STEPS FOR CREATING A CHARM BRACELET
You love jewelry. Ever since you were a kid you bought every piece of adornment you could from necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. Bracelets with charms attached said more about you than just a plain bracelet. The charms were personable and were talking points. Plus, they evoked memories every time you looked at them.
Now as an adult you want to remember all of your precious memories with a charm bracelet. And you’d love to begin this tradition in your family and with your friends. But where to begin?
HISTORY OF CHARM BRACELETS
At its simplest, a charm bracelet is a piece of string hung around the wrist with trinkets attached. Essentially, this was the first charm bracelet found in Africa over 75,000 years ago--twine with seashells attached. Charms made out of mammoth ivory have been found, dating to the last ice age 30,000 years ago. Did these peoples who wore these charm bracelets wear them for adornment purposes, for religious reasons, to show allegiance to a particular tribe, or were the charms considered to hold magical powers? Historians will never know for sure; what we do know is the idea of charms attached to a charm bracelet has been around for thousands of years.
MODERN CHARM BRACELETS
Modern charm bracelets don’t date back as far: only to the Victorian period. Here, we have Queen Victoria herself to thank. She began wearing several charm bracelets with mostly black on gold and with crosses and royal crests. Some of her gold charms for her bracelet had jewels and were engraved. Like modern-day royalty or celebrities, a fashion trend was born in the upper classes in both America and Europe.
The trend in charm bracelets continued and trickled down to the lower classes as well. During the World Wars, soldiers would collect charms as mementos from the exotic places they had been stationed and send them back home to the special women in their lives. Beginning in the 1950s, charm bracelets became commonplace on Hollywood actresses on the Big Screen, fueling the demand and popularity for gold charms for charm bracelets throughout the rest of the 20th century and to this day.
THE MEANING OF CHARMS
As we mentioned before, the advent of charms has a clouded history and thus makes it hard to decipher why charms and charm bracelets were invented and used. In the end, it doesn’t matter. What matters is what the gold charm means to you. Does it mark the day you gave your life to Jesus? Did you walk in a field with your three-year-old daughter and pick daisies with her, so you have a gold charm daisy? Did your beloved pet die and your charm is a memorial to him or her? On Christmas Day, did you go skiing, so your ski charm remembers that occasion? Or does your mother always bake the most delicious Thanksgiving meal and you gift her a cooking charm? Whatever memory you want to capture, chances are Charmco has a charm for you. Visit us online today!
Charmco offers up location charms as well such as our Brandenburg Gate 14k Gold Charm, which are perfect to remember special times with loved ones. Gold charms for bracelets also mark special occasions such as birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries. A first like a baby or graduation are perfect, unique gifts sure to be cherished by both the giver and the receiver.
The beauty of charms is the same charm can hold different meanings to different people. Whether it be of a spiritual nature, Mother Nature, special occasion or trip, 14k gold charms for charm bracelets hold memories for years to come. Charm bracelets can be personalized, engraved, and changed out to complement any occasion, mood, or remembrance.
Gold charms for charm bracelets make a statement. What will your statement be?
THE CHARMCO DIFFERENCE
Charmco was founded with the hope of capturing memories in a special way. Whether you’re seeking vintage gold charms, antique gold charms, movable gold charms, engraveable gold charms, colorful gold charms, or 14k gold charms for charm bracelets with jewels, Charmco has one of the biggest collections imaginable. Browse our online store today and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us. We’re open to creating a unique gold charm for your charm bracelet today.