History of Charm Bracelets
Do you know where the charm bracelet originated? The earliest charms were worn by pharaohs of ancient Egypt as well as knights in the middle ages. Charm bracelets have been around for hundreds of years and evolved to fit modern style. What makes charm bracelets unique is their personalized aspects.
Typically, charms or trinkets would be attached to the bracelet with a clip on, hanging, or sliding charm. Queen Victoria popularized charm bracelets again by giving them as gifts and personalizing them for each recipient. Her endorsement and wearing of charm bracelets created a fashion craze that swept across Europe and has continued into the 21st century.
Customizable charms provide a special opportunity to showcase your personality through jewelry. Each charm can signify a different value, hobby, or even person in your life. So, having the option to personalize your charms makes your bracelet or necklace even more unique. Whether you wear your piece as a good luck charm, memento, or fashion statement there are many options to choose from. A variety of chains can be used as the base for your charm bracelet or necklace. There are several chains which look stunning with charms including bead, curb, cuban, and rope chains.
Types Of Chains For Charm Bracelets
Your chain choice can make or break the look. Depending on the chain, it may also function differently. The first question to ask is: what style are you trying to achieve? Do you like to keep your jewelry minimalist and sleek or bold and fun? Once you determine your personal style it’s much easier to choose an ideal chain for you.
Cable chains are a classic style that can attach perfectly with a variety of charms. We love how these visually gorgeous pieces look loaded up with charms around the bracelet. Elevate your own lovely charm bracelet with a classic chain and meaningful engraved charms.
Ball chains or bead chains are thicker, chunkier, and provide the perfect nooks for your charms to settle into. We love this option for a statement making or chunky charm bracelet. Bead chains are always on-trend and add an interesting textural affect to your everyday jewelry.
Rectangle or paperclip chains are geometrically interesting and modern. We love these chains for a sleek charm bracelet and a bolder necklace choice. This chain lets your charms slide around for that nostalgically satisfying jingle.
Snake chains are another popular style that allows you to slide your charms on easily. These chains allow your charms to move around without having to worry about them falling off. They also look great stacked up as well.
Ways To Customize Your Charms
No shortage of options exist when it comes to charm bracelets. Some companies sell your standard trendy charms for every holiday, season, and interest. Other brands may offer simple stamping, gemstones, animals, and different shapes. Many charms are attached via a clip which while convenient can easily be lost or fall off. Slide on charms are the most versatile, accessible, and easy to wear.
Being able to personalize your charms ensures that your piece is truly unique and one of a kind. When your piece is custom created just for you it lends a special meaning to your gold charm bracelet. You can customize your charm bracelet charms for your wife, mama, sister, boss, best friend as the perfect gift.
Charm bracelet ideas
Some ideas for charm bracelet include:
- Moon & Star
- Dog paw
- Pinky Promise
- Initial Charm
How to wear your charm bracelets
All the best things about personalized bracelets are exemplified in the charm bracelet. Your nostalgic throwback bracelet is a perfect fit for your busy schedule. Coming in an array of styles ranging from dainty gold charms to chunky statement pieces a charm bracelet can match anyone’s personal style.
We love a chunky charm bracelet with your favorite sweat suit for a cute but casual look. Pair your piece with another dainty bracelet for a layered look you’ll love. Make mother and daughter charms for a loving gift and add more charms for graduations or major successes.
Additional charms can easily be slid onto your piece with your whole family tree, wedding anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions. Show off your personal style and let your story shine with high quality gold plated pieces and tons of charm options.
BY MORANDA BROMBERG