How To Build a Charm Bracelet
Welcome to Charm Bracelet 101! First, a little history lesson. Charms have been worn for thousands of years, originally as symbols of luck, love, and spirituality. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt wore the earliest charm bracelets for safe passage to the afterlife. In the late 19th Century, Queen Victoria is credited with bringing charm bracelets back as a fashion craze, often personalizing charm bracelets as gifts. Post WWII, charms were popular keepsakes from soldiers stationed overseas who collected travel charms for sweethearts at home. Celebrities like Elizabeth Tayor, Bette Davis, and Natalie Wood popularized them as must-have jewelry in the mid-20th Century.
Modern-Day Charm Bracelets
Choosing Your Bracelet
Charmco has one of the world's largest selections of 14k gold original, vintage, and vintage-inspired charms spanning every era with one-of-a-kind finds and something for everyone. Yes, that's a lot of charms, but we can't help it - we love them and have been collecting and designing them for over 20 years! Each charm we've created has meaning; consider what speaks to you as you ponder your selections. It may be a memorable date, a passion, or an accomplishment. Many charm bracelets are born on milestone occasions. The birth of a baby, graduation, a wedding, or an anniversary are classic moments to start a charm bracelet, and we have engravable styles ready to personalize that special date. Travel charms are our most popular category. Many charm bracelets are centered around adventures. But you don't have to wait for something "special" to start collecting. What are your hobbies? What puts a smile on your face? Whether you love to cook, play a sport, decorate the house, go shopping, or play with your dogs, there is a charm for you. Your bracelet could also be spiritual; some charms have secret meanings and offer daily inspirations to keep you feeling confident and optimistic. They can bring luck or ward off evil spirits. One of our favorite clients created a charm bracelet specifically to wear when flying to ward off misfortune. Charm bracelets are typically built over time, so if you don't find what you are looking for at first, keep coming back to our latest arrivals. We always find treasured vintage charms and add fabulous new styles to our collection.
Believe it or not, you're now ready to start building your very own custom, one-of-a-kind charm bracelet. We know you'll ace the test, but just in case you need some inspo, we've collected a few of our favorite stacks to help inspire you.
Charm Bracelet Inspo