The one thing I love more than anything besides the memories and experiences of going on holiday, is collecting souvenirs. I'm one of those people that goes purposely out of their way to ensure there's extra room in my room suitcase and the majority of the time the things I buy are meaningful to me, but probably 'tat' to most others. Recently I've had a change of approach to my overseas buying habits and instead of bringing back bulky items that weigh down my suitcase, I have been buying charms for my various charm bracelets and thanks to Joshua James Jewellery*, I have now been given a new one to fill.
In the past I have been very loyal to Pandora and have almost filled one of my bracelets with charms representing different stages in my life including the places I have travelled, but I always find the Pandora charm collections quite limited. When I have gone abroad, I have seen a lot more Thomas Sabo travel charms specific for that area than I have done Pandora ones and for that reason, I have decided to change tact and trial a new type of bracelet.
For those who haven't heard of Thomas Sabo, although I'm sure most of you have, Thomas Sabo has been trading since 1984 specialising in versatile, innovative and trendsetting jewellery from timeless classics such as watches and bracelets to their world renowned Charm Club compromising of more than 500 different designs.
I opted for this turquoise charm carrier bracelet priced at £29.95 and the Thomas Sabo Globe Charm 0923 with an 18ct gold plated sun. Although this particular bracelet only holds four charms, I thought it would be a lovely introduction to the brand and would be something that I can wear time and time again when I travel as the colours are very reminiscent of a summer holiday. I was really impressed with the sturdy bracelet and I have fallen head over heels for the design as it is highly detailed and really pretty to look at. Thomas Sabo charms have a higher price mark than Pandora, but you can tell you are paying for quality with the level of intricacy of the design.
Above are just a few examples of the Thomas Sabo travel inspired charms and the charms I would personally love to buy. I'm particular fond of the VW van as I spent many childhood holidays in my parents VW and it brings back very fond memories. I also think that the scotty dog is a cute variation of what usually is a Scottish flag.
Do you own a Thomas Sabo bracelet?