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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 Yellow Gold Vintage 4 Leaf Clover Pearl Charm 18 Grams
14K Yellow Gold Vintage 4 Leaf Clover Pearl Charm 18 Grams
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Vintage Gold Filled Charm Bracelet JB Chunky
Vintage Gold Filled Charm Bracelet JB Chunky
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SMALL VTG STERLING SILVER PINK GUILLOCHE ENAMEL BIRD CHARM w Gold Wash
SMALL VTG STERLING SILVER PINK GUILLOCHE ENAMEL BIRD CHARM w Gold Wash
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18K YELLOW GOLD VINTAGE 3D EGG CHARM
18K YELLOW GOLD VINTAGE 3D EGG CHARM
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Vintage Silver Charm

VINTAGE STERLING SILVER DOUBLE LINK CHARM BRACELET 7 LONG
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER DOUBLE LINK CHARM BRACELET 7 LONG
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Vintage Sterling Silver 925 Double link Charm Bracelet
Vintage Sterling Silver 925 Double link Charm Bracelet
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Vintage Unsigned Silver Enamel FIRENZE Travel Shield Charm
Vintage Unsigned Silver Enamel FIRENZE Travel Shield Charm
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Vintage STERLING SILVER SEA HORSE CHARM FOR BRACELET
Vintage STERLING SILVER SEA HORSE CHARM FOR BRACELET
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Vintage Copper Charm

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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RETRO VINTAGE HIPPIE COPPER CHARM NECKLACE I LOVE AMIGO I LOVE YOU PENDANTS
RETRO VINTAGE HIPPIE COPPER CHARM NECKLACE I LOVE AMIGO I LOVE YOU PENDANTS
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Vintage Retro Copper Statement Bib Charm Collar Chunky Hollow Pendant Necklace
Vintage Retro Copper Statement Bib Charm Collar Chunky Hollow Pendant Necklace
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Vintage Retro Copper Oval Flowers Cameo Hollow Charm Locket Necklace Pendant
Vintage Retro Copper Oval Flowers Cameo Hollow Charm Locket Necklace Pendant
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Vintage Letter Charm

VINTAGE NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO TURQUOISE STERLING SILVER LETTER ALPHABET CHARM
VINTAGE NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO TURQUOISE STERLING SILVER LETTER ALPHABET CHARM
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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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Coach A Letter Initial Leather Keychain Key Ring Fob Purse Charm VINTAGE
Coach A Letter Initial Leather Keychain Key Ring Fob Purse Charm VINTAGE
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Vintage LF 925 Sterling Silver Floral Letter e Charm Pendant 25g 427730
Vintage LF 925 Sterling Silver Floral Letter e Charm Pendant 25g 427730
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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 9K Solid Gold Hand Crafted 3D Horse  Wagon Pendant Charm Movable
Antique 9K Solid Gold Hand Crafted 3D Horse Wagon Pendant Charm Movable
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Antique Victorian Charm Pendant 10K Gold
Antique Victorian Charm Pendant 10K Gold
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VINTAGE CROWN TRIFARI JUMP ROPING GIRL PENDANT CHARMANTIQUE GOLD TONE
VINTAGE CROWN TRIFARI JUMP ROPING GIRL PENDANT CHARMANTIQUE GOLD TONE
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ANTIQUE ENGLISH 15K GOLD ORB FOB or CHARM w CONCEALED MINIATURE COMPASS c1900
ANTIQUE ENGLISH 15K GOLD ORB FOB or CHARM w CONCEALED MINIATURE COMPASS c1900
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Antique Silver Charms

ANTIQUE MARKED STERLING SILVER SHOE SLIPPER CHARM FOB
ANTIQUE MARKED STERLING SILVER SHOE SLIPPER CHARM FOB
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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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HOT SALE  50 PCS EUROPEAN CHARM Antique Silver Metal Lrg Hole Spacer BEADS
HOT SALE 50 PCS EUROPEAN CHARM Antique Silver Metal Lrg Hole Spacer BEADS
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NEW Infinity Love Heart Friendship Antique Silver Leather Charm Bracelet Cute
NEW Infinity Love Heart Friendship Antique Silver Leather Charm Bracelet Cute
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Antique Brass Charms

ANTIQUE BRASS PAIR SPARROW CHARM 2 PCs
ANTIQUE BRASS PAIR SPARROW CHARM 2 PCs
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Vintage Style Sand Timer Hourglass Pendant Charm Antique Brass Nautical
Vintage Style Sand Timer Hourglass Pendant Charm Antique Brass Nautical
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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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10pcs Antique Brass Tone Base Metal Charms Dream Catcher 34x29mm 30127Y Q 187
10pcs Antique Brass Tone Base Metal Charms Dream Catcher 34x29mm 30127Y Q 187
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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 Puffy Heart Charm Sterling Silver Bracelet with 9 Sterling Puffy Hearts
Vintage Puffy Heart Charm Sterling Silver Bracelet with 9 Sterling Puffy Hearts
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NOS Vtg Sterling Silver Enamel Flowers Double Sided Puffy Heart Bracelet Charm 2
NOS Vtg Sterling Silver Enamel Flowers Double Sided Puffy Heart Bracelet Charm 2
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Vintage Sterling 2 Piece Heart My Love to You I Give My Heart Charm SS on Both
Vintage Sterling 2 Piece Heart My Love to You I Give My Heart Charm SS on Both
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VTG STERLING SILVER BLUE GUILLOCHE ENAMEL OPEN HEART CHARM LOVE VALENTINE
VTG STERLING SILVER BLUE GUILLOCHE ENAMEL OPEN HEART CHARM LOVE VALENTINE
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Vintage Brass Charms

Vintage Silver Small Bird House Charm with Brass Accent Heart
Vintage Silver Small Bird House Charm with Brass Accent Heart
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Lampwork Swarovski Crystal Handmade Charm Bracelet TUXEDO Vintage Haskell Chain
Lampwork Swarovski Crystal Handmade Charm Bracelet TUXEDO Vintage Haskell Chain
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VIntage Dooney  Bourke Brass Duck Key Fob Chain Pendant Charm Tag
VIntage Dooney Bourke Brass Duck Key Fob Chain Pendant Charm Tag
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50 VTG RAW BRASS COPPER STAMPINGS SETTING CHARMS FINDINGS
50 VTG RAW BRASS COPPER STAMPINGS SETTING CHARMS FINDINGS
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