Bonds- Necklaces or Bracelets?

Bonds, or Bündnisse in German, are wrap bracelets or necklaces that are made to be worn universally by anyone. They originated from the idea of being able to wear Buddhist prayer chains on the arm without the risk of them falling off. Prayer chains have always fascinated me, whether they are made from simple yak bones or opulent real coral or turquoise.

Traditionally, prayer chains consist of 108 "beads," each representing a mantra. As you recite the mantra, you move a bead through your fingers, similar to a rosary. The idea behind this is that each "element" symbolizes a wish or a thought, providing personal grounding.


At 15DL, we have taken this theme, given it a contemporary interpretation, and designed it into the Bonds. There are "plain" Bonds made with beautiful and lightweight woods from Indonesia or Vietnam, as well as Bonds made with turquoise, black diamonds, and rare golden South Sea pearls.

There is something for every taste. Personally, I enjoy wearing Bonds around my wrists because they exude a casual bohemian style, and I am often asked where I got such unique jewelry. Despite the multiple wraps, they are comfortable and lightweight. They are a must-have accessory for jeans and t-shirt outfits in the summer, but they also look stylish with dresses and skirts of any kind. In the winter, I like to wear Bonds over sweaters, similar to how you can wear a watch. It adds a nice twist, looks fashionable, and ensures your Bond is not hidden.

Happy Bonding!