(PRWEB UK) 16 February 2013
Celebrities like Julia Roberts and Victoria Beckham have all embraced this growing trend and added friendship bracelets to their wardrobe.
Originally sourced from Central America in the early 70s, the friendship bracelet quickly became popular in the United States before making the jump to Europe. These original friendship bracelets were simple designs, hand-woven using embroidery thread in a wide range of patterns and colours.
Friends shared these bracelets with each other as an outward symbol of their common bond. The first friendship bracelets were fastened onto the wearer's wrist with a knot and could not be removed until the thread frayed and the bracelet fell off.
In 2013, however, friendship bracelets have come of age and are now available in a variety of different thread or cord styles. They can also be embellished with crystals, charms or beads, with colours ranging from the brightest neon to muted earth tones.
UK-based Benna Jewellery has been one of the pioneers of the latest trend.
A spokesperson said: "Friendship bracelets are the perfect gift to give a friend or to keep for yourself. The bracelets can mean anything from love to success or serenity - for example, the Monica Vinader Fiji bracelets are available in Fluoro Yellow to convey vitality.
"You can also wear friendship bracelets just because you love the look. We layer them with a wristwatch or even team them up with a diamond tennis bracelet."
In addition to the Benna designer jewellery line, jewellery designer Benna Harry has also introduced a unique line of gold and silver letter bracelets into her friendship bracelet offerings. These bracelets are classic and trendy at the same time and make perfect personalised gifts for friends, bridesmaids or girlfriends.
The new trend has been recognised by magazine Elle UK, which said that "right now, an arm full of friendship bracelets is the coolest way to accessorize". Friendship bracelets have also been featured in Teen Vogue and on the popular fashion websites Fashionista.com and PopSugar.com.
Friendship bracelets have come a long way from their modest American origins and the fashion world has welcomed them with open arms.
To see the complete range of friendship bracelets available through Benna, visit http://www.benna.co.uk.