One thing I will say Whizzz is that when I worked at a jewellers, they stopped selling charms because people werent buying them anymore.

The bracelets yes, but the charms no.

Tbh I dont think many people do the traditional charm thing anymore.

Whizzz Mon 10-Sep-07 16:57:12

hanaflower - by crystal beads, I mean the 'proper' high quality Swarovski sparkly beads in whatever colours

bigknickersbigknockers Mon 10-Sep-07 17:03:20

I love my pandora bracelet, decided against a traditional charm bracelet when I discovered pandora charm bracelets

spitzhund Mon 10-Sep-07 17:15:02

Like them.

They are interesting to look at.

Even the mockers wouldn't say no at a quick reccy of someone's charms.

MrsBadger Mon 10-Sep-07 17:20:00

naff, sorry

if they have a few charms spaced out they look sad and naked
if they have loads they are huge and clanky

I like the Links sweetie bracelet with no charms on at all

spitzhund Mon 10-Sep-07 17:24:39

they might look naff but you'd love a rifle, mrsB, you cannot deny

Whizzz Mon 10-Sep-07 19:09:05

hmm so the MN verdict us 50:50 at the mo ! That's no use ! grin

flowerybeanbag Mon 10-Sep-07 19:22:03

I have a nice one from Links, not the sweetie one, a more traditional one DH bought me with about 6 charms.
I like it but never wear it, it's too jangly, especially with DS.
Nice to have though.

harpsichordcarrier Mon 10-Sep-07 19:24:04


lovey Mon 10-Sep-07 19:44:04

If from a beautiful jewellers you can't go wrong at all. I have a Links of London one and a Thomas Sabo one..both stunning that I plan to hand down to my children. They are fabulous.

FluffyMummy123 Mon 10-Sep-07 19:44:24

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