Jewelry with a Message
Charms, charms, charms … dangling on the wrists, necklines, ankles, and bags. I adore charm bracelets! Those are personal, beautiful, fun and easy to wear accessories. Charms can be a conversation starter, a statement piece or simply a gentle reminder of where it came from.
Charm is simply a “lucky” object which is believed to bring one good luck. Today we wear a charm bracelet or a necklace as an item of jewelry. Usually it carries personal "charms": decorative pendants or trinkets which signify important things in the wearer's life, or simply because they are cute.
My piece was put together in stages: martini – for a party where I met my now husband, key - first shared apartment, monkey – me, piglet – him, starfish –our first vacation in the Caribbean, the globe – for my first around the World tour, happy gold penguin – from sunny Dubai, a plane – my constant urge to explore, bikini set – the need to sink my toes into sand. The fun part is that the story can go on and on.
Here are some of our favorite brands with coolest charm selection.
GEMFIELDS X MUSE - New York’s leading jewelry showroom Muse partnered with Gemfields to create these amazing charm necklaces. You can create one of a kind personal necklace at modaoperandi.com, and if it is too overwhelming for you to put it together yourself, go for one of the pre-styled sets. From busy multi pieces to single hanging element, these are sure to be a conversation piece.
Tiffany & Co - The New York Sun said it best in a 1906 report: “Tiffany has one thing in stock that you cannot buy of him for as much money as you may offer; he will only give it to you. And that is one of his boxes.” The now globally known blue box is a gift to give and receive. The company offers charms in a very rich assortment, from exquisite diamonds and platinum to simple silver and enamel pieces. Plenty to choose from and a stellar gift for any occasion.
ALEX AND ANI is a contemporary brand that not only has beautiful hand crafted charm bangles, but also humanitarian values, spreading positivity throughout the World. The company designs specific pieces, proceeds from which go to fund certain charity organizations. Not only will you look fashionable on the beach or by the pool, but also support a good cause.
Links of London is a British brand that makes very detailed keepsake charms with options of made to order or picking out from their extensive ready to wear collection.
Another British Jewelry brand Annoushka. As you can tell by the name, the brand has Russian roots and is famed for its feminine and delicate pieces. It’s Mythology and Chain Letters Collections offer whimsical charms that can be arranged on bracelets or necklaces, put together for a personal message, or a name.
A well-known brand that specializes in charms is PANDORA. The brand offers enormous selection for full self-expression. Both charms and bracelets come in variety of metals and gemstones.
Jewelry with charms and options to personalize is expanding fast and picking up trend as never before. From high end brands to more affordable options, expensive gemstones or simple and elegant sterling silver, dangling off a chain or stacked on bangles – the possibilities are endless. These are easy to wear, fun to put together and a great way to commemorate an important event in one’s life.