The grown popularity of sterling silver jewelry in the whole and a huge variety of sterling silver charms available for purchasing creates a two-sided situation. On one side, the offer is so generous and vast that everyone will find a perfect charm or a combination of charms to embellish the bracelet or the necklace. But on the other side, someone might become so confused by such a large collection that will inevitably face a problem of choice. And that is a good thing, meaning that a person has a taste and is not going to just stack a bunch of beads and charms to a silver bracelet and call it a day. Such women might need a little help at their first acquaintance with this magical world of sterling silver jewelry. We are here to help you create a one-of-a-kind piece of sterling silver charm jewelry.
What is a sterling silver charm?
A sterling silver charm is a fashionable addition to every bracelet. These small trinkets will perfectly complement your silver bracelet and diversify your look. Adding charms to jewelry is an ancient tradition. Wristbands with shells were found in Africa almost 75.000 years ago. In Europe, our ancestors decorated their jewelry with ivory charms 30.000 years ago. Great popularity for wearing charms came in the Victorian era. It was Queen Victoria who adorned herself with her charming bracelets and dictated fashion to society. And jewelry with charms was not available to everyone. It was rich people who could afford such a luxury. Only over time, charm bracelets have become a common decoration in every woman's life. Thus the tradition of wearing charms has its great history. Some people wear them to express their emotional state, and others put on charm bracelets as talismans.
Why should you choose sterling silver charms yourself?
Decorating your jewelry with charms, you can choose two ways: buy a ready-made set or choose yourself. And in both cases, you will enjoy the process. However, when you choose different charms yourself, you put your soul into them. What is more important is that you personalize your jewelry. Selecting your sterling silver charms is the way of expressing yourself. If you like spiritual symbols, you can add some charms of the Cross or zodiac charms. If your passion is nature, you can easily embody it in your bracelet. Just add charms in the form of animals or flowers, and make your piece of jewelry unique. And those who adore love symbols will find many options for charms with hearts and romantic inscriptions. Sterling silver charms can also preserve the memory of an important event for you. And these decorations can be a luxurious gift for girls and boys.
How to select your first sterling silver charms?
And here is the most important moment when creating your unique charm jewelry. Choosing sterling silver charms is a kind of art and you are an artist. Feel free to experiment and try new tastes. Read our best tips on how to make an ideal combination of your piece of jewelry and sterling silver charms.
Choose the right size
So, first, consider the size. The charm you choose should be of the appropriate size. Surely if you are just starting the bracelet you might choose whatever size you like. Just make sure to think of where you are heading afterward – if it is a one charm bracelet then it is totally fine. But if you are going to go with several generously sized ones – the bracelet will get overloaded.
Find your purpose
Jewelry is more than just an expensive decoration. Each charm should embody a special purpose. Think of a secret goal that will be reflected in sterling silver charms. Everyone has personal motives for wearing jewelry, so the choice will be very individual. Don't choose charms just because it's fashionable. They should represent your individuality and personal ideas.
Select charms in one style
Try to find a perfect balance. The charms and beads should complement each other. As soon as you make up your mind over the size, think about the content. What are you going to say or show with a piece of upcoming beautiful silver jewelry? Is it going to be just a set of fancy Murano glass charms or a meaningful collection of charms representing your hobbies, activities you enjoy, maybe your lifestyle, or even beliefs? If you are not sure about that, the above-mentioned Murano glass charms are a nice way to start. The initial charms would also be good-looking.
Experiment with different combinations
The sterling silver jewelry is not strictly limited to silver as a variety of vermeil charms is also available. Those combine silver and gold plated elements providing a truly elegant look. You may want to add a single vermeil charm to become a focus charm or maybe even create an outstanding piece of jewelry with a series of vermeil charms. There are also enamel charms presented in our collection. Those are durable, easy to take care of and come in many shapes, styles, and colors.
Think about practicality
When you choose charms, think about how you will wear them. If you plan to wear jewelry with sterling silver charms every day, choose practical ones. Choose small charms that will not touch your clothes and that will last a long time, even with constant wear. And if you want to stand out at a special event - experiment as you wish. You can choose huge charms with pendants and interesting additions.
Find the right clasp
And last but absolutely not the least – think in advance of a clasp you will be using. Most charms are using the so-called lobster clasp. It makes it easy to attach and to take the charms off while reliably securing them on the bracelet or necklace or whatever part of the wardrobe you plan on using them with. However some charms, more often charm beads, are constructed in a way that they are not clasped but have a hole through which a chain or a bracelet should be threaded. So make sure to check the compatibility.
Complementing your jewelry with sterling silver charms is a great way to test your fantasy and make unusual compositions. Choose your charms only based on individual taste. Express yourself through this piece of jewelry and make it your personal talisman.