Dainty Bracelets - Jewls and Jems

Wednesday, 7 November 2018


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My style of jewellery is very delicate and dainty. I cannot wear elaborate chains and beads. Or even rings on each finger. Kudos to people who can but for me it feels like I am weighed down. I have always wanted to get a Thomas Sabo or Pandora bracelet with the beautiful charms. And I did get a Pandora bracelet but even with one charm on, my wrist felt very heavy.

A few years ago, like 16 years ago, I found a jewellery shop, Jewls and Jems,  that sold beautiful silver rings. Especially my favorite ring, my Russian wedding ring. I have had my ring for 16 years and is my most treasured possession.

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This year I wanted to get something to remember a friend who tragically took his own life in 2016. He was obsessed with Stars. He had a tattoo of stars all up his left arm. I first thought of getting a star tattoo in honor of him. But I am scared of needles so I couldn’t do it.

Going through my Facebook, I saw on the Jewls and Jems SA page, the most beautiful, dainty bracelets imaginable. In sterling silver and rose gold and for only R 150.00, my heart skipped a beat. I knew I had to have one of these bracelets, and just my luck they had a star.

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I immediately went and bought the silver star bracelet and seeing the beautiful rose gold bracelets, I knew I would eventually go back for another one.

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The bracelets form part of the Melina collection and are made out of 925 grade sterling silver, so you can be sure that they won’t make your wrists go green. In fact each piece of jewellery in their collection is made so 925 grade sterling silver. The bracelets come with a dainty symbol and a fine chain with a claw clip. It also has an extender on the end.

After having only the one star bracelet, my heart yearned for another one. I live with the mantra that if you want something, give yourself 24 hours, and if you still want it, go and get it. But which one to get? The Melina collection comes with five different symbols; 

Infinity, Heart, Diamond, Star and Arrow.

I had recently been feeling very down about myself. Feeling not good enough when I read a quote that said, “You are a diamond dear, they can’t break you.” And that is when I knew I had to the diamond symbol. A silent reminder that no matter what, you cannot be broken.

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I plan to get the arrow and the infinity symbol as well. The arrow for another favorite quote, “An arrow can only go forward by pulling it backwards,” and the infinity symbol for the phrase my son and I say to each other all the time, to infinity and beyond.

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They only have 5 branches in South Africa: Rosebank Mall, Cresta Shopping Centre, East Rand Mall, Centurion Mall and Menlyn Park Shopping Centre. But they do offer to have items couriered to you.

I would definitely give this shop a look if you want delicate, dainty jewellery that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. This is my favorite jewellery store.

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