I cannot exactly remember when and where I discovered Tous and its classic line of bear designed jewelries. The most I can recall, I visited their SM Mall of Asia branch to see the popular bear bangles. I was also oriented to other pieces like the pearl earrings and dainty necklaces. I fell in love with the bangle and promised to purchase in the future. At that time, the piece I wanted retails at Php 23,500. 

Years after, I was stuck at home because of quarantine restrictions. I wasn't highly occupied with work. That short lived time were filled with all the shopping temptations. I checked my dream Tous bear bangle and attempted to ask for prices and possible discounts from our local branch. I sent an email to their Trinoma and Glorietta Branch, which I discovered from Tous' Store Locator. Customer Service was so responsive and soon enough, a sales assistant from Trinoma Mall answered my queries via Viber. 

While customer service was impressive, the price of the bangle wasn't. The prices escalated and my most coveted piece already retails for Php 25,300. But I guess the low sales triggered for some discounts. An ongoing promo entitles all Mastercard holders a 20% discount. I even have the option to pay via zero interest installment, courtesy of an internal bank offer. In the end, I was able to tick off another item in my wish list. 

My heart ❤️  I wore it on my birthday last year. 

The bangle is stainless steel while the bear is made from 18 kt gold.  This bear bangle comes in three sizes. You can compare each size from the links below

In my case, I acquired the piece in medium size. 

To be honest, it was quite difficult to choose which size I will take home. The large looks really nice and noticeable. The small is perfect for layering with other bracelets. The medium appeared as the perfect size for my wrist. 

The very lightweight material of the stainless mesh bangle was quite a surprise for me. It was lighter than the usual stainless steel bracelets, similar to those produced by Charriol. I personally liked the mesh style because I don't need to worry about scratches and possible breakage. The simple bear design obviously won my heart from the start. Wearing it feels like expressing the kid at heart in me.  

Every purchase in the Philippines comes with a certificate of authenticity and warranty of two-years. Although I wished their certificate of authenticity was not printed in thermal paper. Ink from thermal paper easily fades and I don't think the printed details would last for a year. 

It took me some time and several questions before I acquired this piece. Good thing, Tous Philippines assigned a very accommodating sales personnel. I highly recommend Yeo from the Trinoma Branch. Prior to the purchase, he sent actual photos and a catalogue of the items available in the Philippines. Should you be interested, you can reach him via viber +63 917 986 7535.