Vintage and Antique Charms

Collecting Vintage Charms

Do you like to collect vintage and antique charms?  Or do you make jewelry with vintage charms?  Whether you are a collector just for fun, or a serious maker of jewelry, vintage charms are an exciting, diverse, and fascinating collectible.

There are so many varieties of vintage and antique charms to choose from.  Charms have been made from metals for decades including pewter, gold, silver, platinum, copper, and brass, but you can also find charms made from other substances like ivory, glass, and stone.

And then you need to decide what subject you are collecting.  Charms have been made of just about every shape imaginable like animals, shoes, flowers, the list is just too long to even begin.

Vintage Gold and Gold Plated Charms

Several decades ago, gold was not quite as expensive as it is today, and many vintage charms were made from gold.  My mother has a gold charm bracelet with charms from her travels that she collected over several years time.  This is typical of charm bracelets, each charm representing an event or occasion.  In my mother's case, her bracelet's charms represent the places that she visited.

My grandmother had a gold charm bracelet that had a charm representing each of her grandchildren, that were engraved with our birthdates.  However, the charms do not have to be on a bracelet.  Each charm can be a necklace or earring in itself, representing something new to each person.

Vintage Gold Charms

14k gold and ruby vintage pendant charm 4 grams
14k gold and ruby vintage pendant charm 4 grams
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18K Gold Blackamoor Turquoise Vintage Charm Pendant
18K Gold Blackamoor Turquoise Vintage Charm Pendant
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Sterling Gold Colored Charm Initial R Vintage
Sterling Gold Colored Charm Initial R Vintage
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Vintage gold LAS VEGAS SLOT MACHINE MOVEABLE GAMBLING charm MOVABLE ARM SPINS M
Vintage gold LAS VEGAS SLOT MACHINE MOVEABLE GAMBLING charm MOVABLE ARM SPINS M
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Vintage Silver Charm

Vintage Opening Diary Locket Sterling Silver Charm
Vintage Opening Diary Locket Sterling Silver Charm
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Vintage Sterling Silver Elco charm bracelet with 21 charms travel theme
Vintage Sterling Silver Elco charm bracelet with 21 charms travel theme
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Wonderful Vintage Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
Wonderful Vintage Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
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Vintage BMCo Sterling Silver Enamel Upper Canada Village Ontario charm pendant
Vintage BMCo Sterling Silver Enamel Upper Canada Village Ontario charm pendant
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Vintage Copper Charm

Vintage Retro Copper Flower Crystal Bird Long Charm Locket Pendant Necklace
Vintage Retro Copper Flower Crystal Bird Long Charm Locket Pendant Necklace
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20Pcs Solid Metal Buddha Head Bracelet Connector Charm Beads Silver Gold Copper
20Pcs Solid Metal Buddha Head Bracelet Connector Charm Beads Silver Gold Copper
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Vintage 5 Baked Enamel Copper Flowers Hand Painted Findings Charms Links
Vintage 5 Baked Enamel Copper Flowers Hand Painted Findings Charms Links
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Vintage Green Seahorse Enamel Lucite Cameo Long Chain Charm Pendant Necklace
Vintage Green Seahorse Enamel Lucite Cameo Long Chain Charm Pendant Necklace
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Vintage Letter Charm

Chic 8 Pcs Set Vintage Retro Stylish Mixed Charms Lettering wishing Finger Rings
Chic 8 Pcs Set Vintage Retro Stylish Mixed Charms Lettering wishing Finger Rings
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Angel Cherub Vtg Clapsaddle Postcard Letter S Necklace 1 Soldered Charm Pendant
Angel Cherub Vtg Clapsaddle Postcard Letter S Necklace 1 Soldered Charm Pendant
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Vintage 14 KT Solid Yellow Gold Cursive Initial Letter V Pendant Charm
Vintage 14 KT Solid Yellow Gold Cursive Initial Letter V Pendant Charm
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HOT SALE 26 Vintage Style SILVER Monogram Letters Alphabet Initial Charms
HOT SALE 26 Vintage Style SILVER Monogram Letters Alphabet Initial Charms
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Antique Charms

Making charms for jewelry is not a new technique.  Charms have been made for centuries in one form or another.  Charms were worn for various reasons that went way beyond decoration or jewelry.  Antique charms were often made to ward off the evil spirit, to offer continued health or luck to the wearer, or to embue the wearer with other properties.

Metal has been known as a conductor of electricity in the last hundred years or so, but before that it contained properties that would make it useful for many religions and belief systems to use for protection against evil or giving the wearer a small bit of the holy spirit to carry around with them.

But even if you only desire to collect charms for their beauty, you will find many lovely antique charms available.

