Inspired by the Portuguese art of jewellery making, this Viana bead wrist candy for women makes a great bridesmaid gift idea. It is made of silk and silver wire, which is gold plated in gold versions of the bracelet. The bead is made of silver, and gold plated in the gold versions of the bracelet. The bracelet is fully adjustable. This is a great bridesmaid bracelet, and the bracelet to wear with your watch.
Viana beads have been the symbol of wealth and luck in love according to a Portuguese tradition started in the Minho region. The first bead was given by the godmother to her goddaughter, when she was born. The beads then were given to girls every year as a gift on special occasions, like birthdays, and were joined on a string of coloured wool, to be worn as a necklace on the day of the girl’s wedding to symbolise happiness and luck.