Trollbeads | Beads with a Story

by - January 27, 2018

Hello lovelies
Today's post will be a special one on Trollbeads.

Trollbeads come to my awareness few years back when they first opened their pop-up store in Sunway Pyramid. It was one of those days when I wanted to clear my head after long day of work and the shop's name captured my eyes as I walked by (because this girl believes in fairies, mermaids and is still waiting for her Hogwarts Acceptance Letter).
However, I didn't enter it because potential hawking promoters are my least liking
but a brief glance told me enough that Trollbeads is similar of Pandora's.

[     Origins of  TROLLBEADS     ]

The first Trollbeads is created in 1976 by Søren Silversmith, who is a Danish. Back then, a single silver bead hanging onto leather thong is considered a popular fashion accessory. Soren created beads with little faces and figures and sold them in his father Svend's jewellery shop. Lise, Søren's sister whom later expanded the family business, integrated the opening to be on the beads instead of the more traditional eyelet and sold them as bracelets.
The Trollbeads trend took off when a customer requested Lise to place an extra bead on her bracelet. Slowly, the collection grew with demand for new designs and is widely appreciated until today.
From a meaningful gift to something to pamper yourself with, every Trollbeads is carefully crafted with different materials, colors and designs to fit any style and budget.

[     Uniqueness of TROLLBEADS    ]

Curated by yours truly for the mermaid in you
Left to Right: Guardian of Treasures, Coral Branch (gold), Mermaid, Feldspar Azurite Rock, Treasures

I know it may sounds embarrassing, but Thomas Sabo didn't quite standout in my mind until The Butterfly Project mentioned of the brand. After some poking around with some other prestige accessory brands; Pandora, Thomas Sabo and of course Trollbeads, here are some interesting facts that might help in your decision making.

Trollbeads is the first of its kind to be invented back in 1976, Copenhagen, Denmark.
 Their designs have maintained the rustic look of the first original beads throughout their collection and since then expanded a wide collection of  jewelleries made of exclusive Italian glass, silver, gold to over 50 countries. Inspired by creature of myth & fairy tales, flora & fauna, astrology, cultural diversity and things of everyday life, Trollbeads keep your wildest dreams alive in everything you do.
Last but not least, Pandora was founded in the same birth place of Trollbeads; 6 years later in Copenhagen, 1982. The beads concept is similar to Trollbeads' and is well-known for their clean and minimalist designs. Now sold in over 100 countries, Pandora holds strongly to their beliefs " to offer women across the world a universe of high quality, hand-finished, modern and genuine jewellery products at affordable prices, thereby inspiring women to express their individuality".
Thomas Sabo was established in 1984, Germany and specialized in making jewelleries, watches and fragrance. Their jewellery designs generally shine with the bohemian and diamonds-crusted look. They are also specialised in engravable jewelleries, the perfect gift for any memorable occasion.

I am going to focus on the difference in charms and chains because its their main point of attraction. Trollbeads have always been crafted in a way to form an opening in the bead while most Pandora beads either have a hanging eyelet or a hole through the bead that has a unique tread. On the other hand, each of Thomas Sabo charms have a clasp to attach to their chain bracelet.
Trollbeads and Thomas Sabo bead has a smaller core making it difficult to mix-and-match with other brand's bracelet. In attempt to meet the needs of charm enthusiast, Trollbeads introduced a "Universal Unique" range that is supposed to have a larger core. Interestingly, Pandora's beads can slip easily into Trollbeads bracelet making them well accepted.

Speaking of the unique tread in Pandora's beads, the incorporated safety lock system works by screwing the beads through bracelet's ends preventing lost and also cleverly, from other company's charms treading in. One thing I like about Trollbeads is that you can choose your preferred beads, chain or leather, right up to the clasp (Yes, they are not your ordinary plain clasp) to accessorize your bracelet. In the end, each of them has their own appeals and it all lies on personal preference of style and budget.

Trollbeads have recently launched a few new collection in conjunction of the upcoming spring season and all girl's favourite, Valentine's Day.

Here are some of the beautiful pieces from the Enchanted Forest | Spring Jewellery Collection 2018

Have I mentioned how charming are their tiaras? It just brings out the princess in every girls

I was scrolling along their website and found some favourites that speaks about my personality, life and dreams. Tell me if you share the same likings :)

Trollbeads Malaysia is now available at selected shopping malls near you.

Mid Valley Megamall
Sunway Pyramid
Vivacity Megamall, Kuching

You can also check out their official website or Facebook page for more information
Trollbeads Malaysia FB


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