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Charm bracelets

Charm Bracelets Sydney

Charm bracelets come in and out of fashion — bound up with memories and sentiment and nostalgia — and now, unexpectedly, the trend is back again with designers from Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci to Oscar de la Renta, as well as vintage Chanel. The charms range from delicate to chunky, from coins to letters, from enamel to beads, multicoloured flowers and fruit — eye-catching statements from classic to contemporary, and each charm has a meaning of its own.

Charm Bracelets in Sydney – Buy Bead Bracelets

A few years ago Tiffany and Pandora and Juicy Couture charm bracelets were all the rage. Travel charm bracelets have always been popular — a charm from every city you visit. Or gold or silver coins hanging from a sturdy bracelet.

Charms were originally amulets — often shells or carved tusks — to ward off bad luck. The first charm bracelets were worn by Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and Hittites. Later the early Christians wore fish charms to identify themselves to each other.

In the 19th century, Queen Victoria started a fashion for wearing charm bracelets throughout Europe, and then for mourning charms after the death of Prince Albert. Tiffany created their first charm bracelet in 1889.

Traditional Christian symbols are the Cross, the Virgin Mary and St. Christopher. Charms representing the 12 signs of the zodiac make good christening and birthday gifts and so do birthstones. Insects, especially bees and ladybirds, but also spiders and beetles are popular too, as well as the classic good luck charms, such as horseshoes, four-leaved clovers and anchors.

Most charms have meanings: for example an acorn stands for luck and prosperity, an anchor for safety and hope, a bee for productivity and success, a bell is to ward off evil spirits and a boot is to encourage you to stand on your own two feet. A Buddha brings enlightenment and a crown power, a dragonfly and an eagle signify opportunity. An owl is supposed to guard against nightmares, a seashell against ignorance and a skull against illness. In Victorian times every flower had a meaning. A mechanical charm has a moving part and may articulate or open or shake.

But best of all, unless you have inherited a bracelet hung with old and meaningful charms, is a strong link bracelet for which your nearest and dearest give you a charm that really signifies something every birthday and Christmas. For a charm bracelet to cherish, call Diamonds by Design today.

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