Sunday, April 29, 2012

Style Sunday: My Charm Bracelet

I love my charm bracelet. I love that a piece of adornment can reveal so many of your memories and identity in symbol form and in a creative way. Studying art history for years, I am fascinated with symbols. Usually I love fairly dainty jewelry, but I do adore this chunky piece. I look forward to keep adding to it.

Nina Garcia included the very personal charm bracelet in her book, The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own.

This is mine:

From the left to the right, a roaming gnome (for travel), a gondola (for Venezia e Italia), one of the wheels of numbers from a combination luggage lock (for when I sold luggage for a living), a globe (for travel), St. Christopher-Patron Saint of Travel (to protect me in my travels), a flip flop (for my Fort Lauderdale/ Miami Trip of Summer 2008), a diamond (which is my birthstone and for my love of my birthday), a glass of red wine (for my love of vino rosso), a friendship necklace pendant (for my friendship with J since 1994), a quatrefoil (for my love of art history), and the heart charm the bracelet came with.

Learn more about the story of St. Christopher here.
This is the last one I added. J gave it to me as a birthday gift during our trip to Boston.

Do you have a charm bracelet? If so, what's on it?

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