When you’re looking for a gift that is truly special and personal, you want to choose something that will truly capture the sentiments of the occasion. Whether it’s a special birthday, a celebrated anniversary or to commemorate an achievement, you want a gift that can show just how you feel.
Charm bracelets were once a traditional memento, designed to capture every special moment throughout life. And it’s no wonder they’re enjoying such a resurgence – when life moves faster than ever, you really want something that can make time stand still and crystallise a special moment within a beautiful symbol.
So how do you choose a charm or charm bracelet? And how many should you have? We take a little look at what makes these items of jewellery so covetable and special to wear.
The charm of collecting
Unlike other kinds of jewellery, charm bracelets are designed to be part of a growing collection. And really, you can have as many – or as few – charms attached to yours as you like.
Perhaps you’ll wear a single bracelet with special mementos from a certain person – a charm to commemorate a special date, or a cute icon to represent a particular time. It sums up all the unique character of your shared experiences, and can be a wonderful way of remembering someone.
But sometimes, more can be merrier. And there’s nothing quite like the sweet tinkle of a cluster of multiple charms jangling at the wrist, summing up a lifetime of lovely memories and experiences.
For some collectors, you don’t need a special occasion to wait to add on a new charm! Maybe you want to remember that fabulous holiday you just enjoyed, show off your beloved pets, or simply celebrate some of your favourite hobbies! There’s a charm for virtually everything, so you’ll never be hard pressed to find the right one.
One of the many great attractions about charm bracelets is of course the fact that they can be made completely unique, and designed to suit the person who’s wearing them.
Love simplicity and minimalism? A single refined charm suspended on a delicate chain looks elegant and sophisticated, without losing any of the personal touch.
Or do you prefer to max out your style? You can add as many charms on as you like – and of any kind – from gleaming sterling silver charms, to cute and colourful enamelled pieces that add a lovely pop of colour and decoration to any look.
You don’t have to stick with one particular arrangement, either. If you’ve got a lot of charms and don’t want to wear them all out at once, it’s simple and easy to mix and match, as you like – so you can create the jewellery to go with every outfit.
However you like to wear your charm bracelet – whether it’s playful and funky, or simple and modern, they’ll always be a great way of sharing and enjoying special moments in life.