Bridesmaids Gift Idea: (Grown-Up) Friendship Bracelets

Bridesmaids, Favors & Gifts

Photos: Courtesy of Monica Vinader

Back when a typical Saturday night meant your closest friends converging on your couch to watch [name of teen heartthrob here] ham it up on [name of teen-centric TV show here], your primary accessory was a sentimental piece of jewelry known as a friendship bracelet—or anklet if you came of age in the '90s. While you may have upgraded to sipping wine together instead of chugging chocolate milk, the bond remains and so too should the affectionate jewelry-giving. For an adult's take on friendship accessories, we like the Fiji bracelet from Monica Vinader, a favorite with the celebrity set. The bracelet features a metal bar in sterling silver, gold, or rose gold, and an adjustable braided cord in a variety of colors. Now here's where it gets sentimental: Each color signifies a different life gift you'd like to give your pal. Pink = Love. Blue = Peace. Red = Luck. Orange = Health. Purple = Prosperity. But, hey, if you wish your friends more than one positive vibe, they certainly look good all stacked together. —Phillip B. Crook

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