If you have ever owned a charm bracelet, then you understand that these bracelets are not just accessories. While they are beautiful and often made from precious materials, the cost of the charm bracelet has no real bearing when the sentimental value is considered. The charms for each bracelet mean something to the individual wearer, making the charm bracelet unique to the owner. The idea of owning a one of a kind bracelet is appealing, of course, but again, the monetary value and prestige that comes with jewelry takes a backseat to the memories that a charm bracelet can preserve.
The traditional charm bracelet is often a link chain that is sturdy enough to support the weight of several new charms. The chain can be made of silver, gold, platinum, or a sturdier metal. It’s a good idea to choose silver, platinum, or steel for the bracelet, especially if you hope for the bracelet to last for several years. The everyday wear and tear that can destroy jewelry may affect the charm bracelet even more, especially if it is your chosen accessory every day.
When choosing the charms for a bracelet, it is important to deeply consider the loves and interests of the wearer. If that wearer is you, then be sure to select charms that have deep personal meaning. Of course, trends make for fun and funky trinkets, but you want to intersperse them between charms that will have lasting meaning and sentiment to the recipient.
The charms are crafted from various materials that can make some trinkets quite expensive. There is nothing wrong with choosing an enameled charm over the jewel-encrusted one, especially if your chosen charm evokes deeper feelings than the wildly expensive one. It is nice to add some designer pieces if you can, but don’t let it stop you from enjoying your bracelet if you cannot.
Essentially, your bracelet will be something of a scrapbook for your life. Each piece, if carefully chosen, will tell a tiny story about the things that you have seen and done. This is why women love to fasten the clasp on their charm bracelets each morning-not because the bracelet is expensive or cements their status. When she puts on that bracelet, she is taking on the memories of years gone by and loves lost and gained. The sentimental value far outweighs the fashion impact.