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For my 18th birthday my best friends family bought me a Thomas Sabo Bracelet and three charms to go with it. They all bought the bracelet together, my friend gave me an angel wing charm, her mum and dad gave me a pearl and her grandparents gave me this cute hummingbird charm.
There are many other charm bracelet brands on the market these days, one of the biggest being Pandora. Thomas Sabo is full of jewellery that is similarly priced to Pandora but is very different in looks and style, Thomas Sabo seems to be aimed at younger people or people who like brighter, crazier designs. The biggest difference is that Thomas Sabo charms are fixed to the bracelets by a sturdy clip and often only allow three or four charms on at a time depending which bracelet you buy.
My friends family bought me this cultured pearls one. I'm guessing they chose the small size for me as I have fairly small wrists and it fits perfectly with a little stretch over my hands and has a bit of room for movement around my wrist. The pearls are threaded on a nylon cord which is very strong and I have no worries of it breaking. The pearls are slightly textured with sort of ring engraved into them, at first this looks a little strange but the more I wore the bracelet, the more I liked it because it's different. The bracelet has a 'charm carrier on it' which is a silver bead with Thomas Sabo branded on it and a little hook to attach up to three charms on it. I have been able to fit up to four on mine although it can be a little crowded sometimes.
I really like the idea of being able to attach a maximum of three or four charms on it because sometimes on bracelets like Pandora there are just too many to look at. The bracelet looks very elegant being made of pearls and just a few charms, depending which charms you choose you can create a very elegant look or a fun look. The bracelet looks just as nice with one charm or none whereas a Pandora charm looks quite empty and boring with only one or a few charms on unfortunately and I think this is where Thomas Sabo really stands out.
These Thomas Sabo charm carrier bracelets come in a few variations which have different types and colours of beads depending on what you want. I love my pearl one as it goes with just about anything I wear. The only downside is that the little charms usually make the bracelet hang with the charms under my wrist and can make it uncomfortable for me to write or draw sometimes and often get caught on my cardigan. Overall though, the bracelet is very beautiful yet simple and looks more expensive than it is, I would definitely recommend this. Looking online, the bracelet costs £29.95 which I think is very fair as it is well made and very durable, I worn it on several nights out (which I probably shouldn't as I'm usually drunk...) and it has never broken or fallen off. When wearing it, it looks more expensive than this price tag too!