Antique Gold Charm

Antique Art Nouveau Gold Puffy Heart Charm Locket w blue Stone used condition
Antique Art Nouveau Gold Puffy Heart Charm Locket w blue Stone used condition
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ANTIQUE DOUBLE GOLD PLATE GLASS MEMORY KEEPSAKE BUBBLE LOCKET CHARM PENDANT
ANTIQUE DOUBLE GOLD PLATE GLASS MEMORY KEEPSAKE BUBBLE LOCKET CHARM PENDANT
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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN GOLD PLATE HEART CHARM BRACELET FEATURING PADLOCK HEART CHARM
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN GOLD PLATE HEART CHARM BRACELET FEATURING PADLOCK HEART CHARM
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Antique Victorian Solid 10k Gold Repousse Puffy Heart Charm Pendant Bill
Antique Victorian Solid 10k Gold Repousse Puffy Heart Charm Pendant Bill
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Antique Silver Charms

Lovely Antique Sterling Silver Flower 925 Charm or Pendant Free Shipping 2g
Lovely Antique Sterling Silver Flower 925 Charm or Pendant Free Shipping 2g
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Wholesale 100 Antique Tibetan Silver Charms Pendants DIY Jewelry Craft Findings
Wholesale 100 Antique Tibetan Silver Charms Pendants DIY Jewelry Craft Findings
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NEW Infinity Love Heart Tower Friendship Antique Silver Leather Charm Bracelet
NEW Infinity Love Heart Tower Friendship Antique Silver Leather Charm Bracelet
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NWT SILVER ANTIQUE FILIGREE HEART CHARM PREMIER NECKLACE  EARRING BRIGHTON BAY
NWT SILVER ANTIQUE FILIGREE HEART CHARM PREMIER NECKLACE EARRING BRIGHTON BAY
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Antique Brass Charms

12pcs Antique Brass Tone Base Metal Charm Acorn 15x10mm 4332Y P 176
12pcs Antique Brass Tone Base Metal Charm Acorn 15x10mm 4332Y P 176
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Coach Rare Antique Brass Carriage Hangtag Coin Purse Charm Bracelet Key Chain
Coach Rare Antique Brass Carriage Hangtag Coin Purse Charm Bracelet Key Chain
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50g Lot Vintage Brass Antique Bronze Findings Bead Connector Charm Ect SC0001
50g Lot Vintage Brass Antique Bronze Findings Bead Connector Charm Ect SC0001
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ANTIQUE BRASS HAMMERED HALF MOON CHARM 2 PCs
ANTIQUE BRASS HAMMERED HALF MOON CHARM 2 PCs
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Embellished Antique and Vintage Charms

While you are searching for antique and vintage charms, don't forget that many charms have been embellished with decorations layered on top of the metal, most often enamel.  Enamel is baked onto the metal, gold, silver, or copper, and creates a layer of glass containing color and designs.

Enamel is an old technique, and one that lasts for many years, so you many find some antique charms that are still in perfect condition from the time that they were made.  A great place to search for antique and vintage charms is on Ebay.  I have put several different links to charms on this page, but you can follow the links and continue the search on Ebay.

There are many reputable dealers on Ebay that will sell the vintage and antique charms to you in large lots or in single quantities.  And if you have a question for the seller, do not hesitate to send them an email.  Successful sellers have excellent customer service.

Vintage is so very much in vogue right now, and you can update your look by adding to your vintage jewelry collection.  Most of the vintage jewelry items are quite affordable, and you can find some very interesting vintage jewelry on Ebay.

Vintage Heart Charms

Vintage STERLING Silver Puffy Heart CHARM Repousse Scroll Curved Double Sided
Vintage STERLING Silver Puffy Heart CHARM Repousse Scroll Curved Double Sided
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Vintage Sterling Silver Puffy Hearts Charm Bracelet
Vintage Sterling Silver Puffy Hearts Charm Bracelet
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VINTAGE ANTIQUE FORGETMENOT REPOUSSE PUFFY HEART BRACELET CHARM STERLING SILVER
VINTAGE ANTIQUE FORGETMENOT REPOUSSE PUFFY HEART BRACELET CHARM STERLING SILVER
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Vintage STERLING Silver Puffy Heart CHARM Bracelet 19 hearts
Vintage STERLING Silver Puffy Heart CHARM Bracelet 19 hearts
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Vintage Brass Charms

Vintage Pididdly Links 18 inch Brass Heart Pendant Charm Necklace
Vintage Pididdly Links 18 inch Brass Heart Pendant Charm Necklace
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Beautiful vintage 100 pc Brass Stamping  pewter lot charms  jewelry findings
Beautiful vintage 100 pc Brass Stamping pewter lot charms jewelry findings
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LOT OF 4 PCS ANTIQUE Vintage BRASS CLAMSHELL SHELL Charm Cabinet BRASS Pull KNOB
LOT OF 4 PCS ANTIQUE Vintage BRASS CLAMSHELL SHELL Charm Cabinet BRASS Pull KNOB
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Vintage Solid Brass Fancy Slide Charms Bracelet Never Been Worn
Vintage Solid Brass Fancy Slide Charms Bracelet Never Been Worn
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