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Charm Bracelets

From ancient talisman to nostalgic memento, charm bracelets have a rich history imbued with equal parts luck, lore, and luxury. The earliest charms date to the age of talismans, or objects that were believed to hold magical abilities to protect the person who wore them. Talismans were purported to guard against all sorts of ills from disease to death during battle, but they could also serve as a means to bring good luck to an individual.

Since then, charms and charm bracelets have grown in significance to become a means for the wearer to pick symbols of personal significance. Whether it is to commemorate a major accomplishment or as a memento of special occasion, charm bracelets tell a bit of the wearer’s story. They are cherished because of this history and also because of the oft-included precious and semiprecious materials incorporated into the bracelets designs.


Quick Facts

  • The earliest known charm bracelet dates to ancient Babylon around the year 700 B.C.
  • The late 19th century ushered in style’s heyday, from England’s Queen Victoria adoration of her charm collection to Tiffany’s introduction of their own version of the bracelet at the Parisian Exposition Universelle in 1889
  • Famous actress Joan Crawford was particularly fond of her personal charm collection. An auction of her jewelry in 1995 revealed that each charm on her iconic bracelet bore intimate, and at times enigmatic, inscriptions that undoubtedly served as private memories for Ms. Crawford

Recommended Items at Auction

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Vintage 14K Gold Cross Charm Pendant
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14K Gold Cross Charm Pendant
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$3611 Bids
Kee Nataahi Native American Southwest Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
Oct 30, 9:00 AM MST
Kee Nataahi Native American Southwest Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
by Fidelity Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$357 Bids
Rare 1830 Virgin Mary PRAY for US Silver Charm
Oct 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Rare 1830 Virgin Mary PRAY for US Silver Charm
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$263 Bids
Lagos Caviar Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Lagos Caviar Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$202 Bids
14K gold charm bracelet, 30.2dwt.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
14K gold charm bracelet, 30.2dwt.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $740- $780
$4102 Bids
Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet with State Charms
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet with State Charms
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
Christmas Holiday Sterling Silver Charm Bracelets
Oct 30, 9:00 AM MST
Christmas Holiday Sterling Silver Charm Bracelets
by Fidelity Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
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Gold Charm Bracelet
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Charm Bracelet
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $450- $600
$3001 Bid
14K gold charm bracelet, 8.2dwt.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
14K gold charm bracelet, 8.2dwt.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $280- $300
$1401 Bid
14K gold charm bracelet, 7.4dwt.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
14K gold charm bracelet, 7.4dwt.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $280- $300
$1401 Bid
18K gold charm bracelet
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
18K gold charm bracelet
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $700- $740
$3501 Bid
Sterling Silver Heart Charm Bracelet
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Heart Charm Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
A 9ct gold charm bracelet,
Oct 27, 10:00 AM BST
A 9ct gold charm bracelet,
by Sworders
Est: £50- £80
£401 Bid
14K YELLOW GOLD MULTI-LINK FLEXIBLE STRAP BRACELET SUSPENDING MEDALLION CHARM,
Nov 03, 12:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD MULTI-LINK FLEXIBLE STRAP BRACELET SUSPENDING MEDALLION CHARM,
by Sloans & Kenyon
Est: $1,800- $2,500
$9001 Bid
Sterling Silver Charm
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Dolphin Charm
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Dolphin Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Piano Charm
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Piano Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Hula Girl Charm
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Hula Girl Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Shoe Charm
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Shoe Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
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SMALL 9CT HEART PADLOCK BRACELET, 3.5GRAMS TOTAL
Oct 28, 9:30 AM AEST
SMALL 9CT HEART PADLOCK BRACELET, 3.5GRAMS TOTAL
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD60- AUD120
AUD601 Bid
A Ribbed Link Bracelet with Amethyst Charm in 18K
Nov 04, 12:00 PM EDT
A Ribbed Link Bracelet with Amethyst Charm in 18K
by Alex Cooper
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5001 Bid
Sterling Silver Heart Pill Box Charm
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Heart Pill Box Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Vintage sterling silver curb link chain bracelet with Africa on the globe ball charm
Oct 26, 7:00 PM EDT
Vintage sterling silver curb link chain bracelet with Africa on the globe ball charm
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $150- $180
$501 Bid
Two 14K Charms
Oct 27, 6:00 PM EDT
Two 14K Charms
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Charm Bracelets


Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

Captain Ahab's Antiques

Captain Ahab's Antiques

Greenwich Auction

Greenwich Auction

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp