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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 14k YELLOW GOLD MOVEABLE PURSE CHARM PENDANT it opens up
VINTAGE 14k YELLOW GOLD MOVEABLE PURSE CHARM PENDANT it opens up
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VINTAGE 14K yellow gold 3 D HELICOPTER MOVEABLE propeller charm pendant
VINTAGE 14K yellow gold 3 D HELICOPTER MOVEABLE propeller charm pendant
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VINTAGE 10K YELLOW GOLD 3D MOVEABLE BICYCLE BIKE PENDANT CHARM
VINTAGE 10K YELLOW GOLD 3D MOVEABLE BICYCLE BIKE PENDANT CHARM
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VINTAGE 14k YELLOW GOLD 3D ROYAL CROWN PENDANT CHARM
VINTAGE 14k YELLOW GOLD 3D ROYAL CROWN PENDANT CHARM
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Vintage Silver Charm

VINTAGE STERLING SILVER CHARM BRACELET WITH CHARMS FOR LITTLE GIRL OR BOY
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER CHARM BRACELET WITH CHARMS FOR LITTLE GIRL OR BOY
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VINTAGE 1960s STERLING SILVER CHARM BRACELET 16 STERLING CHARMS 50 GRAMS
VINTAGE 1960s STERLING SILVER CHARM BRACELET 16 STERLING CHARMS 50 GRAMS
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STERLING SILVER VINTAGE CHARM BRACELET LOADED WITH CHARMS
STERLING SILVER VINTAGE CHARM BRACELET LOADED WITH CHARMS
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Vintage Sterling Silver Floral Puffy Heart Charm Pendant Old
Vintage Sterling Silver Floral Puffy Heart Charm Pendant Old
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Vintage Copper Charm

3 Nice vintage copper horse head charms
3 Nice vintage copper horse head charms
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3 pcs 2 Vintage Fertility Goddess Tree of Life Charm Pendant Gold Copper
3 pcs 2 Vintage Fertility Goddess Tree of Life Charm Pendant Gold Copper
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Solid Metal Buddha Head Bracelet Connector Charm Beads Silver Gold Copper Bronze
Solid Metal Buddha Head Bracelet Connector Charm Beads Silver Gold Copper Bronze
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VINTAGE lot OF COPPER AMULETS PENDANTS ELAPHANT AND GOOD LUCK CHARMS
VINTAGE lot OF COPPER AMULETS PENDANTS ELAPHANT AND GOOD LUCK CHARMS
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Vintage Letter Charm

VINTAGE STERLING SILVER CHARM LETTER S
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER CHARM LETTER S
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VINTAGE STERLING SILVER  RHINESTONE MINI LETTER C CHARM
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER RHINESTONE MINI LETTER C CHARM
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26x Wholesale Lots Vintage Retro Silvery Tone 26 Letters Charm Necklace Pendants
26x Wholesale Lots Vintage Retro Silvery Tone 26 Letters Charm Necklace Pendants
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Dove Bird Charm Sterling 3D Vintage Love Letter Pigeon Mail Postcard Carrier
Dove Bird Charm Sterling 3D Vintage Love Letter Pigeon Mail Postcard Carrier
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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 Victorian 14K Solid Gold Diamond Puffy Heart Charm
Antique Victorian 14K Solid Gold Diamond Puffy Heart Charm
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ATTRACTIVE ANTIQUE 9K ROSE  YELLOW GOLD FOB CHARM c1900
ATTRACTIVE ANTIQUE 9K ROSE YELLOW GOLD FOB CHARM c1900
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ANTIQUE ENGLISH 18K GOLD PEARL DIAMOND PUFFED HEART CHARM or PENDANT c1890
ANTIQUE ENGLISH 18K GOLD PEARL DIAMOND PUFFED HEART CHARM or PENDANT c1890
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VINTAGE ANTIQUE VERY FINE SLEIGH CHARM PENDANT 14 YELLOW GOLD W MOVING WHEELS
VINTAGE ANTIQUE VERY FINE SLEIGH CHARM PENDANT 14 YELLOW GOLD W MOVING WHEELS
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Antique Silver Charms

STERLING SILVER Antique Vintage PUFFY HEARTS  10 Heart CHARMS  Charm Bracelet
STERLING SILVER Antique Vintage PUFFY HEARTS 10 Heart CHARMS Charm Bracelet
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE STERLING SILVER + ENAMELED PUFFY HEART CHARM BRACELET CHARMS
ANTIQUE VINTAGE STERLING SILVER + ENAMELED PUFFY HEART CHARM BRACELET CHARMS
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Antique Victorian Art Nouveau German 800 Silver Puffy Heart Charm w Garnet
Antique Victorian Art Nouveau German 800 Silver Puffy Heart Charm w Garnet
$95.00
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Antique Sterling Silver Puffy Heart Charm Bracelet
Antique Sterling Silver Puffy Heart Charm Bracelet
$29.99
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Antique Brass Charms

Lot of 100 Flat Round Circle Blank Coin Drop Stamping Charms Plated Brass Metal
Lot of 100 Flat Round Circle Blank Coin Drop Stamping Charms Plated Brass Metal
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20pcs Antique Brass Tone Base Metal Charm Lightning Bolt 29x8mm 25648Y T 146
20pcs Antique Brass Tone Base Metal Charm Lightning Bolt 29x8mm 25648Y T 146
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40pcs Antique Brass Tone Base Metal Charms Leaf 14x7mm 154Y F 181B
40pcs Antique Brass Tone Base Metal Charms Leaf 14x7mm 154Y F 181B
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8 pcs Antique Brass Finish Metal Tree Of Life Charms 237mm Lead Free 0520
8 pcs Antique Brass Finish Metal Tree Of Life Charms 237mm Lead Free 0520
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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

1940s Vintage Sterling Puffy Heart Charm  Icy Blue Enamel Leaf
1940s Vintage Sterling Puffy Heart Charm Icy Blue Enamel Leaf
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VINTAGE STERLING SILVER PUFFY HEART CHARM WITH TWO HEARTS 1940S
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER PUFFY HEART CHARM WITH TWO HEARTS 1940S
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Vintage Sterling Silver Puffy Heart Charm  Blue over Guilloche
Vintage Sterling Silver Puffy Heart Charm Blue over Guilloche
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Vintage Sterling Silver Floral Puffy Heart Charm Pendant Old
Vintage Sterling Silver Floral Puffy Heart Charm Pendant Old
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Vintage Brass Charms

Vintage Brass Flower Charm Drop Petal Gold Finding Nouveau Style 17mm
Vintage Brass Flower Charm Drop Petal Gold Finding Nouveau Style 17mm
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Vintage Brass Cage Bead Drop Heart Charm 13mm
Vintage Brass Cage Bead Drop Heart Charm 13mm
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Vintage Brass Bell Charm 10mm
Vintage Brass Bell Charm 10mm
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6 pc Antique Vintage Brass Look Hamsa lot pendant charms Bracelet
6 pc Antique Vintage Brass Look Hamsa lot pendant charms Bracelet
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