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Charm Buying Guide: Choosing a Charm for Someone Else

Thinking of a gift for someone special is no easy task. For one, you want to give the impression that the gift is well thought out and that you considered the person’s lifestyle and personality in buying the item. For people who want to create an unforgettable gift-giving experience, sentimental gifts are the best choice.

They are called sentimental gifts because they take the receiver back to a special moment in their lives that bring them nostalgia. One example of a sentimental gift that is both meaningful and personal is a charm that the receiver can add to his or her bracelet to signify special occasions and important things in the wearer’s life.

 

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To help you determine which silver charms to give to the special people in your life, Ross from Fraser Ross put together this guide on which charms are best to give on certain occasions:

 

For your newborn daughter

You don’t have to make your newborn baby wear jewelry at such an early stage, but you can buy a charm bracelet that they will be able to wear when they grow up. Build up a collection of charms that represent important milestones in your daughter’s life, and give it to her as a gift when she’s older. More than getting memorable charms, be sure to get a bracelet that is made from sterling silver, and stay away from nickel silver which can cause allergic contact dermatitis.

 

For your special someone

Nothing is more unique than your own love story. Mark your special moments with charms that can be customized with a personal message, and charms that are engraved with ‘Anniversary’. Giving a charm bracelet complete with charms that celebrate your love is a great way to make every moment count with your special someone.

 

Your sister

Charms are a great way to celebrate your special bond with your sibling. To make it more personalized, consider her personal style as well as the activities she enjoy doing, and get a necklace that will fit her lifestyle. For instance, if she likes hanging pendants and charms on her necklaces, you can get her a sterling silver or gold chain that can accommodate the weight of charms. If you intend to give her charms that are large and heavy, go for twisted link chains and heavy rope chains.

 

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Making the gift personalized

If the person you are giving the charms to has a job that requires typing, you may want to get charms that will fit closely onto the bracelet so that they don’t get in the way when he or she is typing. If your sister or your special someone loves creative accents, buy dangle charms and Murano glass beads that will add drama and a touch of color to the gold or silver chain.

 

Types of charms

When shopping for charms, you will find that there are different types of charms that range in prices based on the material used and on the presence of stones or diamonds.

 

14k gold charms– luminous charms that are made from 14 karat gold. This type of charm is more resistant to scratch due to the presence of other non-gold metals. You can find 14k gold charms in a wide range of designs including opulent flowers, heart clip, and shimmering droplets

 

Sterling silver charms – this type of charm goes well with sterling silver chains. You can choose from dangle sterling silver charms, unicorn charms, and dog tag style charms, just to name a few.

 

Two tone charms (gold and silver) – the perfect type of charm to add elegance into your current charms collection. Two tone charms are made from 14 karat gold and sterling silver.

 

Murano glass charms – these charms draw on centuries of craftsmanship. Intricate methods and traditional techniques are used to create them. Murano glass charms are crafted to accentuate the beauty of color and the depth of the design.

 

When buying charms as a gift, it is important to choose charms that will not damage the bracelet. Pandora charms, for example, have an inner thread that allows the charms to move smoothly around the bracelet without causing scratches.

 

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What does your charm bracelet say about you?

If charm bracelets are one of your fashion staples, you’re in good company. Celebs across the world, from Kate Middleton to Kourtney Kardashian, are known to don their choice of these glittering accessories to complete their outfits. But, aside from looking fabulous, have you ever thought about what the charms you wear say about you? Are you into the charm bracelet trend?

Specialist jewellery website https://www.kiguoflondon.com/knows a thing or two about what these trinkets represent. Keep reading to find out more about what it has to say about the meaning of some of the most popular designs.

 

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Heart

You won’t get any prizes for guessing that heart-shaped charms represent love, passion and affection. This distinctive symbol has been used since the middle ages to showcase romance and devotion. When these trinkets have an arrow passing through them, they’re said to symbolise a captured heart.

 

Locket

One of the most meaningful types of charm, the locket has traditionally been used to keep treasured memories in. Larger designs sometimes encase miniature photographs of loved ones or other small items of sentimental value. These pieces of jewellery are often passed down from one generation to the next as heirlooms.

 

Feather

The feather has a less universal meaning and can represent different things to different people. For example, it can symbolise protection, lightness, freedom and truth. To other wearers, these charms are used to represent faith and prayer, while some people see them as a representation of good luck.

 

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is typically used to symbolise different generations within a family, but it can also be a symbol for the interconnectedness of all things on Earth. These charms are sometimes seen to showcase wisdom, harmony and healing too.

 

Angel wings

Used to show love and protection, lots of people see angel wings as a sign that the wearer has a guardian angel watching over them and looking out for them. They also have spiritual connections and can be used to symbolise love and caring.

 

What do you these popular charms mean to you? And what do you think of the charm bracelet trend? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Also remember to share this post so other jewellery lovers can read it. Thank you.

 

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