Nomination Jewellery Review – Bracelet Shopping Experience in York

We were invited to visit the York Nomination jewellery store to have a look at their current bracelet deal and review the experience…and it did not disappoint!

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The Store – York Nomination (Low Petergate)

The Deal – Spend £35 on composable links and receive the rest of the bracelet free.


York Nomination Store

We arrived at the store and were immediately greeted by possibly the friendliest shop assistant I have ever met…when told we wanted to look at the the composable bracelets you could see her face light up.  As she showed us the different base colour options (silver, gold, rose gold) she explained that they were made from hypoallergenic stainless steel so would not irritate April and Ariel’s skin…perfect!  You can then build your bracelet link by link using their enormous range including 18k gold angels, precious stones, silver charms and double links.

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April and I chose a silver coloured base each, and when our assistant then brought out some of the trays full of links…that’s when the real fun began!  There were literally thousands!  Choosing was almost impossible…there were so many different kinds to pick from…luckily I already had a theme in mind.  I wanted a bracelet centered around the importance of ‘family’ – something both April and I could have and keep building on in years to come.  As we looked at tray after tray of beautiful links and considered combinations, our assistant spoke passionately about the owners of Nomination – a little Italian family who are still running it today, all made in Italy and the gems hand set.  You could tell from the way she spoke that it the business meant a lot to her, knowing the history and love and care that goes in to every piece made it all the more meaningful and special.

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What did we choose?

April and I both chose our initials, and a ‘Family’ link so that our bracelets would forever be connected.  We also chose a link decorated with a Hibiscus flower each, that flower is meaningful to our family because it happens to be my husband’s favourite flower, my bedroom was decorated with the flower when I met him at University, and it reminds us of our honeymoon.

I also chose a link with a rainbow on to represent our family weathering the rain and the sun together and always coming through.  My favourite link was a gorgeous rose gold angel, set with a stone that represents family…perfect for my family themed bracelet.  I chose a link saying simply ‘mum’ – representing the most important role I have ever taken on in my life.  And lastly…I just had to have the special ‘York’ link, not only is it where we have chosen to settle as a family…it will also forever mark where these bracelets were composed and the lovely day we had together as a family building them.

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I am already thinking about what else I would like to add in future, maybe the names of my daughters on some double links, and maybe their birthstones too.

We could have stayed all day, there were honestly an infinite number of links and combinations to choose from…it was more like an experience day than a visit to a shop.  The staff were unbelievably helpful and knowledgeable.  April can be quite shy but she was at ease immediately and had the time of her life looking at all the beautiful links…she chose a Flamingo finally to complete her bracelet…I thought that link perfectly summed up her playful spirit as a toddler in the store that day.

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We had the most amazing time and can highly recommend the Nomination composable bracelet range as a family experience, or a gift to someone special.

Going in to the the store and hearing the story and choosing the links together was a magical experience that we won’t forget.  We came away with more than just jewellery that day, we have left with some lovely memories.  What’s wonderful is that we can keep building on our bracelets now as the years go on and they will become more and more special each time.

One thing I really liked about the Nomination composable bracelet range is the fact that you can spend as much or as little as you like, there is such a huge range of links including some really affordable ones at around £20 and the prices rise as you move in to the more premium ranges.

Our bracelets were delicately wrapped up in boxes and finished with the iconic yellow ribbons.  April was ecstatic!

nomination bracelet box

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We also couldn’t leave without a matching bracelet for little baby Ariel…her story has just begun so we chose one link for her – a letter A to match her big sister’s.  I am so excited to come back and add to our family bracelets!

nomination bracelets matching sisters kids


We had a lovely time at the Nomination store in York, pop in if you are ever in the city!


The deal ends on the 28th October. x



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  1. Nige

    October 21, 2018

    This looks absolutely fab my girls will love it great review Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  2. Laura

    October 22, 2018

    Aww what a lovely idea I’ve never seen these bracelets before will check them out for me and my girls I think especially my eldest

  3. Jess

    October 22, 2018

    Lovely, beautiful peices with a lovely brand and story to match x

  4. Joanna

    October 23, 2018

    This looks like a great way to keep your memories and important things close to your heart and always remember them when you glance at the bracelet. It’s great that there are so many options to choose from!

  5. Connor Silver

    October 23, 2018

    My wife would love this! She really likes these types of things. (It has also given me some idea for Christmas)

  6. Mackenzie Glanville

    October 24, 2018

    Your daughter is the cutest little girl ever (along with mine of course, but my girls are older now, I keep wishing to shrink them down back to wear they let me dress them and do their hair however I pleased), what a lovely day and a great review. Such a sweet and personal idea, absolutely loved reading this an all the lovely pics. Thanks for being part of #AbloggingGoodTime

  7. Tash

    October 24, 2018

    These look beautiful, I love that they can grow as little ones get older! Perfect!

  8. Charli

    October 24, 2018

    What a lovely day for you both. I love that you had the chance to create something uniques and meaningful too!
    C x

  9. Emily Leary

    October 24, 2018

    Such adorable pics! And your choices are so cute! Looks like a really special day.

  10. Rachael

    October 26, 2018

    Oh these are gorgeous! I’ve not seen bracelets like this before but I love the concept! What a great deal too.

  11. Louise

    October 26, 2018

    Oh, wow! These bracelets are absolutely gorgeous. I’d love to be able to make one for my daughter <3

    Louise x

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