Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend. Today I have some firsts on the blog, which I am really excited about. It will be the first jewelry review as well as the first gift card giveaway. I am hoping you will like it, and if you do want to see similar posts (or don't want to see any of that), let me know in the comments below. For me feedback is a crucial part of blogging, so please feel free to leave one whenever you see fitting.
Now back to our matter for today: charm bracelets. For an unknown reason I never jumped on the bandwagon although I find the idea of personalized jewelry very creative. Also from another perspective it gives lots of affordable but good quality options to hopeless gift searchers. If your budget is restricted and you want to buy a piece of jewelry for a friend, you might have to go down in the quality of the material, such as buying stainless still bracelet instead of a silver one because the latter is out of your budget. If you buy a charm or two instead, you can opt for a Sterling Silver and even a touch of gold in there without breaking the bank.
Long story short, I was approached by Soufeel (not affiliated), an online shop who has lovely charms in good quality material (sterling silver, 14k gold), to test their products, here are my thoughts after three weeks of extensive testing (read I wore it everyday LOL). They were also kind enough to offer a gift card for one of my readers. Read more of that, right after the jump.
|Packaging: Soufeel Charm Bracelets|
During my selection from the online store, I wanted to go for different material for testing purposes,
therefore I opted for a 14k gold & silver mix on two of the charms and one with Swarovski Crystals and Sterling 925 Silver. Now on an emotional level, I need lots of luck nowadays since some changes are ahead with my job life. I even went ahead and purchased a bamboo a few months ago. So I thought, I should pick as many clovers as I can for the bracelet to supposedly bring more luck. I am usually not very superstitious but since all I can do is nothing else but to wait right now, I am trying to keep the positivity and assure that the bracelet is going to take care of that *winks*. How rational of me right?
|My Soufeel Charm Bracelet|
The blue/gold and silver/gold clover charms are a mix of gold and silver. The third green one is my birth stone. It has green Swarovski elements on silver and on silver "August" is written. I opted for two gold-plated stoppers on each side. After using the bracelet for a few weeks now, I know this was the best decision ever. When you open and close the bracelet, without these your precious charms may fall down. On a side note, mine fell down straight on the hard surface and bounced all the way down the stairs before I placed my stoppers. None of the stones were lost. So thumbs up for the quality here.
These come in very cute cream white boxes with leather surface and baby blue ribbons as shown on the first photo above. Each charm comes in a separate box which is great if you want to give it as a gift.
A few more tips from me, after measuring your ankle, you have to add 1-2 cm for the charms to fit. I measured my ankle to be 18.5 cm and ordered the bracelet 21 cm. It was a little too loose but I know I will add more charms in the future, so no regrets there.
The closure of the bracelet is easy to open and close with one hand and it is very secure. The charms have high quality, all the stones are aligned perfectly and the material is processed with precision. All in all I am really convinced with these. I am usually skeptical when an online store reaches out to me. Some time ago I had a rather unpleasant experience, I was sent some bad-quality sunglasses which I didn't want to feature in the blog. This time I am very glad that these charms turned out to be something I can recommend further. One more thing that I love: online store offers worldwide free shipping for the orders over $50 and 365-day return and exchange guarantee.
|My Soufeel Charm Bracelet|
Are you intrigued? Soufeel generously offers one of my readers a gift card of $100 value. Give away is open internationally and will be active for two weeks. I also recently launched my Facebook page and I am grateful for each and every support, so I would be thankful if you visit me there. Hoping my clovers bring some luck to you too!
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Oh and if you don't want to wait for the give-away and give it a go, Soufeel offers 5% discount for you with coupon code Sara5 (I am not affiliated with that offer).
|Flowers and my charms|
Final thoughts: How did I miss all the fun with charms until now? My experience with Soufeel has been all positive, from order to the delivery, which arrive in a week although I was told it could take longer. Packaging is very pretty and handy if you want to give it as a gift. The processing of the charms and the bracelet is top quality. These are also more affordable than some other charm providers out there, so highly recommended. I am eyeing that charm with the lipstick right after that one. Oh and the one with the microphone maybe. I ended up having a long wish list.
Hope you enjoyed this post and the give away. Have a wonderful Sunday, see you tomorrow.
Disclaimer: The product in this post was provided free of charge for my consideration. The gift card for the give-away is also provided free of charge. Regardless all opinions are honest and my own. I am not paid for this review nor the give-away.