Lori Bonn Introduction

lori-bonn-coverToday we welcome another line to the blog called Lori Bonn.  Lori Bonn offers modular charm bracelet jewelry, featuring a completely different aesthetic than anything I’ve covered before. The designs are characterized by chunky gems with dark oxidization details that highlight the filigree and latticework patterns that are predominantly used on the pieces.  The charms are adorably called Bonn Bons referring to the sweet candied treat that we love to indulge in.  The style reminds me so much of David Yurman, but at a fraction of the price!

As with all charm jewelry, we start with the bracelet and this brand puts their own twist to it. The basic starter bracelet features triple strand silver strands held together at each side and the closure is a toggle clasp. There is no traditional sizing for the bracelet, as there are 3 hoops on the end that allows for adjustment and one size fits most. The bracelets are $98 for regular and $118 for long. There are also colorful leather bracelets that have the same clasp style.

The Bonn Bons are termed slide charms as they slide right onto the bracelet; the charms are one-sided since they cannot rotate. Lori mainly works with a number of crystals, gemstones, enamel, and silver (oxidized, high polish, gold-plated). The Bonn Bons make a statement in a big way, both in design and in size. The line is dominated by fashion pieces rather than representations of moments in life, but there are a few of those to choose from as well. The newest releases in the collection include two sets: High Society and Reign or Shine. High Society is inspired by the swinging ’20s and the decadence depicted in the Great Gatsby; the color palette is blues and purples with plenty of large jewels to add glitz and glamor from the era. Reign or Shine is perfect for autumn with the warm tones and gold finish on all the charms.

The company is based in California and Lori Bonn has been creating jewelry for more than 20 years. The price point is higher than Pandora or Trollbeads based on the sheer amount of materials used, both with silver and stones, generally $40-118.  For those familiar with Brighton, the intricate silver flourishes and oxidization details are reminiscent of that aesthetic but made with higher quality. In addition to charms, the company also offers a number of traditional jewelry pieces including rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Lori Bonn can be found at these retailers and you can also shop online.  What do you think of these designs?  Have you experienced this brand?

  • Lesley Watson

    I think these bracelets would make lovely statement jewellery for a night out .

    • Leann

      They’re definitely statement pieces! 😀

  • Courtney Williams Tessaro

    My brother and I started one of these for my mom! She quickly filled it since not many can fit on the bracelet. It is very victorian looking which is what my mom loves!

    • Leann

      That’s awesome! Yes, it’s very Victorian and perfect for those that love the intricate style :).

  • Deb

    I bought one of these several years ago and have completed the bracelet. Still want the necklace! Another note is they use high end gems in all their pieces. I have the peacock charm and he has chrome diopside and illiterate in his tail. The quality is excellent! Highly recommended.

  • Deb

    Iolite. iPad has no idea what that is apparently. Lol. All her pieces are gorgeous and some include diamonds too.