SOUFEEL CHARM BRACELET REVIEW
I love the idea of jewellery LEGO – assembling my own bracelet from an assortment of lovely charms crafted from sterling silver, 14K gold or Swarovski elements evoked halcyon days of my childhood. Throughout my life, I have been collecting special little tokens containing special memories here and there, and Soufeel has captured this concept very well.Design Value for money Showstopper Durability Craftsmanship Investment Packaging GEMOLOGUE SCORE
DESIGN: Fun VALUE FOR MONEY: Bargain CLASSIC OR TRENDY: Trendy DURABILITY: Lasting CRAFTSMANSHIP: Good INVESTMENT from 1 (difficult to resell) to 5 (Good investment, can be resold at auction): 2 PACKAGING: To impress GEMOLOGUE SCORE (1-5): 3
With a dizzying assortment of interchangeable charms – there are currently over 500 designs! – Soufeel offers us the possibility to create a unique jewel for every single day depending on our mood or occasion. By requiring us to use our imagination, Soufeel makes wearing jewellery fun and versatile – exactly how all of us should feel about it!
Since there are so many charms on offer, I decided to make my selection based on my favourite colour blue. Blue has always been the colour closest to my heart because it makes me nostalgic for my childhood by the sea – I grew up in Vladivostok in the Russian Far East. Some charms I picked because of the special memories I could attach to them, while others because my eye was captured by their wonderfully whimsical designs. As a base for the bracelet, I picked a basic sterling silver bangle, a simple classic piece of jewellery, which can be worn all on its own, if I am after a minimalist look that day.
Soufeel is all about smooth online shopping experience – I must admit it is very easy and relaxing to shop for jewellery from the comfort of my plush bed avoiding the hassle of crowds milling about London. I really enjoyed browsing through the site, selecting charms in different shades of blue: a globe, a flying butterfly, a sea horse, a rose and a skate shoe amongst others. Once ordered, the bracelet arrived in gorgeous packaging fit for fine jewellery – I was thoroughly impressed! I reviewed the bracelet at a suite with panoramic views at the recently opened ME hotel on Aldwych.
My favourite Soufeel charm from the selection is a beautifully crafted small blue globe. I absolutely adore it because of the very special meaning it has for me, because it captures my insatiable wanderlust. I live my life by my personal motto Tomorrow is Another Country, so this little blue earth has a special place in my heart.
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