It's no secret that charm jewellery is the hot fashion item everybody wants and there seems to be no sign of it slowing down. Wearing charm bracelets dates back hundreds of years and has a rich history. In the last five years or so, there has been an explosion in popularity with new twists on the traditional link type bracelet to bring it into the 21st century. Some of the top brands include Pandora, Nomination, Lovelinks, Trollbeads, Thomas Sabo and Giorgio Martello. They fall into two design styles. Nomination bracelets use a clever spring loaded link mechanism to allow you to create your own personal design of charm bracelet from thousands of Nomination charms. It features all the great attributes of a traditional charm bracelet with the modern contemporary look of Italian style. It was first developed back in the 1970's when an Italian watch maker hit on the idea of creating a bracelet based on the principle of the stainless steel watch links.
Today it is a global brand worn by A list celebrities, mum's, children, men, pop stars, footballers. The success lies in the fact that jewellery is not about trends but it’s about the memories. The collection of Nomination charms includes just about every concept or idea in modern life. Letters, numbers, zodiac, birthdays, gemstones, sports, nature - you name it and there is probably a charm to remember life's precious moments by. The charms are made from stainless steel with 18ct gold, enamel, silver and gemstone accents.
The good thing about stainless steel is that it is hypoallergenic, tarnish free and durable, so it should last a lifetime. Creating your Nomination bracelet is lots of fun. Choose your base bracelet and then select some charms. You can easily build it yourself, but most retailers will do it for you. Nomination jewellery is usually favoured by women but men are catching up and it's not uncommon to see the likes of footballers like David Beckham sporting a charm bracelet. There's also a chunkier version known as big for those fellas who like it massive.