Hello lovelies! I have decided to show you today something very special to me, my lovely Pandora bracelet. It's quite a new treasure and I have owned it for almost a year now, however I already have a little collection of charms! My bracelet isn't something I wear every day like some people do, but rather something I wear on special occasions (on Christmas day for example) I feel that this actually makes wearing it more meaningful than it would if I wore it all the time!
My collection consists of one Pandora bracelet with the heart clasp and seven, very different charms which all mean certain things to me in different ways. I'm going to start with my most recent charm, working back to the earliest.
- The Mittens
This charm was a surprise from my Mum and Dad this last Christmas; I'd already opened all of my presents, then was presented with a classic Pandora gift bag! I had mentioned to my mum agessss ago that I loved this charm and she had remembered and bought it for me! I feel like this charm represents myself more than any of the others - I actually own pair of mittens, which are on a string so I don't lose them*, for about four years now, they're something I get comments on a lot every Winter. The charm also has little pink enamel hearts on the mittens, pink being my favourite colour!
*I know, I'm practically a toddler.
This charm was bought for me by my Auntie for my birthday last year. It's a beautiful little mirrored charm with the words 'Sweet Niece' engraved upon it. This charm represents how close I am to my family and how much I love them. It was a lovely surprise from my auntie as I was in no way expecting such an expensive present from her! We've always been close as she's been my mum's best friend since they were 11, so I've always grown up around her and her children.
- The Unicorn
I chose this charm as my main present for my 18th Birthday. It is a silver unicorn charm with a little gold horn. I chose this charm because I love everything mythical and magical - I believed in fairies until I was fourteen (and I still do to be honest!) It represents how I am a daydreamer and always have my head in the clouds.
- The Heart
This is a very special charm which my boyfriend bought for my birthday this year. The stone in the middle is an Opal, which is my birthstone (October, for those who don't know.) This was a huge surprise and I actually cried when I opened it. I feel that it represents our wonderful relationship and the memories we share. Traditionally, the opal is the stone of inspiration, imagination and creativity. I am a very imaginative person and I feel the stone represents me very well (#boydonegood)
- The 18th charm
This charm was also from my parents for my 18th birthday, they bought my sister a 16th charm too. This charm symbolises how I am now an adult and both the freedom and responsibilities that comes with that.
- The Butterfly
I bought this charm for my best friend on her birthday, she has one half and I have the other. We have been best friends since we were three years old and are still very close fifteen years later, despite going to different secondary schools for five years. In September she is going away to university whilst I am staying in Retford, so I'm glad to know I still have a part of her even though she may be far away.
- The Lion
This was actually bought for me by someone who is no longer in my life. He broke up with me whilst I was going through a very difficult time, yet I keep this charm as it reminds me how strong and brave I was through it all, like a lion. Cheesy I know and if anyone I know reads this they'll probably make fun of me, but he never wanted it back and so now it means something very different to me; that I am stronger than I think.
I hope you enjoyed reading what my charm bracelet means to me. The best part is that even if other people have the same charms, they will never mean the same to them as they mean to me, and so my bracelet will always be unique. I can't wait to continue growing my charm collection and have my eye on quite a few lovely ones!
Do you have a Pandora bracelet?
Or any piece of jewellery with a special meaning?