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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

VINTAGE BETTELARMBAND 585 GOLD 14k EMAILLE GLCK ENAMEL LUCKY CHARM BRACELET B38
VINTAGE BETTELARMBAND 585 GOLD 14k EMAILLE GLCK ENAMEL LUCKY CHARM BRACELET B38
EUR 620,00
Verbleibende Zeit: 27d 16h 44m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 620,00
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VINTAGE ANHNGER Spielende Katze GOLD 585 VTG PLAYING CAT GOLD CHARM A520
VINTAGE ANHNGER Spielende Katze GOLD 585 VTG PLAYING CAT GOLD CHARM A520
EUR 260,00
Verbleibende Zeit: 4d 8h 13m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 260,00
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VINTAGE ANHNGER LIEBE VIEL GLCK 585 GOLD VTG CHARM BETTELARMBAND A405
VINTAGE ANHNGER LIEBE VIEL GLCK 585 GOLD VTG CHARM BETTELARMBAND A405
EUR 120,00
Verbleibende Zeit: 4d 17h 34m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 120,00
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Louis Feraud Armband Charm Luxus Vintage Damen Herren Unisex Gold Bicolor
Louis Feraud Armband Charm Luxus Vintage Damen Herren Unisex Gold Bicolor
EUR 59,00
Verbleibende Zeit: 2d 7h 29m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 59,00
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Vintage Silver Charm

VINTAGE ANHNGER LEVADE MIT REITER PFERD VTG LEVADE HORSE CHARM SILVER A545
VINTAGE ANHNGER LEVADE MIT REITER PFERD VTG LEVADE HORSE CHARM SILVER A545
EUR 120,00
Verbleibende Zeit: 14d 11h 25m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 120,00
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Black Real Leather Cord Choker Charm Necklace Pendant Retro Hippy Vintage NEW 03
Black Real Leather Cord Choker Charm Necklace Pendant Retro Hippy Vintage NEW 03
EUR 2,46
Verbleibende Zeit: 27d 18h 29m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 2,46
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Pretty Vintage CRYSTAL Diamante  Silver CHARM PENDANT Necklace
Pretty Vintage CRYSTAL Diamante Silver CHARM PENDANT Necklace
EUR 8,17
Verbleibende Zeit: 29d 4h 56m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 8,17
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KiTsCh ViNtAgE aLiCe MADHATTER RED CHERRY CHINA TEACUP CHARM SILVER NECKLACE
KiTsCh ViNtAgE aLiCe MADHATTER RED CHERRY CHINA TEACUP CHARM SILVER NECKLACE
EUR 10,97
Verbleibende Zeit: 11h 54m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 10,97
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Vintage Copper Charm

Vintage Copper Bronze Owl Charm Pendant Necklace Amulet Lovely Gift
Vintage Copper Bronze Owl Charm Pendant Necklace Amulet Lovely Gift
EUR 5,48
Verbleibende Zeit: 5d 11h 34m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 5,48
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Owl Antique copper Charm Pendant Necklace Steampunk Vintage fancy gift 21gift
Owl Antique copper Charm Pendant Necklace Steampunk Vintage fancy gift 21gift
EUR 5,48
Verbleibende Zeit: 1d 17h 25m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 5,48
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Owl Antique copper Charm Pendant Necklace Steampunk Vintage fancy gift
Owl Antique copper Charm Pendant Necklace Steampunk Vintage fancy gift
EUR 5,48
Verbleibende Zeit: 1d 11h 26m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 5,48
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Antique Bronze copper Key Owl Charm Pendant Necklace Steampunk Vintage fancy
Antique Bronze copper Key Owl Charm Pendant Necklace Steampunk Vintage fancy
EUR 5,97
Verbleibende Zeit: 1d 11h 5m
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Vintage Letter Charm

Gold Initial Necklace Personalised Letter Pendant Dainty Vintage Monogram Charm
Gold Initial Necklace Personalised Letter Pendant Dainty Vintage Monogram Charm
EUR 4,79
Verbleibende Zeit: 17d 11h 24m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 4,79
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Leather Black Choker Necklace Cabochon Vintage Elephant Charm Initial Letter 13
Leather Black Choker Necklace Cabochon Vintage Elephant Charm Initial Letter 13
EUR 2,73
Verbleibende Zeit: 11d 8h 7m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 2,73
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BOW INITIAL necklace  letter charm chain gold name vintage alphabet pendant A Z
BOW INITIAL necklace letter charm chain gold name vintage alphabet pendant A Z
EUR 9,59
Verbleibende Zeit: 22d 8h 57m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 9,59
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Vintage gold je taime love letter bag charm necklace
Vintage gold je taime love letter bag charm necklace
EUR 4,83
Verbleibende Zeit: 24d 7h 22m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 4,83
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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

ANTIKER ANHNGER ENGEL KIND GOLD 585 BETTELARMBAND ANTIQUE RELIGIOUS CHARM A601
ANTIKER ANHNGER ENGEL KIND GOLD 585 BETTELARMBAND ANTIQUE RELIGIOUS CHARM A601
EUR 140,00
Verbleibende Zeit: 25d 8h 52m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 140,00
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Enamel Charm European Bracelet Antique Beads DIY 925 Sterling Silver Chain
Enamel Charm European Bracelet Antique Beads DIY 925 Sterling Silver Chain
EUR 3,99
Verbleibende Zeit: 10d 4h 19m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 3,99
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ANTIQUE ROSE GOLD TONE FLOATING LIVING MEMORY CHARMS PENDANT LOCKET 20 CHAIN
ANTIQUE ROSE GOLD TONE FLOATING LIVING MEMORY CHARMS PENDANT LOCKET 20 CHAIN
EUR 6,86
Verbleibende Zeit: 13d 10h 17m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 6,86
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ANTIQUE ROSE GOLD TONE FLOATING LIVING MEMORY CHARMS PENDANT LOCKET 20 CHAIN
ANTIQUE ROSE GOLD TONE FLOATING LIVING MEMORY CHARMS PENDANT LOCKET 20 CHAIN
EUR 6,86
Verbleibende Zeit: 13d 10h 18m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 6,86
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Antique Silver Charms

