Friendship bracelets have been around for a very long time and have an important meaning. There is a multitude of different styles of friendship bracelets. Many stores in Canada have a variety of friendship bracelets.
About Friendship Bracelets
Friendship bracelets first originated in Central America. Traditionally these bracelets were made of thread or embroidery floss. They were colorfully woven into a variety of colors and patterns. They represent the strength of friendship. These bracelets were never to be removed during the friendship unless they came off due to natural wear and tear. During the ’70s friendship became popular and were normally worn by male and female children and teenagers. Today friendship bracelets are popular among celebrities and the older generation.
Friendship Bracelets Today
Friendship bracelets have come a long way since the thread or embroidery floss styles. There are many different styles available in several stores in Canada. They are now available in gold and silver plated, gold, silver and many other metals and materials, ranging in moderate to high prices.
Pandora is a very popular jewellery store. They carry hand made and contemporary products made from high-quality materials. Some of their products include 14K gold and/or solid sterling silver. One of their most popular products is their solid sterling silver bracelet. Once this bracelet is purchased, there are a huge variety of charms available to go on the bracelet. This is the perfect friendship bracelet. This can be given to that special friend with a charm that represents friendship. For every occasion or just as a token of friendship, several other charms can be added to the bracelet. One of their friendship charms has the inscription “Friends are the Family you Choose”. Another example of a friendship charm is the BFF dangle charm. There are several more to choose from. This is the perfect gift for that special friend.
In Canada, many high-end jewellery stores offer a nice selection of this type of jewellery.
This well-known jewellery store has been in existence in Canada since 1919. This year celebrates its 100 years. This family business was the first company that began selling its products on a time payment plan. People’s carries a variety of bracelets that can be purchased as friendship bracelets. They carry charm bracelets, personalized bracelets, many different charms to be added to the bracelets. Bracelets and charms can be purchased in Platinum, gold, tungsten, cobalt, stainless steel, ceramic carbide, and titanium. Purchasing a friendship bracelet from peoples jewellers will automatically let your friend know you purchased a high-quality product for them.
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany and Co was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1837 but didn’t become famous until his son Louis Comfort Tiffany added his artistic direction in the early 20th century. This high-end jewellery store in Canada carries several different style bracelets which can be symbolic of friendship. Tiffany carries wrap bracelets, link bracelets, ball bracelets, line bracelets, mixed cluster bracelets, bangles, and many other styles. Tiffany & Co is well known for its luxury sterling silver and diamond jewellery. There are many Tiffany & Co. stores located in Ontario.
Low to Moderate Priced Friendship Bracelets
Not everyone can afford to buy friendship bracelets from high-end luxury jewellery stores. Here are a few stores in Canada where these bracelets can be purchased at a reasonable price.
Claire’s is a chain of stores in Canada, which sell many accessory items. This store is mainly geared towards the younger generation, kids, and teens. They are well known for their in-store promotions, like buy 1 get one 50% off or buy 2 get 2 free. This is a great shop for teens to come and shop for friendship bracelets. Most bracelets here can be purchased for well under $20.
This is a great store in Canada to purchase Books by Klutz designed to make personalized friendship bracelets. This allows kids and teens to make their own friendship bracelets traditionally. Reasonably priced for approximately $22.
As you can see, some traditions carry on for centuries, with the basis of the friendship bracelet remaining the same.