Today’s post brings a review of Trollbeads 40th Anniversary Bracelet.
For Trollbeads 30th Anniversary they released a very limited bracelet with multiple beads and a high retail price, the components of which are very sought after by collectors today.
For their 40th Anniversary, they have produced a bracelet which is much more affordable and obtainable, and beautifully detailed. My only disappointment is the high price of the Trollbeads Day bead for 2016, which is a gold version of the silver bead of the anniversary bracelet. Due to it being 18k gold, it is out of the reach of many collectors, including myself. Personally i feel it would have been better to have the silver bead as the Trollbeads Day bead, the silver bracelet and lock as the Trollbeads Anniversary bracelet and then the gold bead sold separately as another component of the anniversary bracelet. This would have allowed more collectors to obtain the Trollbeads Day bead for their collection and would have still enabled a market for the gold bead for those who wished to, and could afford to, complete the Anniversary bracelet.
All that being said, I absolutely adore the 40th Anniversary bracelet. The lock is exquisite, the texturing reminds me of the Troll Tree lock and the inclusion of the year ‘2016’ being inscribed makes it very collectable. The four leaf clover design works beautifully with many of Trollbeads release over the past few years. I put all the silver Birth Month Flower from the Autumn 2013 collection on the bracelet, with no glass, and the effect was beautiful. I actually wish i had photographed it for this post, but i will do in future.
Anyway, here are some close up images, styled with the previous Trollbeads Day beads, and the Trollbeads Troll Coin ….
Trollbeads release their Autumn Collection for 2016 on 9th September. Trollbeads have very kindly sent me a selection of the new collection which I have already enjoyed having a play with. I have lots of lovely photos waiting here, which I can share with you on 8th August, when the collection is made available to retailers, so please keep your eyes out for my post on that day!