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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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14k Yellow Gold Charms Earrings Chains 26.8g TW
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
14k Yellow Gold Charms Earrings Chains 26.8g TW
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$31010 Bids
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PANDORA STERLING SILVER 14K MULTI CHARM BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
PANDORA STERLING SILVER 14K MULTI CHARM BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1109 Bids
14k Yellow Gold Charm Bracelet 22.9g TW
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
14k Yellow Gold Charm Bracelet 22.9g TW
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$3108 Bids
Chunky Charm Bracelet, Sterling Charm
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
Chunky Charm Bracelet, Sterling Charm
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $40
$206 Bids
Sterling Silver Heart Charm Bracelet
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Heart Charm Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$125 Bids
Sterling Silver and 14k Charms 27.9g TW
Dec 02, 5:00 PM EST
Sterling Silver and 14k Charms 27.9g TW
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$505 Bids
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(14) 14K GOLD CHARMS
Dec 01, 5:00 PM EST
(14) 14K GOLD CHARMS
by Leighton Galleries
Est: $1,100- $1,200
$9505 Bids
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PANDORA STERLING CHRISTMAS THEME CHARM BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
PANDORA STERLING CHRISTMAS THEME CHARM BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$2205 Bids
14k Gold Hope Chest Charm
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
14k Gold Hope Chest Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$435 Bids
Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$124 Bids
26 CHARM BRACELET STERLING SILVER CHARMBRACELET
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
26 CHARM BRACELET STERLING SILVER CHARMBRACELET
by Imperial Auction
Est: $300- $400
$504 Bids
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18K & 14K YELLOW GOLD CHARM BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K & 14K YELLOW GOLD CHARM BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$3204 Bids
2 VINTAGE STERLING SILVER CHARM BRACELETS
Dec 02, 12:00 PM EST
2 VINTAGE STERLING SILVER CHARM BRACELETS
by Converse Auctions
Est: $40- $80
$303 Bids
14k gold charm bracelet
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
14k gold charm bracelet
by South Bay Auctions Inc
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$9503 Bids
Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet LOT 329
Dec 04, 5:00 PM EST
Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet LOT 329
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$183 Bids
14k gold charm bracelet
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
14k gold charm bracelet
by South Bay Auctions Inc
Est: $700- $900
$7503 Bids
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PANDORA STERLING SILVER MULTI CHARM BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
PANDORA STERLING SILVER MULTI CHARM BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$503 Bids
Gold Filled Charm Bracelet
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Gold Filled Charm Bracelet
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $50- $100
$252 Bids
Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$112 Bids
Sterling Silver Bracelet With Heart Charm
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Bracelet With Heart Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$12 Bids
14K Yellow Gold Charm Bracelet
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
14K Yellow Gold Charm Bracelet
by Nye & Company
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7502 Bids
Sterling Silver Bracelet With Heart Charm
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Bracelet With Heart Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$12 Bids
GOLD CHARM BRACELET
Dec 04, 10:30 AM EST
GOLD CHARM BRACELET
by Butterscotch Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$9001 Bid
VO Signed Sterling Charm Bracelet
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
VO Signed Sterling Charm Bracelet
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$11 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Charm Bracelets


Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

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Greenwich Auction

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

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Vintage Auctions Online