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Vintage and Antique Charms

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

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1714235259854040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
Vintage Childs Gold Tone Metal 10 Commandments Charm Bracelet
$5.09 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 32m
3110619749014040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
18k YELLOW GOLD VINTAGE PARIS 3D EIFFEL TOWER PENDANT CHARM
$199.00
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
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Vintage 1 20 12K Gold filled Starter Charm Bracelet Signed JMS 15 Grams 089
$44.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 8h 58m

Vintage Silver Charm

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Vintage Sterling Silver SEWING THIMBLE Bracelet Charm Signed VERY NICE
$5.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 47m
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Vintage Sterling Silver 3D Working Whistle Toy Bracelet Charm 40s
$16.99
Time Remaining: 29d 19h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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Vintage enameled 800 coin silver Lugano Switzerland shield charm for bracelet
$3.49 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 51m
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Vintage 1940s Fine Sterling Silver Curb Link Sister Clasp Charm Bracelet
$12.99
Time Remaining: 1h 9m

Vintage Copper Charm

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Vintage Asian Cloisonne Copper Butterfly Pendant Charm
$5.02 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 36m
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Vintage Beautiful Blue Enameled Copper Cloisonne Rectangular Charms
$8.50
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $8.50
3511485060164040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
Vintage Tribal Lucite Charm Resin Colorful Collar Statement Pendant Necklace
$0.97 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 46m
1513890569084040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
Purple Gemstone Vintage Charm Noble Copper Ladies Jewelry Dangle Earrings E111
$0.55 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 26m

Vintage Letter Charm

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VINTAGE Sterling Silver LETTER F Charm ONLY 1940s NOT FOR ENTIRE BRACELET
$2.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 13h 28m
1712437136134040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
Vintage Small Metal Mix Letter Charms Alphabet Soup 60
$8.00
Time Remaining: 20d 18h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $8.00
1714296599224040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
VTG Sterling Silver Letter Initial L Charm Pendant Name
$1.00
Time Remaining: 21h 14m
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STERLING SILVER VINTAGE BRACELET CHARM LETTER K WITH STONES
$4.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 22h 21m

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

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2313097288434040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
Lots 10pcs Exquisite Antique Gold Tone Heart Jewelry Charm Pendant 14x13mm
$1.84 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 52m
3012833680574040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
ANTIQUE 14CT GOLD MASONIC TOOLS WATCH FOB PENDANT CHARM TRULY STUNNING
$745.67
Time Remaining: 24d 17h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $745.67
2313097451414040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
15Pcs Antique Gold Tone Guns Charms Pendants 21mm free shipping
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 23m
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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 1900 GOLD GF AMETHYST ONYX FOB CHARM WATCH CHAIN NECKLACE
$104.64 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 59m

Antique Silver Charms

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15PCS Antique Silver Tone Hollow Heart Charms Pendant Jewelry Findings
$0.99
Time Remaining: 36m
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5 Antique Silver Football Charm fits European Charm Bracelet or Necklaces S136
$2.99
Time Remaining: 20d 19h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $2.99
3711277624764040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
Infinity Heart Anchor Antique Silver Leather Cute Charm Bracelet B447
$0.99
Time Remaining: 39m
1912950532894040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
23pcs Antique Tibetan Silver Bean Metal Drops Pendants Beads Charms 205 mm
$0.99
Time Remaining: 39m

Antique Brass Charms

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3711263972824040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
2010mm Antique style bronze tone mushroom shaped alloy charm pendants 20pcs
$1.06 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 43m
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25 Antique Brass Plated Feather Charm Dangle Beads
$2.69
Time Remaining: 22d 23h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $2.69
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60X ANTIQUE VINTAGE BRASS ANGEL RELIGIOUS CHARMS PENDANT FIT BRACELET TS0140 4
$1.92 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 22m
3214942330584040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
144pc vintage jewelry bead cap supplies findings raw antique brass BULK supply
$12.26
Time Remaining: 7h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $22.00

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

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3110572665354040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
13 Vintage Sterling Silver Heart Charms NOS Elco Lestage
$11.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 7m
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VINTAGE 925 STERLING SILVER HEART CHARM Repousse US Flag with Enamel
$19.99
Time Remaining: 28d 21h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
2516192441834040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
Vintage Sterling Charm Pendant Sparkly Heart
$6.00
Time Remaining: 10h 56m
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Vintage Sterling Silver Jezlaine Sisters Forever Heart Charm to Share Half
$6.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 19m

Vintage Brass Charms

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5PCS Vintage Style Charms Pendants Hollow Carved 02606
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 43m
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Vintage Brass 1000 Money Bags Charms 14
$1.00
Time Remaining: 28d 14h
Buy It Now for only: $1.00
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Size 6 9 Vintage Wedding Charm Ring Elaborate Yellow Gold Plated The Ring
$0.06 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 59m
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Fashion Vintage 18K Gold Plated Earrings Hoop Fashion Jewelry Charms Earrings
$1.25 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 41m

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About lakeerieartists

Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists), the owner of a small local gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery, in Cleveland, Ohio, is an artist, author, and a lover of all things vintage. You can follow Paula on Twitter.

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