Charm Bracelets Are Making A Comeback (+ 7 Vintage Charms You'll Love)

Author Lynelle Schmidt
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Date Nov 26, 2014

Charm Bracelets Are Making A Comeback (+ 7 Vintage Charms You'll Love)Back in the early to mid 1900s, charm bracelets were all the rage. Starting with Queen Victoria in the mid 1800s, charm bracelets have had a long history in the fashion jewelry world. Prince Albert had given Queen Victoria a gold bracelet with a colored enamel heart to symbolize the birth of each of their nine children. Ever since, she loved wearing and giving charm bracelets. Soon after, they became popular fashion among European noble classes. Queen Victoria even continued to wear charms after the death of her husband, which became known as "mourning" charms, with locks of hair and portraits of the deceased.

Since the time of Queen Victoria, there have been many adaptations of the charm bracelet. For example, soldiers in WWII would bring back charms that were made by craftsmen in the local area of where they were fighting to give to their loved ones. Starting around the 1950s, it was very popular among teenagers to collect charms for a charm bracelet to represent events in their lives.

Over the years, these world events and changes in the use and popularity of charm bracelets eventually led the fashion trend to expand in too many directions. It soon died off in the later part of the 20th century. But, charm bracelets have since made a comeback, and many people enjoy collecting vintage charms today.

Each vintage charm has its own unique character that can be meaningful or representative of experiences, achievements, or ambitions in a person's life. In the past, it was quite common to collect charms for a bracelet over a lifetime. These types of charm bracelets could then be passed down in families as a way to remember the original owner. However, the more recent trend has been to buy charm bracelets that are already completely built out with multiple charms.

Charm bracelets and vintage charms make excellent gifts for someone and can have a lot of sentimental value. If you are thinking about building your own charm bracelet, here are seven vintage charms that can be added to any charm bracelet:

1) 14K Yellow Gold Lantern Charm (Our Price: $440)

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3) 14K Yellow Gold Nantucket Basket Charm (Our Price: $835)

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4) 14K Yellow Gold Boat Charm (Our Price: $420)

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6) 14K Yellow Gold Hibiscus Flower Charm (Our Price: $90)

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7) 14K Yellow Gold Anchor Charm (Our Price: $920)

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