Charm(ing) jewelry still popular gift - Shamballa Bracelets
Jewelry can be a gift from the heart and shoppers have been known to spend countless hours both online and in stores looking for that perfect piece of jewelry. Rosser Reeves Jewellers in Tecumseh offers some suggestions for holiday gift givers.
Pandora charms have been popular for a few years and that trend has continued this holiday season.
New faceted Murano charms, two-tone charms, Santa's sleigh and leather bracelets have been hot Pandora sellers at Rosser Reeves this season and shoppers are doing their due diligence before making their purchases.
"We're seeing a lot of husbands and boyfriends coming in," offers Amy Buckingham, daughter of Rosser Reeves owner Carol Weepers.
"They are well-prepared too, bringing in the catalogue into the store with the charms circled.
Others bring in a picture on their iPhone "or just have faith in our suggestions," she adds.
Buckingham says that Pandora pendants have been popular since Rosser Reeves started offering them three years ago.
"The first two years were the craziest as everyone needed to start with the bracelet but it is still the go-to gift for every occasion or for a 'just because I love you' gift."
Sales of Pandora charms have been brisk and more people started buying holiday gifts earlier this year, Buckingham adds.
"This has been the case particularly with husbands and boyfriends," she says.
"Young adults have also been shopping for their parents as Pandora is a gift for all ages."
Shamballa bracelets have also been hot sellers this season, in part due to the fact that they are for both women and men.
"Shamballa is a symbol of peace, tranquility and the oneness of us all," says Buckingham. "The bracelets are the biggest sellers but the earrings and pendants are catching up as we have the buy-two-get-one-free event until December 24th so our customers are buying the earrings to match the bracelets."
Rosser Reeves has been offering Shamballa items for just under a year and their popularity has been increasing, perhaps peaking during the holiday season.
"Shamballa can be a great add-on gift and it's a great gift for employees and teachers. It's also a great gift for the hostess or for the drop-in guest."