Nomination Summer Vacation and Fashionista bracelets
For many of us, our accessories are an extension of not only our personal style, but also the uniqueness of our personality. In this way charm bracelets can never go out of style. They can get an upgrade, though, and I like to think of the minimalist Italian versions, such as the Nomination Charms and Bracelets available from John Greed Jewellery, as a charm bracelet for the twenty-first century. They’re modest upon a first glimpse but bursting with insight when given a closer look. These little bits of bling are special to me because I had such a charm bracelet in my teen years, and I still love looking back at it to see how the charms continue to reflect my personality; I sometimes wonder if what my family and friends saw in the charms that coincided with my personality still resonates. It does; but the best thing about these bracelets is adding to them over the years and seeing your life glimpsed back at you on your wrist. With that frame of mind I decided to make up what would accurately represent my Nomination charm bracelet now.
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A “C” (and possibly an “M”) for my initial – remember when monogramming was all the rage? I was born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon so I’d want the symbol to remind me of the Dragon’s courage and freedom. A bottle of wine reminds me of laughter and conversation with friends; a four-leaf clover for the luck of the Irish; the Eiffel Tower (bonjour, Paris!), London’s Tower Bridge, and some love for New York are necessary shout-outs to dream destinations and favorite places. I’d also have a dog and a horse, my favorite animals; emerald, my birth stone, and a pop of blue for my favorite color. Sunglasses, red lips, and high heels are statements of my style. A symbol of my religion and a reminder of my strength represented by the Zodiac: the bull. Put it all together and you’d have my story, as told by Nomination charms.
I’ve shared mine, so tell me: what would your charm bracelet say about you?
Disclosure: This post was a collaboration with John Greed Jewellery