I can’t be the only one that’s noticed that where ever I seem to go, men are wearing these Shamballa diamond bracelets.
Since 1994, Shamballa Jewels have been creating a range of bracelets, emphasising on magic, individuality and inspiration. The brand is hugely popular with celebrities including Valentino Garavani, Jay-Z, and Mary-Kate Olsen.
They seem to pop up all over the place; Jay-Z was captured a number of times wearing his, including on the cover for Gotham Magazine. Plus, many other magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle have previously featured articles regarding the brand. With this high prominence amongst the rich and famous, the official bracelets range from around $4.000 to a whopping $40.000 (£24.000).
Earlier this year, Karl Lagerfield fought with Shamballa Jewels against infringement on their logo on designs. The brand sued multiple websites ‘falsely using the Shamballa mark on counterfeit goods which has caused unfair competition.’
However, there are authorised cheaper substitutes all over the internet such as those by Oliver Smith for around £1.250 but I for one wouldn’t want to spend that much on a piece of jewellery. Think of the amazing dresses - nay, shoes - nay, entire outfits you could buy for that price! More reasonable alternatives are available for closer to £30 but if I’ve now got you thinking about splashing out on shoes...
Fear not, of course, we can supply you with an unbeatably priced alternative - Multi-Faced Shamballa Bracelet at just £5.99 in a range of colours including black, pink, and blue (cause we’re nice like that).
By Nicole Benson-Feathers - Fashion Writer for A-SHU.CO.UK.