For example, emeralds were thought to bring wealth, while curing bad eyesight. Rubies were alleged to staunch the blood flow from wounds and to bring deep and passionate love. Every gem had its legendary properties, and all were made into charms. The use of charms for decorative adornment is a fairly recent phenomenon, one that has become increasingly popular.
Through the use of charm bracelets, charms have become collectible, commemorative and sophisticated. For many women, charms evoke pleasant memories of collecting charms through childhood.
Every vacation, accomplishment or special experience can be celebrated with a charm that symbolizes that occasion. Charm bracelets are often handed down from mother to daughter, and become valued family heirlooms. The continuing popularity of charms and charm bracelets has led to an explosion of new styles and materials for these memory markers. From simple charms for babies and young children to elaborately jeweled and colored charms for women, there are charm fashions to suit every stage of life and every lifestyle or interest.
The best thing about charms and charm bracelets is that they provide a gift that keeps on giving and growing over the years. New charms can be added for any occasion or interest one can imagine. These days, you’ll find charms with the following themes: sports, anniversaries, vacations, animals, toys, birthstones, holidays, graduations, professions, hobbies, and charms for each child or grandchild.