Nomination Bracelets: Our most frequently asked questions

Nomination is our most popular brand and it’s not hard to see why this fantastic Italian jewellery range, established in 1987, is so loved by our customers!

Once you have bought the Composable Base bracelet either for yourself or someone else, you will never be stuck for a gift idea! There are literally thousands of charm links to choose from, for every occasion – birthday, wedding, anniversary, birth, love, friends, hobbies, birthstones – the list is endless, and Nomination is always creating new and exciting links to add to the range.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions with answers to make it easy for you to start your Nomination journey!

Q: What is the idea of a Nomination bracelet?

A: Nomination’s signature bracelet is a charm bracelet called the Composable Bracelet. Instead of traditional charms the Composable Bracelet is made up of a series of Decorated Links that allow you to create the bracelet by clipping the Links together. You can choose from 2000 precious letters and symbols in 18k yellow gold, 9K rose gold and sterling silver to personalise your Composable Bracelet Link by Link.

Q: What is a Nomination charm?

A: Nomination charms are different from traditional charm bracelet charms, in fact, Nomination call them LINKS because they “link” together to create the Composable Bracelet. Each Link is decorated with a letter, symbol or gemstone and is approximately 1cm wide, 0,9cm high and lies flat against your wrist. Each Link can be added, removed or replaced thanks to the ingenious spring mechanism hidden inside each Link. What makes Nomination’s Composable Links extraordinary is that each symbol is hand made in Italy using 18K yellow gold, 9K rose gold or sterling silver and then decorated with coloured enamel, Cubic Zirconia, precious and semi-precious stones and natural diamonds, in the best Florentine goldsmith tradition.

Q: How can i create my very own personalised composable bracelet?

A: Have fun creating your personalised bracelet! Choose the base colour, the right length for your wrist size, and the height you want. Then choose from among the hundreds of Links available, The Composable bracelet was born from the idea that by customising your jewellery it becomes one-of-a-kind and special. It’s for this reason that it’s not enough to buy just the bracelet base but it’s necessary to add at least one decorative Link.

Q: Are Nomination bracelets unisex?

A: Nomination’s signature bracelet is a charm bracelet called the Composable Bracelet. Nomination’s Composable Bracelets can be created ANY SIZE and ANY STYLE, so yes the collection is unisex and ageless, because YOU decide what the bracelet looks like choosing from 2000 Decorated Links. From unicorns and flamingos for children, romantic hearts and precious gemstones for women or sport symbols and geometric designs for men; modern or traditional the Composable Bracelet has Decorated Links to suit every age, taste, style and occasion.

Q: Can I buy individual links and add them to a composable bracelet which I already have?

A: Of course, that’s the whole idea behind Composable: add charms one by one to remember special moments as they happen and make your bracelet change with you, so it’s always as you unique as you are. Have fun with the over 2,000 Links available!

Q: How does the Nomination tool work?

A: The Nomination tool is designed to be used with the Composable Bracelet, it’s called the Composable Key, and it is designed to help you add, remove or change around your Links.

Here’s a link to the tool which you can buy online or in store: https://www.forumjewellers.co.uk/product/nomination-composable-link-tool-opener/

Watch this video to show you how:

Q: How do I attach a Nomination charm without a tool?

A: Adding, removing, and changing around your Links is super easy! It may take one or two tries the first time, but once you get the hang of it, it’s easy-peasy. If you encounter any difficulties, don’t fret: use the Composable Charm Tool which makes it even easier to personalise your jewellery.

Q: Can I make my Nomination bracelet smaller?

A: Composable Bracelets can be sized by adding more Links to make them bigger and by removing Links to make them smaller.

Q: Can I get an engraved composable link?

A: Some of Nomination’s Links can be engraved. Link engraving takes roughly 2-3 weeks.

Q: Do any composable links have a coloured base?

A: All Composable bracelet Links containing letters or charms have a stainless steel base (grey). For production reasons, it’s not possible to create them on a coloured base. But you can alternate coloured Links with Links containing letters and charms.

Q: How much is a plain Nomination bracelet?

A: Nomination does not sell “plain Nomination bracelets”, the Links on the Composable Bracelet without symbols are called Component Links as they are used to complete your bracelet, once you have chosen the Decorated Links you wish to purchase. As most people need at least 18 Links to complete their bracelet this means you can start your Composable Bracelet with just one Decorated Link, and then add more and more Links as you celebrate the people and special occasions in your life. The Component Links cannot be purchased separately, they are available to complete or re-size the Composable Bracelet only.

Q: How can you tell if a Nomination charm is real?

A: All Nomination jewellery is trademarked NOMINATION® to guarantee its authenticity. Nomination’s Composable Collections show the trademark on the back of each Link the text you will see is STAINLESS STEEL ®NOMINATION.

Q: Are Nomination charms real gold?

A: Yes. Nomination charms are called Composable Links, and each Decorated Link is made with only the highest quality stainless steel (304 or 316) decorated with 18K gold, 9K rose gold and sterling silver; coloured enamel, Cubic Zirconia, precious and semi-precious stones and natural diamonds. All the details in 18K yellow gold and 9K rose gold are real gold – they are not gold plated.

Q: Do Nomination bracelets rust?

A: The Composable bracelet is made from the highest quality stainless steel (304 or 316) and decorated with letters, symbols and stone settings in 18k yellow gold, 9K rose gold and sterling silver. Stainless steel does not tarnish or rust at all, it is hypoallergenic and it is incredibly strong and resistant.18k yellow gold and 9K rose gold do not rust or tarnish, however sterling silver does have this problem and that is why Composable Silvershine Links (decorated with sterling silver) are treated with rhodium or platinum to prevent tarnishing /rust, alternatively Silvershine Links are oxidised to create a vintage effect.

Q: Can I shower with a Nomination bracelet?

A: To avoid damaging your jewellery in any way we recommend that you remove all your jewellery when you shower or bathe; water or chlorine can compromise the shine of the jewellery so take off your jewellery when swimming and at the Spa. Remember to remove your jewellery before applying perfumes, skin creams, suntan lotion or oils of any kind. Never wear your jewellery when working with detergents, bleaches, ammonia or alcohols; these chemicals will cause discoloration, damage and loosen stone settings.

Q: How do I clean a Nomination charm?

A: Use a dry, soft clean cloth to wipe them clean or a special jewellery polishing cloth. Do not use brushes to clean gold or sterling silver jewellery, as they scratch easily. To clean the Component Links of your Composable bracelet, or other stainless steel jewellery, use warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush. We have a fantastic selection of Connoisseurs cleaning products that are perfect for the job. 

Here’s a video to show you how easy it is:

 

Q: Does my Nomination jewellery have a guarantee?

A: All Nomination jewellery comes with an internationally recognised 2-year guarantee that covers manufacturing defects. In order to take advantage of the guarantee, you must present the receipt showing the date of purchase. Please retain your receipt/invoice or pass it on to the gift recipient.

The manufacturer’s guarantee does not cover rhodium-plated and gold-plated items, nor does it cover accidental gemstone breakage. Loss of colour due to improper use is not considered a manufacturing defect. Damage resulting from normal wear and tear, misuse, or oxidation is not covered by the warranty.