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Charmed life.

Are you passionate about Pandora, nuts for Nomination or ChloBo curious? MARIE TURBILL checks out the latest craze for charms...

HAVE you been charmed by charms? Here in the Family Life office we have.

A quick wrist count reveals two Pandoras, one Chamilia, a Nomination and a Tiffany & Co - and that's just between four of us!

And we aren't alone. Charm bracelets are the hot trend dominating jewellery boxes.

"Women like something that they can collect," says Amanda Porter, manager of Bramwells in Captain Cook Square, Middlesbrough.

"The nature of charm bracelets means they are unique rather than everyone wearing the same pieces."

At Bramwells, formerly Pandora, they have expanded their range to include Nomination and Luxenter charm bracelets.

The real beauty of the different brands, says Amanda, is that they look good stacked together.

Which is your favourite? And there's more...

START a new collection with this Chamilia sterling silver and Murano glass starter set, pounds 125, left, from H Samuel.

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CHARMING: Horse lovers can now get their hands on the Falabella collection at Hartlepool's Gee Gee Couture. Bracelets start from pounds 49 and charms from pounds 20 A FAN of Truth? This Bite Me Starter bracelet, below, is pounds 79 from www.truthjewellery.co.uk SPARKLE with something from the Swarovski charm collection. This ice cream charm, right, is pounds 50 from www.swarovski.com CHEAT your way to the look with... BIRD and flower charm bracelet, pounds 12.50, left, from Dorothy Perkins BEAD charm bracelet, pounds 10 at Topshop TURQUOISE charm bangle, pounds 16.50, from Miss Selfridge CHARMOLOGY rose quartz stone charm bracelet, pounds 20, at House of Fraser IN FASHION: Not surprising that Wendy Gunn, above, owner of Middlesbrough's Boutique 178, is a fan of ChloBo, the new stacking bracelets appearing on many a celebrity's wrist and now available from her own fashion store. Stack them up. Bracelets start from pounds 35 and come in a range of materials including sterling silver, hematite, pearl and bamboo Picture by IAN McINTYRE SPARKLER: Will you plump for Pandora? Hillstreet's new Pandora store saw queues at the door throughout Christmas, demand was so high for these silver and gold charms. Silver charm bracelets start from pounds 42 and charms from pounds 20 EYE-CATCHING: Below, Bramwells' Amanda Porter shows the Nomination collection. Starter bracelets, pounds 23, and charms from pounds 16. They have also introduced the Luxenter range with bracelets from pounds 29 and charms from pounds 19
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jan 5, 2011
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