I was given my Grandma’s on my 21st, a friend thomas sabo charms sale uk got a new one to add to for another milestone birthday, and a colleague inherited hers many moons ago but still adds to it regularly. Charm bracelets have long been a family-led tradition, but, thanks to a resurgence of amulet-esque jewellery in the spring/summer 2018 collections, their status has changed. Now, charm bracelets are back in the spotlight as of-the-moment items that chime with fashion’s personality-driven mood.

Thomas Sabo has long been the purveyor of thomas sabo bracelet uk sale charms for the masses. It’s a business based on the ornamental pieces’ unique ability to act as a talisman, gifted with intent and collected with memories attached. As Susanne Kölbli, creative director at the German brand concurs: “Other than wedding bands, charms are probably the only other pieces of jewellery that really transport history. There has always been a tradition of collecting them and then passing them on to the next generation. The whole journey of charms is so romantic.”

Romance: it wasn’t lost on designers at thomas sabo pendants sale uk the shows last September, where charms were also presented as collector’s items. At Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri added to her Sixties art scene-inspired collection with piled-on bracelets reminiscent of the sorts that are amassed following global travels and experiences not to be forgotten. She followed suit with necklaces, dripping in semi-precious stones. At Gucci, too, there was a similar desire to channel eclecticism. And nothing realises Alessandro Michele’s escapist urge more than the piling of charms upon charms.

The eclecticism is key, says Kölbli. “The ongoing trend swarovski crystal sale uk is in creating personal pieces of jewellery that mismatch new aspects. It’s not like it used to be with everything fitting perfectly. Now, it’s exactly the opposite. With charms, you can really play to get different results. I think that’s what women love the most about them.”Kölbli has been designing charms for Thomas Sabo for 25 years. In that time, little has changed when it comes to the way that the team of six designers work. Inspiration mainly comes from the women they meet and see on the street in Berlin.