Are you thinking of a present to give to somebody on their special occasion? Well, have you ever thought of giving them a charm bracelet? In fact, charm bracelets are appreciated by people of different ages and backgrounds regardless of their gender or race. They make perfect gifts not only because they look so adorable but every charm could somehow represent a significant or important moment in their life that they could treasure as a special remembrance.
I know of somebody who has a bracelet full of charms, some given by friends and some she purchased herself. The charms on her bracelet somehow reflect the different experiences and memorable moments in her life.
You can find these trinkets in a variety of designs, shapes, sizes and style to find a perfect fit for whom you will be giving it to. You could start by buying a charm bracelet with a single or several charms and your recipient would then just add charms according to her tastes or you could give her one every time there would be any special occasion. In time the charms will accumulate that not only looks cute and attractive but would also begin to tell a story of the different memorable experiences in her life.
For centuries, charms have been used as a medium for superstition, religious beliefs and fashion. The ancient Egyptians first used charm amulets to gain the favor of the gods and to obtain a passage into the afterlife. Later, charms were used to ward off evil forces and were also used to curse enemies.
It was in the Victorian period that charms grew out of their traditional image of spiritual and superstitious objects. Queen Victoria of England started wearing charm bracelets as a fashion accessory and started a trend that has continued through the ages. It is said that Queen Victoria wore a charm bracelet of small lockets that contained the photographs of her family. Until that period in history, jewelry was characterized by bulky ornaments made of gold, silver, diamonds and rare gems. However, the quaint charm bracelets revolutionized the concept of jewelry with their delicate and artistic appearance.
Charm bracelets received a sudden revival during the World War periods. Soldiers on their way home picked up charm bracelets for their near and dear ones, as souvenirs from the lands they had visited. The wars came to an end, but the concept of charm bracelets continued.
As of today, charm bracelets are extremely popular, especially among girls in their teens. They are not restricted any longer to the upper strata of society as was the case earlier. Charm bracelets come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be worn as casual jewelry or for formal occasions, depending on their style.
Charm bracelets contain anything from animals and flowers to zodiac signs and birthstones, making them a great gift item for any occasion. In most cases, the charms are easily interchangeable on the bracelet, so one can suit their own mood or special occasion. With their quaint and delicate appearance, intricate beauty and magical aura, charm bracelets are sure to fill one’s life with style and excitement.