The appeal of jewellery charms has never waned and the wearing of charms and bracelets is as popular as ever. Recently a charms bracelet was found in Germany, that was 30000 years old. It was tiny and intricately carved. The appeal of charms has been with us for 75000 years and begun in primitive times when tribes men and women used pieces of bone and unusual shaped stones or pieces of rock as charms or amulets. Jewellery charms come in two basic forms one for bracelets and one for necklaces. The most famous of the bracelet jewellery charms is Pandora
Charms as Precious as the Metals they Were Made Of!
Thirty thousand years ago charms were made in precious metals. Gold was the metal of choice, and often studded with precious gems such as lapis lazuli, diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
Today charms are appearing in every walk of life and are as favoured as they ever were. From the catwalks to fashionable stores, auction houses and flea markets, charm bracelets are the jewelry of choice and the fashionistas and celebrities of the day have their own favourites.
Because they can be a reflection of the wearers life, these small charms or pieces of art are bought as the perfect gift for family members and friends. Fashion designers such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dolce and Gabbana are using them as chic additions to belts, bags and shoes. Charms are even appearing on the collars of the modern woman's best friend, her dog.
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