GIFTED: Hands up, I had heard of ChloBo bracelets before but as I have recently been consumed by all things Pandora, they had passed me by.
|Me, wearing my lovely ChloBo Noodle Disc Peace Bracelet|
Happily, a chance to review one of their lovely sterling silver hand-made bracelets has rectified that, as I was sent the ChloBo Noodle Disc Peace Bracelet to try.
Part of their Iconics Collection, this is one of their best sellers and it’s made from 925 sterling silver large noodles, 6mm discs and 4mm beads. It also features the peace charm which symbolises desire, love and peace. And let’s face, when you’re a parent you’ll try anything for a bit of peace.
ChloBo bracelets are designed to be worn as a stack and there are so many lovely ones I have my eye on. You can either buy them separately or as a predesigned stack. They come in silver, rose gold or gold and the featured stones are Black Onyx, Eagle Eye and Pearl. There are also rings, necklaces and jewellery for men.
|ChloBo Mini Disc Hamsa Hand Bracelet from the Cuties Collection|
One of the major plus points for me with my ChloBo bracelet is… no tricky to use clasp. Much as I love my Pandora charm bracelet I still haven’t managed to do it up myself on more than a handful of occasions. ChloBo bracelets simply slip over your wrist as they are elasticated.
|ChloBo Feature Bead Tassel Bracelet from the Iconics Collection|
Because they are made from sterling silver, gold plating and semi-precious stones, you do have to treat them with care. ChloBo recommends that you keep your jewellery away from perfume, fake tan, lotions and chlorine, and that you gently clean the silver with a polishing cloth.
ChloBo bracelets are designed to be appreciated in stacks but I think my individual bracelet is pretty enough to be worn on its own and would be a great gift that the recipient could add to over the years.
The designs are a little edgier than some of the other jewellery ranges and are, as ChloBo themselves say, bohemian rather than traditional. That said, I think they are as likely to appeal to fashion-conscious young things as they are to us, um, slightly more mature women who refuse to be defined by their age!
|ChloBo Gypsy Collection: Dusk Wanderer Stack|
They are not inexpensive (my bracelet is £90 and the stack featured above is £350) but they are certainly not costume jewellery and you are paying for the ability to create a pretty unique bracelet which should last for years.
You can search for stockists and find out more at www.chlobo.co.uk.