It’s been a busy year on the blog already as we’ve added a number of new brands and today I’m excited to be introducing another called Nomination. Nomination is also known as Italian style charm bracelets (compared to the European style, like Pandora and Trollbeads) which is a flat band; this fashion accessory exploded onto the scene during my middle school and high school days (20 years or so ago) and has been wildly popular. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long, but I’ve finally gotten my first Nomination composable bracelet! Created in 1987 in Florence Italy, this company features spring-loaded links where each segment can be changed as desired.
The bracelet and links are made from stainless steel, which is more durable than silver and won’t tarnish or fade, plus it’s hypoallergenic and requires little maintenance to keep its high shine. The most popular is the silver finish, but the classic bracelets also come in gold, bronze, and titanium. The bands are elastic and stretches to go over the wrist, making them a snap to put on and take off. If you’re interested in Nomination, I highly recommend going with a Starter Bracelet Set which comes with the base bracelet and one charm for a very affordable $40USD.
The decorative links can be bought individually to switch out the base links, like any charm bracelet. The links come in a variety of finishes and themes and provides the pops of color to this jewelry. They are available in Classic, Big, Smarty, and Tiny, which indicates the width of the pieces; correspondingly, this changes the overall width of the bracelet as well. Again, Classic is the most common and Nomination offers a wide selection of designs including ones with gemstones, Swarovski crystals, enamel, gold, and sterling silver dangles.
To change out the link takes a bit of practice, as you have to stretch out the bracelet then unclip tiny latches on the link. I’ve tried to take pictures to demonstrate, I hope they make sense! There’s also a tool that can be purchased separately or often comes free with certain purchases (like the starter bracelet), which makes changing these out a snap. I got the Star Starter Bracelet which comes with the Star charm in gold, and a couple other pieces that I’ve switched out the base links for. I plan on following up with a review after I’ve had more wear with this bracelet.
Along with this brand premiere I’d also like to introduce Argento, a fantastic UK stockist that carries all the biggest brands, including Pandora, Thomas Sabo, and Nomination. They also offer free deliveries to the US for orders over $80USD and there are no shipping restrictions for this brand. Have you experienced Italian charm bracelets before?
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