Charms are as ancient as jewelry. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese were so fond of wearing charms that they had elaborately decorated and intricately carved jewelry made for the particular purpose of 'warding off the evil eye'. The use of charms continued and grew stronger with the passage of time and was a popular trend up until the 1970's and the 1980's when suddenly, the trend declined and almost disappeared. But, these days charms are back in fashion, and how!
Charms are decorative pieces of jewelry that have been associated with luck and love. Typically, charms are figure-like and are made of metals, silver and gold being the most popular. They may be old or new, assembled or ready-made, gem-studded or made of stone and plastic. As far as charms are concerned, anything works, so long as it brings you luck.
These days, gold charms are becoming quite popular as gift items. One reason is their versatility. A charm can go well with a bracelet or a chain. Charms are perfect for all occasions, whether it is a birthday, a wedding, a holiday, Valentine's Day or even Friendship Day. Gold charms come in all kinds of varieties, so it is just as easy to gift a romantic charm as it is to give your colleague a funny charm. Beside, you have charms befitting any and every theme you can think of from sports and animals to romance and geometric shapes. Since there is no dearth of designs, you can almost always find just what you are looking for, which makes shopping for gold charms easy and fun.
From the simple and straightforward to the highly decorative, charms are available for all kinds of tastes and budgets. This makes gold charms a very affordable gift. For the receiver, gold charms are a lovely present; and if it brings them good luck, the joy is doubled.
Once you start looking for the perfect charm to be given away as a gift, you may be stumped by the sheer number of varieties. So, here are some tips to help you buy the right gift for a loved one.
Consider the color and the style. Some people like yellow gold. Others prefer white gold. Still others want precious stones embedded in gold. Look for clues that let you in on what the other person likes. If the person is a sportsperson, then, they might like something associated with their sport.
When gifting a charm, always select charms that have sturdy, usable clasps. In the past, clasps had very complex designs and fastening or unfastening them required team effort. Not so anymore. These days, you can find clasps that easily slide up or fall into place. Choose something that is easy to manipulate but is sturdy at the same time.
Whether it's Christmas or Valentine's, showing someone how deeply you care is easy when you can say it with charms. Fortunately, everyone has a little of the believer in them. That is why people simply love to receive gifts associated with good luck. And when the gift is made of gold, need we say more?