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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 Gold Box Link Heart Charm Bracelet 16 grams
Jun 26, 12:00 PM EDT
14K Gold Box Link Heart Charm Bracelet 16 grams
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2757 Bids
Hinged Silver Bracelet and Silver Horse Charm
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Hinged Silver Bracelet and Silver Horse Charm
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$406 Bids
14-Karat Yellow-Gold Bracelet with Six 14-Karat and One Gold-Filled Charm 31.5 gross dwt
Jun 25, 10:00 AM EDT
14-Karat Yellow-Gold Bracelet with Six 14-Karat and One Gold-Filled Charm 31.5 gross dwt
by Weschler's
Est: $800- $1,200
$1,4006 Bids
2 14k Gold Charms LOT 1250
Jun 23, 5:00 PM EDT
2 14k Gold Charms LOT 1250
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$405 Bids
Tiffany & CO Sterling Silver Lucky Ducky Charm
Jun 27, 10:00 AM CDT
Tiffany & CO Sterling Silver Lucky Ducky Charm
by Hallmark Auctions
Est: $125- $150
$1254 Bids
Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet LOT 401
Jun 23, 5:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet LOT 401
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$73 Bids
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JEWELRY. 14kt Gold AA Serenity Prayer Pendant and
Jun 30, 10:00 AM EDT
JEWELRY. 14kt Gold AA Serenity Prayer Pendant and
by Clarke Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $600
$3002 Bids
925 Sterling Silver Double Heart Charm Bracelet Bracelet Length: 13cm
Jun 27, 7:00 PM AEST
925 Sterling Silver Double Heart Charm Bracelet Bracelet Length: 13cm
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD252 Bids
Gold charm, scissors
Jul 04, 10:00 AM CEST
Gold charm, scissors
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €60- €180
€601 Bid
(11) ASSORTED GOLD CHARMS
Jun 28, 11:00 AM EDT
(11) ASSORTED GOLD CHARMS
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
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Alex And Ani Bracelet
Jun 27, 6:00 PM EDT
Alex And Ani Bracelet
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
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Alex And Ani Bracelet
Jun 27, 6:00 PM EDT
Alex And Ani Bracelet
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
A SILVER CHARM BRACELET
Jun 27, 3:30 PM AEST
A SILVER CHARM BRACELET
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD180
AUD201 Bid
SILVER CHARM BRACELET
Jun 27, 3:30 PM AEST
SILVER CHARM BRACELET
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD180
AUD201 Bid
Sterling Silver Canon Charm
Jun 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Canon Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
GOLD CHARM BRACELET WITH (9) CHARMS
Jun 30, 11:00 AM EDT
GOLD CHARM BRACELET WITH (9) CHARMS
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Sterling Silver Carousel Charm
Jun 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Carousel Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver B Heart Charm
Jun 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver B Heart Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Carved Ebony, Gold, Platinum & Diamond Skull Charm
Jul 03, 12:00 PM EDT
Carved Ebony, Gold, Platinum & Diamond Skull Charm
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Vintage Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet w/ 8 Misc. Charms (Articulated, Etc.)
Jul 08, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet w/ 8 Misc. Charms (Articulated, Etc.)
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Carved Bone, Diamond, Gold, & Platinum Skull Charm
Jul 03, 12:00 PM EDT
Carved Bone, Diamond, Gold, & Platinum Skull Charm
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
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Castalan Mexico Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
Jul 10, 2:00 PM EDT
Castalan Mexico Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
Sterling Silver Taco Dog Charm
Jun 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Taco Dog Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
925 Sterling Silver Tortoise Bracelet / Necklace Charm
Jun 27, 9:00 PM EDT
925 Sterling Silver Tortoise Bracelet / Necklace Charm
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $60- $90
$300 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Charm Bracelets


Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Figlio Designs LLC

Figlio Designs LLC

Raffan Kelaher & Thomas

Raffan Kelaher & Thomas