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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Vintage European 9K Solid Yellow Gold 3D Spinning Wheel Charm Pendant
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Vintage 12K GF Gold Filled Charm Bracelet Indian Head Penny Coin Charms FreeShip
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14K Yellow Gold Puffed Heart Charm Pendant Vintage Charm Collection
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small shell Cameo Heart Locket Charm Vintage solid 14Kt Yellow Gold 3D
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Vintage Silver Charm

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Vintage Silver Charm Bracelet With Eight Charms
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Rare Large 3D Sterling Silver BOXER DOG Charm or Pendant Vintage 925 NOS
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Sterling Silver CHRISTMAS WREATH RIBBON W RINGS Charm or Pendant Vintage 925
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Vintage Sterling Silver Stork with Baby Charm for Bracelet Moving
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Vintage Copper Charm

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Vintage Silver Copper Tone Metal Heart Bezel Settings Charms 14
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Vintage Lightweight Copper Metal Bird Charms Pendants
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Vintage Retro Copper Flower Crystal Bird Long Charm Locket Pendant Necklace
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Key Charm Oval Flower Vintage Brass Picture Locket Pendant Necklace
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Vintage Letter Charm

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Vintage Tiffany Co 14k Yellow Gold Letter F Charm Pendant Cleaned By TCo
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Personalized Vintage Genuine Typewriter Key Letter Pendant or Charm
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Chic 8 Pcs Set Vintage Retro Stylish Mixed Charms Lettering wishing Finger Rings
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Initial Letter Monogram Boho Vtg Blue Birds Necklace Soldered Charm Pendant 1 E
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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

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VINTAGE SOLID 9CT GOLD OLD ANTIQUE KETTLE BOILING WATER BREW CHARM PENDANT
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Antique Georgian Victorian 9k 9ct Gold Mourning Locket Pendant Charm
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Vintage 14k gold ANTIQUE RADIATOR HEATER HEAT PLUMBER HVAC w GEN RUBY charm
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Rare 14k Gold Enamel Violet Ruby Book Antique Victorian Locket Pendant Charm
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Antique Silver Charms

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NEW Infinity Love Heart Tower Friendship Antique Silver Leather Charm Bracelet
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NEW Infinity Love Heart Lock Friendship Antique Silver Leather Charm Bracelet
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40pcs Antique Silver Plated Oxidized Beads Charms Bracelet
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Infinity Love Heart Key Lock Friendship Antique Silver Leather Charm Bracelet
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Antique Brass Charms

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Sundial pocket watch pocketwatch pendant antique brass functional charm
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ANTIQUE BRASS PAIR SPARROW CHARM 2 PCs
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Vintage Style Sand Timer Hourglass Pendant Charm Antique Brass Nautical
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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN POOLS OF LIGHT LOCKET CHARM GLASS BRASS SETTING
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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

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Vintage Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet Heart 377 grams 13 charms
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Rare 3D 925 Heart Solid Sterling Silver Charm or Pendant Vintage NOS
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Vtg Sterling Large Heart Lock Charm
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VINTAGE STERLING BRACELET CHARM CHARM HOLDER PENDANT HEARTS 1299
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Vintage Brass Charms

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Beautiful vintage 100 pc Brass Stamping pewter lot charms jewelry findings
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Czech Glass Charm Handmade Artisan Bracelet Crystal Pearl Vintage Haskell Chain
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Key Charm Oval Flower Vintage Brass Picture Locket Pendant Necklace
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Vintage Small 3 x 5mm Brass Tags Charms Findings 60
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