The Jewellery Tales: Past, Present and Future.

Friday, 31 August 2018


  
For my eighteenth birthday, I purchased a charm bracelet with some money I was given to allow me to ask for charms from my family and friends for any occasion when someone was stuck on what to buy me, the reason for this is for the keepsakes. I am a sentimental person and can still remember where each of the charms came from despite the bracelet almost being full. Recently I found this super interesting infographic from Kigu Of London which tells you about what different charms on your bracelet mean. Each charm on the bracelet has a memory attached to it and I couldn't imagine not having it anymore. In more recent years I've fallen in love with rings, I currently wear three of them and they're shaped in hearts and two of them were bought by my boyfriend and the other by mum. I wear an amazing watch from Adexe every single day and my other wrist is accompanied by a Fitbit. I go through phases of wearing necklaces, however, these are not something I often wear. 


Growing up I remember it was all about the huge hooped earrings in my early teens and jewellery looking as tacky as possible. If the hoops didn't get caught on anything every so often were you really wearing big enough hoops? When I was at the end of high school I was a fully fledged member of the 'who can wear the most bracelets on one arm' club, ok so there wasn't really a club whose aim was that, but if there was I'd of been the founder hands down. I wore bracelets which were essentially lego blocks on a string, a variety of Topman ones with Jesus on them and other religious symbols and don't even get me started on the fake dolly mixture bracelet I had. I loved wearing them at the time as they felt like a huge statement and for someone who lived in black clothes, this was a big deal. Despite the bracelets dying out one by one, the trend then grew into earrings for me, I had earnings in the shape of flumps and other food items, I even had, you guessed it, earnings in the shape of Lego blocks although I think I could still rock those now, ngl.


 As I've spoken about the present and past of my jewellery what does the future hold? Although I am not entirely sure about what my future may hold, I do one day I hope to one day be able to add an engagement ring to the list and even a wedding ring. As for everything else, I'll leave that to my future self to decided, however, I hope I have a Kigu of London bracelet in my near future. 

*This is a collaborative post, all thoughts are my own as always and yes, the lego bracelet still exists if you fancy checking it out and cringing alongside me. 

9 comments

  1. I love the two rabbits which can be used to hold rings with their ears. So cute.

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  2. Oh goodness I remember all of those jewellery trends from school haha! So many bracelets & enormous earrings. I never did have a charm bracelet but I can imagine how sentimental it must be :)

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  3. Haha the toyshop lego bracelet - think we all had one right? I am guessing these are Pandora - their rings are so nice. I like the idea of charm bracelets - they do have sentimental meaning right?

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  4. I really like the idea of adding charms as gifts from friends and family along the way.

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  5. I love that little bunny jewellery holder - so cute! I have never owned a charm bracelet, but my daughter was given one when she was born and the charms all mean lovely things! :) x

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  6. I vaguely remember seeing some of the bracelets you've described. That was a while back. I like dainty jewellery so never had any dolly mixture ones etc. myself.

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  7. I used to work in a jewellers so had a lot of jewellery growing up and the traditional plastic bits all the emo kids wore but now I'm a bit more toned down x

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  8. I used to have a mood ring. I wish I still had it now! I'm sure it would make me laugh

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  9. Such a lovely post. It is amazing to think about the jewellery we have owned in the past and what we own now in the present. Hope you get one of their items soon

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