SHARE THE LOVE
Since the pandemic, our desire to celebrate friendships and exchange meaningful gifts are stronger than ever.
Friendship bracelets represent our inimitable bonds with those we love the most and can be gifted at multiple stages during a friendship. From birthdays, baby showers and big news to simply sending remote hugs.
Our favourite celebration? International Friendship Day. Why do we love it? It's a reminder to share the love with your nearest and dearest, and nothing quite says "bestie" than gifting matching jewellery.
WHAT IS A FRIENDSHIP BRACELET?
Good question. Friendship bracelets have been exchanged across many cultures for decades to symbolise a meaningful relationship between two people. Traditionally handmade using a form of knotting called macrame, the love and effort required to craft these bracelets was acknowledged in receipt of the gift and if the bracelet was ever removed purposefully (rather than wearing off naturally), it would signify the end of the friendship. Whilst we’ve probably moved on from our school days of braiding colour cords together in creation of the ultimate friendship bracelet, we still hold the same strength of sentiment for our closest friends.
TWO BRACELETS, ONE BOND
There's no better time to gift than on World Friendship Day (30th July). Upgrade those homemade childhood bracelets to an AC design that’s as long-lasting as your friendship. From all-metal styles in either yellow gold, rose gold or silver to beaded bracelets with symbolic charms, there's a friendship bracelet for everyone. Some are bursting with bright gemstones, some are sparkling with diamonds, some are delicately dainty, and some are made for stacking. You know what they like, that's why they're your bestie. Long-distance friendship? No worries. We offer free global delivery and we gift wrap beautifully too.
- London Nights Cosmos Biography BraceletAs low as £110.00
- Thundercloud Woven Biography BraceletAs low as £110.00
- Mood Indigo Cosmos Biography Bracelet in Yellow Gold VermeilAs low as £110.00
- Duck Egg Cosmos Biography BraceletAs low as £110.00
- Amazonite Biography BraceletAs low as £135.00
- Orbit and Biography Iolite Bracelet in Yellow Gold VermeilAs low as £175.00
- Orbit and Biography Rainbow Bracelet in Yellow Gold VermeilAs low as £175.00
- Orbit and Biography Rainbow Moonstone Bracelet in Yellow Gold VermeilAs low as £175.00
MAKE IT SPECIAL
Turn on the charm, and have your gift wrapped in our signature (and sustainable) packaging.
Presentation is a critical part of gifting, but it shouldn't cost the earth. Our packaging is all FSC-certified making it 100% recyclable. We also avoid the use of plastic wrappers on our UK deliveries, which are all carbon neutral, and our exquisite gift wrap paper is actually 100% Japanese Kozo paper. Not to mention, it looks beautiful.
And if you were thinking of buying a gift card, these are now 100% biodegradable (thanks to Ecologi technology).
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Take gifting to another level. Engrave your friend's initials or mark a special moment with a date or birthday. Why would you say it, when you can engrave it? For our bracelets with lockets, add a personalised photo or two.
Whichever you decide, the personsalisation is on us! Learn more here.
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Take gifting to another level. Engrave your friend's initials or mark a special moment with a date or a birthday. Why would you say it, when you can engrave it? For our bracelets with lockets, add a personalised photo or two.
Whatever you decide, the personsalisation is on us! Learn more here.
BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY
From best-selling Biography bracelets, inspired by the symbolic bracelets exchanged during the Indian festival of Rakhi, to classic woven friendship bracelets available in revived colours for your adult wardrobe, no outfit is complete without an armful of bright jewels and beach-ready hues.
Pairing rich yellow gold tones or the blush accents of rose gold with your favourite gemstone combinations creates a colour pop of juicy rocks that glisten at every turn. Once you learn how to layer these gems, you’ll create your very own colour story, that’s totally unique to you. Each gemstone and symbol has its own significance; they’re talismans of regeneration, wisdom and protection.
Decide your message, your affirmations and the colours that represent you, then start experimenting with different layered looks.
AS EASY AS 1,2,3
The perfect personal stack is not bought in one go; it’s collected and gathered over time. A great starting point for any bracelet stack is picking a unifying trait. This could be anything, from a particular type of bracelet, a common metal colour, or a colour scheme. Once you have your theme in place, feel free to mix texture, colour and even metals for the ultimate arm party look.
We recommend starting with an all-metal chain, like our Aubar Bracelet in yellow gold, as your base. Then, build your stack from there and add colours or hand-cut gemstones to the party. Next, add some meaning with a variety of symbols or personalisation by engraving your charms or adding photos within your lockets.
It might be wise to take note of your other daily accessories, such as a watch or a necklace, and style your bracelet stack to compliment these pieces.
PRE-MADE BRACELET STACKS
A curated edit, just for you. Discover our pre-made stacking bracelets to make things even easier. Each selection includes the best of Astley Clarke with a range of stunning symbols and charms as well as colourful gemstones and subtle hints of sparkle.
In the spotlight is our Triple Evil Eye Bracelet Stack in sterling silver designed to provide defence against the evil eye. The beautiful blue Lapiz Lazuli is balanced with our favourite Rainbow Moonstone, and the silver woven through serves to enhance this mystical vibe. If you feel in need of safeguarding, then this stack is for you.
Outfit tip: wear with a casual white tee and a pair of your best jeans to enhance the Lapis even further.
MADE FOR GIFTING (& RECEIVING)
Whether you’re sending your friendship bracelet in the post, or comparing styles in person, mix and match with your friends to create new looks. Or maybe you met someone at a one-off time, but they became worthy of one of your charms (and vice versa).
It’s all about sharing the love.