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Bacio

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Bacio jewelry, based in Arezzo,Tuscany, Italy, was founded in 1995. This is another brand of European-style charm bracelets, and they have two main bead collections: Bacio Italy and Bacio Junior.

The bracelets come in sterling silver with stoppers, plated silver (no stoppers), marine cable (several colors, no stoppers), rubber (with magnetic clasps) or leather (no stoppers, several different colors), both in single and triple wrap versions. There are a few different clasps to choose from, all lobster-style. They also have necklaces, in sterling silver, cotton or silk (as well as key holders and belt buckles).

The beads and charms are handmade in Italy from sterling silver with enamel, Murano glass, ceramic, pearl, cubic zirconia and Swarovski crystals. They currently have around 900 different beads, and release new collections every year. There is also quite a large selection of stopper beads to choose from (for the bracelets without built-in stoppers), as well as beads with dangle charms.

Bacio is definitely on the more affordable end of the price range when it comes to European charm bracelets. Here is a one that I put together, and it ended up at $534 (click on it for a larger image):

All photos: Bacio

Bacio Junior
The Bacio Junior collection consists of silver, and cotton bracelets and necklaces, and sterling silver and enamel beads. Whereas some other companies’ junior lines are intended for teenagers, these beads are definitely geared more towards younger kids, with colorful images of robots, castles, dinosaurs, etc.

Compatibility
You can put Chamilia charms, Troll beads, Lovelinks and Pandora beads on the Bacio bracelet, and Bacio charms on all of theirs except the Troll bracelets.