Large Boho Bohemian Tribal Coin Charm Antique Silver Statement Necklace Chain
Large Boho Bohemian Tribal Coin Charm Antique Silver Statement Necklace Chain
EUR 26,07
Verbleibende Zeit: 19h 5m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 26,07
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1 antique silver vintage tree of life charm Necklace wedding jewellery
1 antique silver vintage tree of life charm Necklace wedding jewellery
EUR 5,42
Verbleibende Zeit: 19d 8h 50m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 5,42
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Boho Bohemian Coin Charm Antique Silver Statement Necklace Chain
Boho Bohemian Coin Charm Antique Silver Statement Necklace Chain
EUR 13,71
Verbleibende Zeit: 17d 9h 13m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 13,71
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Fertility Goddess Baby 925 Silver  Antique silver charm necklace 51cm chain
Fertility Goddess Baby 925 Silver Antique silver charm necklace 51cm chain
EUR 10,28
Verbleibende Zeit: 4d 8h 4m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 10,28
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Antique Brass Charms

FUNKY RAZOR BLADE CHARM NECKLACE CUTE KITSCH RETRO EMO GOTHIC STEAM PUNK HORROR
FUNKY RAZOR BLADE CHARM NECKLACE CUTE KITSCH RETRO EMO GOTHIC STEAM PUNK HORROR
EUR 5,48
Verbleibende Zeit: 8d 22h 56m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 5,48
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COMPASS  SWALLOW BIRD PENDANT NECKLACE ANTIQUE GOLD BRASS CHARM VTG CRYSTAL 18
COMPASS SWALLOW BIRD PENDANT NECKLACE ANTIQUE GOLD BRASS CHARM VTG CRYSTAL 18
EUR 13,71
Verbleibende Zeit: 24d 6h 33m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 13,71
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ANTIKER ANHNGER PRTSCHACH Email ANTIQUE AUSTRIAN FOB CHARM brass enamel A555
ANTIKER ANHNGER PRTSCHACH Email ANTIQUE AUSTRIAN FOB CHARM brass enamel A555
EUR 90,00
Verbleibende Zeit: 21d 14h 44m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 90,00
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FUNKY VINTAGE MUSIC NECKLACE CUTE CHARM PENDANT BOHO KITSCH FESTIVAL POP BAND UK
FUNKY VINTAGE MUSIC NECKLACE CUTE CHARM PENDANT BOHO KITSCH FESTIVAL POP BAND UK
EUR 2,73
Verbleibende Zeit: 23d 10h 44m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 2,73
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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

Black Real Leather Cord Choker Charm Necklace Pendant Retro Hippy Vintage NEW 03
Black Real Leather Cord Choker Charm Necklace Pendant Retro Hippy Vintage NEW 03
EUR 2,46
Verbleibende Zeit: 27d 18h 29m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 2,46
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Leather choker charm necklace  vintage hippy chocker  retro black leather cord
Leather choker charm necklace vintage hippy chocker retro black leather cord
EUR 3,07
Verbleibende Zeit: 13d 15h 41m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 3,07
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10mm BLACK CHOKER CHARM COLLAR NECKLACE  VINTAGE VELVET HIPPY CHOCKER 13
10mm BLACK CHOKER CHARM COLLAR NECKLACE VINTAGE VELVET HIPPY CHOCKER 13
EUR 3,07
Verbleibende Zeit: 9d 13h 3m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 3,07
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VINTAGE ANHNGER HERZ SILBER transluzent EMAIL Bettearmband CHARM HEART A317
VINTAGE ANHNGER HERZ SILBER transluzent EMAIL Bettearmband CHARM HEART A317
EUR 110,00
Verbleibende Zeit: 8d 11h 54m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 110,00
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Vintage Brass Charms

VINTAGE HONEY BEE  FLOWER charm LAYERED PENDANT NECKLACE brass KITSCH INSECT
VINTAGE HONEY BEE FLOWER charm LAYERED PENDANT NECKLACE brass KITSCH INSECT
EUR 3,95
Verbleibende Zeit: 22d 12h 36m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 3,95
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Vintage style quirky gold brass circle karma boho trendy hippie charm necklace
Vintage style quirky gold brass circle karma boho trendy hippie charm necklace
EUR 10,97
Verbleibende Zeit: 7d 10h 24m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 10,97
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New Vintage Steampunk Brass Winged Moon Cross and Crown Charm Necklace
New Vintage Steampunk Brass Winged Moon Cross and Crown Charm Necklace
EUR 20,58
Verbleibende Zeit: 29d 21h 11m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 20,58
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FUNKY VINTAGE MUSIC NECKLACE CUTE CHARM PENDANT BOHO KITSCH FESTIVAL POP BAND UK
FUNKY VINTAGE MUSIC NECKLACE CUTE CHARM PENDANT BOHO KITSCH FESTIVAL POP BAND UK
EUR 2,73
Verbleibende Zeit: 23d 10h 44m
Sofort-Kaufen für nur: EUR 2,73
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