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Pandora Bracelets – The New Charm Bracelets

So this new craze that's swept the world is a little more elegant than most and when you think about it, it's actually subtle and rebirthing the old fashioned Charm Bracelets of yesteryear.I was unsure about it all for a long time and only recently sat down and had a good look at and think about these new bracelets and charms, and I finally decided that they are a nice way to bring the Charm bracelet into the 21st century.These charms are simple and symbolic. No longer are we scared to wear the charms our loved ones bought us for fear of them falling off or catching on something. These little charms rarely have any sharp or jagged edges nor do they have little links holding them onto the mother bracelet. Whoever came up with the concept must have been as frustrated and upset as all of us when we discovered that a much loved charm had been lost...

History of Charm Bracelets

The custom of wearing charm bracelets dates back thousands of years, and though the materials and designs on them have changed, the concept itself has never gone out of style.This form of jewelry initially had a religious function, and dates back to the prehistoric era. According to Elizabeth Florence, president of the Jewelry Information Center, "The first charm bracelets were probably worn by the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians and Hittites from 500 to 400 B.C. Those charms were made of lapis lazuli, rock crystal and other gems and were inscribed with small designs, such as figures of gods, man and animals. They were immediately associated with special powers."As time passed, charms lost their protective spiritual functions and became fashion jewelry. The 1890's saw a renaissance of charms, especially in Victorian England, where elaborate and...

The Different Types of Charm Bracelets You Can Buy

There is undoubtedly a growing trend towards charm bracelets. This once popular form of memento has taken on a new lease of life thanks to designer brands taking hold of the concept and re-marketing it as a sleek fashion statement.There are many different styles of charm bracelets out there, but the main kind on offer appears to be a silver snake chain. This bracelet allows for a large number of charms to slide onto it. The original form of these bracelets tended to be made of silver or gold links and charms could be clipped onto each link. The new style of bracelet, however, offers a more secure form of fastening charms to the bracelet. Instead of clipping the charms onto the chain links, you slide charms onto the bracelet via the hole they have in the middle of them. In addition, brands such as Pandora use threaded charms. These threads are on...

Protective Symbols, Charms, and Totems

There is power in meanings of the old images and symbols. Below is a compendium of common symbols, charms and totems from antiquity that are thought to be useful against psychic aggression:Abracabadra: One of the oldest protective amulets, this is the word Abracabadra written in a triangular form like as below for Protection:AABABRABRAABRACABRACAABRACADABRACADAABRACADABABRACADABRABRACADABRAOr written as follows with an enemy's name on the reverse in order to diminish their power.ABRACADABRAABRACADABRABRACADABABRACADAABRACADABRACAABRACABRAABRABAThis talisman is thought to protect against injustice and evil events.Agrippa's Pentagram: A five pointed star superimposed like figure of a Male with arms and legs outstretched. It is used to increase connection with the Higher Self as well as to protect against both visible and invisible astral...

Love Charms and How They Work – The Three Key Components of the Modern Love Charm

Some people think Love Charms do work and others think they don't, it appear to be all a matter of opinion or belief. But the best way to find out if something works is through reviewing the scientific evidence and the visible results thereof. So at this point you might be thinking this topic a bunch of hocus-pocus and the belief in Love Charms is for the superstition minded people. I would rather you take a brief moment to keep an open mind as you read on.The old system of love charms start of by finding a person that specializes in authentic ancient magic spells and sorcery's from antiquity. Someone from the tried and true traditions of witchcraft to bring you a powerful magic spells for all of your magical casting needs. I'm not asking you believe in that, some people do and that's OK. Next you would need to visualize your wishes come true....

Protecting Yourself by Wearing Charm Jewelry

During the bygone days, people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds in the world believed in the power of evil spirits and charms. Therefore, they normally wore amulets or special charm jewelry to keep away evil spirits and protect themselves from charms. However, many people of today do not believe in such things.A handful of people still believe in these things until today. Gypsies of today still maintain the practice of wearing special jewelry and amulets to protect themselves from evil eye and ward off bad spirits. Books like Manifest Your Destiny and The Secret mention about the power of negative and positive energies, which can emanate from people and influence the happenings in their lives.Scientifically, Einstein's theory of relativity and others prove the existence of energy and vibration, which influences the overall Universe....

The Different Types of Charm Bracelets

A charm bracelet consists of a link band to which various small, dangling pieces known as charms are attached. Their number and style are subject to the various fashions. From the spiritual and complex meaning of the ancient Egyptian and medieval charms to their aesthetic appeal in contemporary style, these jewelry items with a rich history are always attractive and desired by women of nay age and status.Charm bracelets are one piece of jewelry that never truly goes out of style, and right now they are as popular as they have ever been, thanks to their amazing versatility. They can be assorted to more than enough outfit styles, from the sultry and sexy to the practical and sporty. It is truly a pleasure to wear them. Apart from the charms themselves, there are other pretty pieces to intersperse them, like beads, pearls or semi-precious stones....

Trendy Italian Charm Bracelets

As with their names, the Italian charm bracelets originated from Italy. From the beginning of its introduction till now, more and more people are wearing them, even the soccer stars wears them and they think of it as their national symbol and pride, along with their national flag. The American people have started catching on the trend recently, during the late 20th century and started wearing them, and soon after, became a popular and common accessory for many.The world of Italian charm bracelets are fast becoming the "in" thing in the fashion world and it is not only gaining the attention of the young female population but also the attention of the general male population and also the older and more mature women as well. These people embrace the culture of the bracelets no matter how old they are, their particular race, the religion they believe...

Occult Magical Talismans and Charms Revealed

Both the philosophers Pythagoras and Plato understood the power of numbers and magic in the ancient times in which they lived. They knew the value of sound, color and form and out of these, and other studies of Masters of Magic and Art of past times comes the present day charm and talisman.The ancient magicians, for example, knew that black and white stood symbolically for life and death and day and night durinal time. Yellow and orange signified intuition, red was for life and passion. Blue was for intellect.From ancient times all magicians have used color and the vibrational numerical power of names in order to carry out their "Talismanic Art." This is the occult, or hidden reason why Talismans embody numbers, symbols and signs of language.Although talismans are thought of as being something from ancient times they are in fact incorporated into...

Top 10 Most Popular Themed Charm Bracelets

Many women enjoy having a collection of charms that focus on a central theme or motif that is particularly important in her life. These charms, which can be either silver or gold or a combination of different types of metals, reflect the various symbols that depict the theme in a beautiful and classic way that is delightful to wear and look at.Getting started with a collection of charms isn't really difficult if the individual has a hobby or favorite activity. Travel can be a wonderful theme for charms, with collections from around the world or just around the area in which you live.Sports and music are two other very popular themes for collections of charms on a lovely bracelet. Sports charms can include players, equipment and even trophies and awards while music themes can include dancers, musical instruments and other types of symbols of music...

Charming It All With Wine Glass Charms

Wine glass charms are not only a practical accessory for guests to identify their wine glasses, they also add ambience to the décor of any gathering. Charms are also an affordable way to personalize wine glasses to suit any theme of any party. For a party you may host in the summer, you might consider providing beach themed custom charms. These might include flip flops, flamingos, or palm trees, as examples. For an autumn, themed party, charms might include fall leaves, harvest moons or acorns. A winter party might be inspired by Christmas or themes such as snowflakes, pine trees, snowmen and more, and for spring, flowers or an umbrella might be cute options. Options for your collection of unique wine charms are limitless in style, theme and colors.Some people have not really explored the idea of using wine charms at parties but the...
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