This article will be useful for beginners who are just starting their journey of acquaintance with typesetting jewelry. Increasingly, I hear a question from people who have just found out about this one, where to start after buying a bracelet — the basis. What charms to choose, how to combine them with each other. An equally important question is how each type of charms differs and whether charms and pendants have a hidden meaning. But let’s start sorting it out in order and answer the question of what charms are on a bracelet.
Charms — what is it?
Charm (translated from English charm — charm, charm) is a small decoration in the form of a bead or pendant that is screwed onto a bracelet. You can collect various variations of these decorations and they create a certain unique composition. Charms have their own meaning. By composing different options or swapping charms in places, you create your own unique piece of jewelry.
The types of charms are very diverse: classic charms, charms — pendants, murano, clips, dividers, stoppers. I have already talked about each of these types in more detail earlier. Charm is a universal decoration.
Charms — pendants what is it?
One of the most popular jewelry is a charm — a pendant. A pendant in the form of a small ring is screwed onto the bracelet, and the main decoration hangs down. For a beautiful bracelet composition, it is important to combine ordinary charms and pendants.
The meaning of charms
Many buyers, especially those who are not very familiar with set jewelry, are interested in the meaning of charms when they first buy. What to give a person based on his interests / profession / lifestyle / age?
Yes, you can give some general recommendations, advise a more universal option that will suit many and will not stand out from the overall composition of the bracelet. Usually in such cases they buy neutral charms, charms with patterns, floral motifs. Such charms and pendants are suitable for any bracelet, even if you do not know what beads are already there. For the first purchase, charms of calm, neutral shades are suitable — they will fit better into any row of existing beads. So their meaning will not carry a double connotation, but simply such a charm will decorate the bracelet.
But I am a supporter of the fact that you yourself endow a certain charm with your meaning, which matters to the one who wears it. This meaning can be direct or allegorical. For example. You want to give the girl the charm of Pointe shoes, since dancing and ballet is an important part of her life and profession. Or she is not professionally related to ballet, but simply your acquaintance took place at the Nutcracker ballet. That is, the charm is one, but the subtext of this gift may be different. And this applies to all charms.
Each charm can only carry its own hidden meaning for every girl and woman. Someone chooses it simply for its attractive appearance. Someone considers it their amulet and a symbol that brings good luck. Someone scares away with a pendant — a talisman of evil spirits, and someone attracts love to their hearts.
You can also choose the value of charms according to your zodiac sign or animal, which corresponds to the year of birth. Charm pendant can also mean your stone.
Before buying, especially if you are a beginner, you should definitely understand not only what charms are, but also the principle of choosing this jewelry for a gift so that it harmoniously fits into the composition of the bracelet.
Does the meaning differ for different types of charms? For example, you want to buy a bead in the shape of a dog. It can be chosen both in the form of a charm that is screwed onto the bracelet, and in the form of a charm — pendants. How do they differ in their meaning, pendant — charm, what does it mean? I will simply answer that there is no difference in what kind and shape of charm you choose. It depends on your preferences. Charm decoration and pendant are equal in their value.
What are charms in terms of design, appearance and meaning? Today, the collection of charms is more than a thousand beads of different designs and meanings. Each charm has its own story: some are made in the form of animal figurines, others depict nature, flowers and trees. Still others symbolize the eternity of love in the display of hearts and keys from them.
The company produces its jewelry from different materials, but mainly from silver. Of course, there are charms and pendants made of gold, but their price is not affordable for everyone. Therefore, a special Shine collection with gold plating was released, which made it possible to significantly reduce the price of these products, but fashionistas can wear jewelry of a noble golden color. For those who like a warmer shade, an alloy with the addition of copper is suitable — the Rose collection or rose gold.
Many charms and pendants are decorated with cubic zirconia stones of various colors and shades. There are also products with large crystals. In the manufacture of products, enamel and Murano glass are actively used.
For quite a long time, the collection had charms with wood elements, but now they are no longer produced, and they are a real hunt for jewelry connoisseurs. But there were never any items made of platinum in the collection.
That is, the answer to a common question: charms — what is it in the context of using various materials can be quite wide: from wood and glass, to various metals and precious stones.
More recently, charms in the form of pendants and medallions for bracelets have appeared in the collection. You can put small interchangeable elements in them to your taste.
The quality of the products is always at the highest level, and many jewelers appreciate it.
Today, more and more women are striving to complement their image with such a fashionable jewelry today as a bracelet with charms. A gift in a box with a coveted logo makes the heart beat faster and, of course, cheers up.
Charm jewelry is a beautiful touch to any bracelet model, and if it is also chosen with meaning and love, then doubly so.
I hope that in this article you understand what charms are, their meaning and start to easily collect your collection of unforgettable moments!