January 03, 2023
Create your own charm bracelet - the perfect gift
Charm Bracelets – Start Your Own Tradition
A charm bracelet is so much more than just a piece of pretty jewellery, it is about self expression, and designed to capture cherished memories, loves, passions and personal milestones as each representative charm dangles from your wrist.
Charm Bracelets make amazing gifts, that build and grow with life experience. The perfect gift for the woman or child in your life, that you can add to as life milestone occurs. Never again will you ask yourself 'what shall I buy them?'
5 Reasons to create your Charm Bracelet.
1. Mark your Milestones
Collect charms throughout your life to signify special moments. A flamingo for the trip to Miami, a scroll at graduation, or perhaps you ought to visit Paris so the Eiffel Tower can be added? A flying pig for starting the business you always wanted to? A star for when you make your first sale?
2. Heritage and the Tradition of Charm Giving
To inherit or be gifted a charm bracelet is to be given a gift of hope. The hope that the links and spaces will be filled with friendship, good luck and love. Giving Charms follows an ancient tradition; medieval knights wore charms for protection in battle, and Norman Knights carried acorn charms for luck.
Ancient Egyptians used charms to signify faith and luck, and were used to identify themselves to the gods in the afterlife. Early Christians secretly wore small fish charms to signal their faith.
Queen Victoria’s devoted mourning of Prince Albert was signified by the wearing of black jet charms, on her charm bracelets, a fashion adopted widely in her reign.
Charm talismans have been given for thousands of years to confer luck, or to represent cherished political and religious beliefs in every culture; from the Crucifix and St Christopher, to the Hamsa or Fatima hand or the lucky horseshoe, four leaf clover and wishbone.
Giving a bridesmaid, friend or daughter a charm bracelet is a way of passing on a tradition of good luck for them, and creating a unique jewellery heirloom that transports memories across generations to come
A charm bracelet is a lovely conversation starter.
Lily Charmed was inspired in part after noticing how the eclectic cluster of charms on my necklace invited comment- the little silver fork purchased on a Greek Island holiday entranced my little niece who would insist on feeding me bits of pasta with it and my tiny lucky coin charm I found in a park reminds me of a fun and drunken night, and the locket that I was given as a bridesmaid aged 8 was my first ever piece of ‘proper’ jewellery.
Anecdotes are shared when you wear a charm bracelet, people love to share the history of a special charm, or of the interesting designs they have given and seen.
It is these personal recollections that make creating a charm bracelet so special – and we would love to hear your stories too.
What we love about charm bracelets are the treasure trove of vintage finds available – we love looking out for unusual vintage charms – we’ve seen frying pans, hoovers, tractors, children on see saws –such detail in miniature is magical and such an affordable way to collect true examples of imagination and craftsmanship. We are often inspired in our own design by simple objects that inspire sentiment, a clothes peg, and cassette tape being two of our favourites.
5. Timeless Style
A charm bracelet will never fall from fashion – take a look at our Pinterest boards to see our favourite pins of screen icons like Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Taylor wearing theirs with enviable panache, and Royals Wallis Simpson and Princess Diana.
German charms carved in mammoth bone have been dated at 30,000 years old and the first charm bracelets were worn by Assyrians, Babylonians, Hittites and Persians from between 600 - 400 BC, the delight of a charm bracelet shows no sign of fading!
We design our charms to stand the test of time and charm bracelet will look just a delightful with a summer dress as with a chunky winter jumper, so indulge yourself – it’s a year round, timeless accessory!
Your Design, your stories.
Lily Charmed offers various charm bracelets and bangles for you to create your charm bracelet AND plenty of single charms to add to them
For a modern take on the charm bracelet a solid bangle with spacer beads creates a story with just a few charms.
Add charm with a jump ring to your bracelet by sliding onto the chain, or select the lobster clasp fixing to add (and remove) to any link in a chain.
You'll be glad to know that all our charms are made with recycled silver. We design each piece with care and love, and are always open to design ideas from our customers, so if there is a charm design you have always wanted, but never found email us email@example.com and let us know!