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Charm Bracelets - a buyer's guide

by Judy Wood May 02, 2024 2 min read

Curious about the history of charm bracelets and who wears them? Let's take a look into the fascinating world of these timeless pieces of jewelry.

Origins of Charm Bracelets

Charm bracelets have been around for centuries, with origins dating back to ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, who wore charms as symbols of luck and protection. In the Middle Ages, charms were worn to ward off evil spirits and bring good fortune.

Popular through the Ages

Queen Victoria increased the popularity of charm bracelets as she wore them often.  Her charms consisted of pieces which were generally gifts from family members and in particular her beloved husband Albert. Some of the Queen's charms were designed to contain photographs or sometimes locks of hair.

In the 20th century, charm bracelets became popular among soldiers returning from World War II, who collected charms from different countries as souvenirs. In the 1950s and 60s, charm bracelets were a fashion statement, with iconic figures such as Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor all wearing them.

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Modern Appeal

Today, charm bracelets continue to be a beloved accessory, with a wide range of styles and materials to choose from. They are often personalized with charms that hold special meaning to the wearer, making them a unique and sentimental piece of jewelry.

Many wearers have a selection of bracelets with charms collected for a particular theme.  Young girls for instance, may collect cartoon figures.  A charm bracelet may have a bracelet of beach-themed charms to wear during holidays at the bach, or a Christmas-themed bracelet for December.

Who Wears Charm Bracelets?

Charm bracelets are worn by people of all ages and backgrounds. They are popular among those who appreciate the sentimental value of collecting charms that represent important milestones, memories, or interests. From young girls starting their first charm bracelet to adults adding charms to commemorate life events, charm bracelets hold a special place in many people's hearts.

Whether you're a history buff fascinated by the origins of charm bracelets or someone looking to add a personal touch to your jewelry collection, charm bracelets offer a timeless appeal that transcends generations

Charms as Gifts

A single charm (or a series) makes a lovely gift.  You can NEVER have enough charms.  Many people love to collect them and change them around as their mood or circumstances change.

Where to buy Charms?

We are not biased of course, but you can't go past Frenelle's dedicated collection page for charms - click HERE

Frenelle's charms will suit all charm bracelets such as Pandora and others.