Brierley Hill, United Kingdom, July 30, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- 30th July marks International Friendship Day, a United Nations promoted day to encourage friendship between people in different nations.
Of course it doesn’t take an international event to help people celebrate friendship. One simple way of doing so is with the Silver Butterflies split charm bead from the Copenhagen based jewellery designers Pandora bracelets.
The day is celebrated most frequently in Asian nations and in South America, but it has its roots in a holiday that was originated in the USA in 1919. The holiday became almost extinct in the USA, but other holidays with similar concepts, such as the Portuguese Dia Do Amigo continued a similar tradition.
During the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations the date of 30th July was adopted following a unanimous decision and designated as the International Day of Friendship, as part of the UN Culture of Peace Agenda
According to the UN, the day aims to promote international understanding, the respect for diversity and a culture of peace between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals.
Charm bracelets have long been associated with friendship and the split butterfly bead is designed to allow you to share the charm with a friend who is a fellow Pandora bracelets enthusiast. Crafted in 925 Hallmarked Sterling Silver, the butterfly hangs below the bracelet on the arm of the wearer, allowing the Pandora bracelet bead to mimic the movements of a butterfly in flight.
The two halves of the bead fit together snugly on the bracelet, however the bead's special nature is revealed when the two parts are separated revealing the words "Friends Forever" inscribed inside the now the heart of the bead. Once parted, the bead can be given as a mark of friendship or to mark an occasion such as a birthday.
Pandora bracelets, available from retailers such as http://www.thejewelhut.co.uk, have been one of the most successful jewellery products of recent years. The company has grown from a single store in Copenhagen to a major international brand. Since its arrival in the UK in 2007 it has seen phenomenal sales growth.