byBiehl Introduction

bybiehl-coverOver the summer I was browsing different brands on Perlen, one of my favorite retailers, and I finally took the plunge and purchased my first byBiehl bracelet.  The price was too good to resist and I’ve been tempted by their products for quite some time.  byBiehl is another Danish brand that is making waves in the charm bracelet market; founded by Charlotte Biehl, the goal of the brand is to offer “simple, stylish, and personal jewelry of high quality at affordable prices.”  Only 3 years old, but the company is now in 7 countries with a full collection of charms, bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces.

The foundation of the line is their signature double wrap leather bracelet and “pod” charm system.  The pods are fittingly named as the shape is reminiscent of the organic capsules.  The pods fit snugly on the bracelet and can be clustered together or anywhere along the length, which is something I appreciate on a leather.  They come in brushed silver, black rhodium plating, and 18K gold plating.  The matte finish of the jewelry is unique and really stands out.  The bracelets are secured with a traditional lobster clasp; not my favorite locking mechanism as I find it’s difficult to put on one-handed, but after while I’ve gotten used to it.

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The leathers come in black or brown with silver or gold finish tips in sizes 17 cm, 18 cm, 19 cm, and 20 cm.  The silver mesh bracelet premiered in fall 2012 which I’m dying to try out, and the newest evolution are the Forget-Me-Not bangles in the same silver, black rhodium, and gold plating which debuted in spring 2013.  For this season, byBiehl is releasing their trademark Forget-Me-Not design in rose gold plating for their bangle and pod, a finish that is rapidly coming back in style.

Charlotte takes great inspiration in nature, beauty, and of course glamor.  This is reflected in the range of pods in the collection: Floral, Luck, Nature, Passion, Art, Sparkle, Brilliance, Zodiac, Elements, Safari, and a special offering for Charities.  byBiehl has also collaborated with a famous Danish fashion blogger, Camille Kaasby-Wang for a glam-rock influenced set.  I’m preferential to nature and floral themed charms so this brand fits me perfectly and I can’t wait to get more pods!

I took advantage of the spring promotion bundle which includes a leather bracelet and a silver Forget-Me-Not pod for 495DKK or $70USD on Perlen.  I was pleased at the simple elegance of the bracelet and how comfortable it is to wear, especially since I’m on the computer all day, it doesn’t get in the way of my typing.  As my first pod, the silver Forget-Me-Not is a brilliant introduction to the collection – the flower is the logo of byBiehl and the brand uses the it beautifully with many of their pieces; it’s on the tag of clasp, the pods, and the bangles just to name a few.  The leather bracelet is also perfect for stacking, and I love wearing it with different textures which is how I’ve been sporting my byBiehl.

In addition to the charms and bracelets, the company offers a number of fabulous pavé set rings, earrings – studs and dangles, and necklaces. The price point for the charms are similar to Story by Kranz and Ziegler (higher than Pandora) but the bracelet doesn’t require as many pods to complete the look.  byBiehl hasn’t penetrated the US market as yet, but for those that like the products, they can be found on Perlen with free worldwide shipping.  I’ve been impressed with my bracelet; the quality of the pods and the comfort of the leather is outstanding.  Have you discovered this brand?  What do you think of the pod-style charms?

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  • Donna Lobel

    These look like something I would like, Leann. Ugh another brand to look out for.

    • Leann

      I know, so many brands, not enough money! They’d look great with your Story and Pandora ;).

      • Donna

        Are the bracelets double wrap? What size did you get?

      • Leann

        It is double wrap and I got 19 cm, my regular bracelet size :).

      • Donna

        I’m a little confused….In the picture of the 4 leather bracelets underneath each one it says 34.36.38.42 cm. but on Perlen it says 17, 18 19,20 cm. I wear a 19cm Pandora (7.5 full) 19 cm =7.5 inches that’s not a double wrap. I have neverordered from Perlen before but am thinking about this one. Too bad not in the US would love to see in person. Still haven’t seen anyone carrying Story around here either.

      • Leann

        They give you the length it will be on your wrist, not the total length. So the 19 cm is half the total length of the bracelet. Hopefully that’s not confusing :).

