ANYWHERE ONCE: THE JEWELRY

The United States Virgin Islands are as scenic as a postcard. On my first visit, I stayed on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix. Each island has its own personality and appeal. St. Thomas has the hustle and bustle of Main Street in downtown Charlotte Amalie. On Main Street and the surrounding area, there is a plethora of duty free shops, jewelry stores and restaurants that line the picturesque waterfront. Then, there is the relaxed island of St. Croix, with the more tranquil Christiansted leading the way. I fully embraced St. Croix’s vibe and stayed at the Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort and Spa, it was like paradise. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/stxbr-renaissance-st-croix-carambola-beach-resort-and-spa/.

Even though these Islands seemingly have their own personalities, I noticed a mutual occurrence.  Almost everyone was wearing at least one Hook Bracelet.  I was vaguely familiar with this bracelet because I had received one as a souvenir from Sonya Ltd on the island of St. Croix. I had to learn the history behind these beautiful bracelets. I always love a good back story.

I found a few stories about the origins of the Hook Bracelet. My favorite is the fisherman story. Since the bracelet is latched with a design resembling a fisherman’s hook and the story’s backdrop is an Island, I deemed this scenario the most interesting. You can find the story on the attached link www.thehookcompany.com.

I hope you enjoy your bracelet as much as I enjoy mine. Good luck!