Nomination bracelets are the gift that keeps on giving – without making as much mess as a puppy! They are the modern version of the charm bracelet – while the Pandora range has old-world style, nomination bracelets have the personalizability, affordability and practicality of the charm bracelet without being overbearing. Plus they have the added benefit of being unisex – there are plenty of links suitable for males, and the style of the bracelet is simple and either masculine or feminine. So this April, if you have stumbled on the nomination range and want to start a bracelet for a friend or loved one, or if someone you know already has the bracelet for you to add links to, read on for some nomination link ideas for April birthdays.
If you are just coming to the joy of Nomination-Bracelet land (!), don’t worry about start-up costs. A blank bracelet including 13 links (suitable for large-wristed women to small-wristed men) costs only $16 AU, and extra blank links for these cost only $2 AU. Then, a good place to start with your search for personalized links is in the gemstone section. You are likely to know already what sort of gemstones your friend wears – is she a deep, tranquil, sapphire sort, or a fiery go-getter who’ll relate to vivacious citrine? There are both citrine and sapphire links available. There is not much that is equivalent to the April birthstone, the diamond … which is lucky in a way, because the less you spend on a link, the more links you can afford to get! So go for something that will match the color of clothing they usually wear, or their other jewelry, or is simply symbolic of their personality. These pictured stones are available in ovals and rounds, while the range of natural hard stones is also available in a heart shape – slightly less unisex, but enchanting nevertheless!
If you’ve absolutely no idea where to start – for example, if you are buying for somebody you haven’t seen in a long time – then their starsign can be a great sort of ‘cheat sheet’ as to what sort of nomination links will be suitable for them. April is covered by two starsigns, Aries and Taurus. Aries runs from the 1st to 20th of April, while Taurus covers the 21st to the 30th. If you have a traditional Arian friend, they will likely be energetic, motivated, fiery and a born leader. If you friend is born under Taurus, they have just as strong a personality, but in a more dependable, reliable, and earthy way. But how does this relate to jewelry?
Energetic Arians are likely to be involved in sport – whether of the solo or team variety. Handily, there is actually two categories covering sports themed-links – under the gold section and also the enamel section you’ll find sports beads. This tennis bead is a great choice for either a man or a woman (as long as they like tennis!), and the gold range also includes sports like volleyball, rollerskating, ice skating, scuba diving, baseball, sailing and horse riding. Something for everybody! The sports range in the enamel section is a more colorful way to add to your Arian friend’s nomination bracelet – here there is a narrower range of sports, but in a wider range of colors – eventually giving you as much choice as in the gold section. Sailing, racing, snowboarding, and hockey are some of the sports covered here – the racecar link is pictured.
Sports are not the only types of links that will be suitable for your Arian friend though – this Chinese symbol for joy will be a positive, graceful and exotic reminder of what life is meant to be about for them! Just have a flick through the categories, which are organised by theme within their respective materials. There are sections for monuments, animals, writings, technology, love, and many many more.
Taureans also happen to be quite musical – and luckily there is a section of nomination links dedicated to music! Look under the gold section – there is a selection of instruments, of if your loved ones favorite is not pictured, go for a general one like this musical note.
For the earthy Taurean man or woman, you can’t get closer to the earth than a nature-themed link. The colorful enamel links are a fun and vibrant way to add to a nomination bracelet – check out the nature section under enamel. There is also a selection of nature beads in the gold section, for the traditionalist. There are enamel star links for the spiritualist, rose links for the romantic, cherries for the fun lover, and brown leaves for Taureans (who are all born in the fall).
If you know your loved one’s Chinese zodiac sign, you also have the option of getting a link to relate to it. These are under the enamel section, and you can easily use Google to find what zodiac sign your loved one’s year of birth relates to. If Western astrology is more their thing, there is also the full range of Western astrological signs, under both the gold and the enamel sections.
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