      • Donna

        Thanks Leann!

  • Julia

    lovely pieces!! i have a pandora preview of their latest fall/winter coup on my blog.. i thought you might wanna have a look and possibly share it on your page 😉 xo j.

    http://stereotypicallyme-julie.blogspot.co.at

  • Sarah H-D

    Hi Leann,
    First of all I have to say thanks for all the great photos and info! I picked up the spring promo bracelet & pod a few months ago and have an order in at Perlen for more pods. Think I’m going to need another bracelet. Do you know if they’re planning to add new designs anytime soon?

    • Leann

      Hi Sarah, so glad to hear you like this bracelet too! Which pods did you get? I love that Perlen is carrying this brand ;).
      I know they’ve got a fall collection coming out, I’m in the process of getting more information from the company. I will put a preview of course when I get the okay :).

  • Carolyn

    OMG at Seeds of Life Charm OMG LOL

    • Leann

      LOL. I guess if people didn’t know the name of it…I totally missed that as I was organizing this post. Haha!!!

      • Carolyn

        We’ll never grow up 😉

  • Denise

    I grabbed the promo bracelet earlier this year, and I love it. It’s one of my go-to bracelets and looks really great on.

    I’m dying for the Scorpio and Serpent. And the skull. And a rose gold mini…. 🙂

    • Leann

      It’s so simple and elegance, it’s a great bracelet! I loooove that serpent, it’s divine! My wish list goes on and on too ;).

  • Carolyn

    Way to expensive in Australia! – bracelets are $110 and charms start at like $130…probably cheaper to import…the cute skull is $333!!! >.<

    • byBiehl

      Dear Carolyn, You can just order directly from http://www.bybiehl.com. The orders will be shipped directly from our Australian distributor, so you don’t even have to import it. Furthermore, we have just reduced the prices at our Australian retailers, so they should be aligned now with the prices in other countries. Hope that you find something you like. 🙂 – byBiehl

  • Aida

    The pods alone remind me a little of the Brighton brand, which is also more affordable than Pandora. Thanks Leann for being on-top of this new brand and letting us know about it. I have missed out on many of the promos recently due to restricted spending, (new home construction.) We are expected to close in mid-November and hope I will have enough cash flow left to celebrate by purchasing some of the charms you’ve spotlighted these past few months. Needless to say, my wish list has grown by the two-fold!

    • Leann

      You’re welcome, Aida! Congrats again on the home-buying. It’s a painful process but it’ll be worth it in the end! I love watching House Hunters btw, and I keep getting the itch to go look at home, but we are definitely not moving anytime soon ;).

      I hope you get something really special to commemorate the purchase!

  • Larisa Fileva

    Beautiful brand. But how to choose the size of the bracelet?

    • Leann

      Hi Larisa, if you’re familiar with Pandora leather bracelets, they fit the same way. If you like to wear it tight, then I would buy it snug. I bought mine a bit looser and I like it :).

  • Leann

    That’s great news!

  • Carolyn

    Whoo!! I’ll have to have a look 🙂

  • Larisa Fileva

    thank you, Leann

  • Miss Wondering

    Rose gold is my favorite and I like the various metal-options. May have to try this one out

    • Leann

      It is very pretty. I love the mixing of the colors, it looks great!

  • Miss Wondering

    Perlen deserves the business and they are excellent shippers to Australia. Not to mention, Perlen has supported this website f.o.r.e.v.e.r. so it’s not fair to try to cut them out when retail prices are set

  • Stef

    Anyone know if byBiehl has any distributors in Singapore? I love the whole pod concept and would like to get my hands on some.

    • Carolyn

      Their main website is supposed to be user friendly. I was told to buy from there and I’m Australian not American. 🙂

      • Leann

        I would recommend Perlen, they ship free worldwide. 🙂

  • Larisa Fileva

    Leann please tell me what size you ordered a bracelet? what is your wrist size? Thank you.

    • Leann

      I usually wear a medium Pandora leather (I think that’s around a size 7.5) and I get the same in the byBiehl. It just depends on how tight you want it to be. 🙂