Charm Bracelets and Chunky Bracelets
by Splendour Jewelleries
Charm bracelets and chunky
bracelets have always been popular as fun or elegant accessories,
especially for women, even for young girls.
In our Malay community, baby
girls are given their first gold jewellery when they are a few months
old. Normally they come in the form of a thin gold necklace or a small
bracelet with a with a heart shape charm which looks so sweet around the
tiny wrist. Sometimes the charm has a little metal ball in it that
tinkles when the baby's hand moves.
Blue Obsidian Charm Bracelet
In the western world,
charm bracelets also never go out of style. Only the kinds of charms may
change but they always come back after several years. The bracelet
or chain may be made of silver, gold or stainless steel metal. In modern
times, the chains are made so that they do not tarnish or non-allergenic
by plating them with rhodium or other alloy like stainless steel.
Charm bracelets from Italy
are world renowned. The Italians, with their long tradition of
craftsmanship and creativity have come up with various charm designs
that have become classic. It is interesting to know that the practice of
wearing charm bracelets started as early as 700BC by the Babylonians.
Before, the ancient Egyptians had already used charms as jewellery or
talisman from 3000BC.
Therefore, it is not surprising that my best selling items so far
are the bracelets. In order to complement
these bracelets, Splendour Jewelleries offers a selection of other
accessories using semi-precious gems. They include
ring and ear-rings.
These gems are set in rhodium plated metal. The chain for the bracelets
is stainless steel. I do not use silver because it will tarnish easily
and extra care has to be taken when wearing it too.
As the supply of certain
stones are limited, in size, shape or matching colors, I am only able to
make a limited edition of my handmade jewelleries. I am happy to tell
you that my creations are sought after by a growing number of clientele,
including local television celebrities.
Besides metal setting, I
also play around with knots using cotton cord. I learned to make Chinese
Good Luck knots, among others to create traditionally inspired twist in
This art of tying up knots as decoration has been practiced for the last
three thousand years by the Chinese. The knots are used extensively in drapes
and flags for Chinese celebrations and they can be used for tying up gems too.
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