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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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Vintage 10K YELLOW GOLD REESES CHARM PENDANT with EMERALD and Chain
$9.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 25m
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Vintage 14K Yellow Gold 3D Moveable Food Cake Mixer Charm
$95.00
Time Remaining: 27d 1h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
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Vintage Seattle Space Needle Charm Solid 14k Yellow Gold Travel Souvenir 3D
$94.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 51m
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VINTAGE GOLD TONE CLAMP VICTORIAN STYLE SEED PEARL RHINESTONE FOB CHARM BRACELET
$1.04 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 55m

Vintage Silver Charm

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Vintage Sterling Silver Angel Playing Harp Charm Pendant 42g 325134
$13.54 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 38m
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Vintage Sterling Silver SHINY MINIATURE SCISSORS Bracelet Charm OLD MOVEABLE
$13.99
Time Remaining: 29d 20h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $13.99
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Vtg Sterling Silver MOVABLE Charm Bracelet 40s WWII era 9 Articulated Charms
$224.99
Time Remaining: 46m
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Vtg Estate RARE 1 Light House Hilton Head Island Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
$10.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 50m

Vintage Copper Charm

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Vintage 6 1 2 in Long Copper Bracelet with Bird Charms
$4.99
Time Remaining: 1h 24m
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Vintage Springy Sculpture Copper Tone Metal Wire Charms 8
$1.75
Time Remaining: 18d 16h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $1.75
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Star Moon Planet Copper Silver Charm Bracelet Pendant Antique Vintage Astronomy
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 32m
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Copper TREE OF LIFE Pendant GODDESS Wicca Pagan Supplies Jewelry Charm vintage
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 3m

Vintage Letter Charm

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Vintage Letter Initial G Block Bead Sterling 925 Charm Pendant 14g
$6.95
Time Remaining: 3h 46m
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26 Vintage Style Monogram Letter Alphabet Initial Monogram Charms Antique Bronze
$6.99
Time Remaining: 29d 6h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
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Vintage Letter H Sterling Silver 925 Charm Pendant 09g
$6.95
Time Remaining: 4h 33m
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Vintage Greek Letters EK Sterling Silver 925 Charm Pendant 12g
$6.95
Time Remaining: 5h 3m

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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ANTIQUE ENGLISH VICTORIAN 9K GOLD GARNET HEART SHAPED PADLOCK CLASP CHARM c1870
$365.00
Time Remaining: 42m
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Antique Vintage Victorian 14k Yellow Gold Diamond Slide Charm
$159.00
Time Remaining: 26d 21h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $159.00
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE VICTORIAN 9CT GOLD SPINNING MOVING AGATE FOB SEAL CHARM PENDANT
$44.98 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 13m
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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ART NOUVEAU CRYSTAL GOLD KEEPSAKE FOB LOCKET CHARM PENDANT OLD
$21.61 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 24m

Antique Silver Charms

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15pcs Antique Tibetan Silver Key Metal Drops Pendants Beads Charms 1910 mm
$0.99
Time Remaining: 30m
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Lot of 25 Antique Silver color Expandable Wire Bangle Charm Bracelet Adjustable
$24.50
Time Remaining: 17h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $24.50
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5pcs Antique Tibetan Silver Flower Charms Spacer Loose Beads Findings 2626 mm
$0.99
Time Remaining: 32m
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NEW Infinity Love Pearl Friendship Antique Silver Leather Cute Charm Bracelet
$1.49
Time Remaining: 41m

Antique Brass Charms

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THAI GARUDA AMULET BRASS STATUE VEHICLE OF VISHNU SUCCESS LIFE PROTECTION CHARM2
$3.49 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 41m
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SQUARE DIAMOND LINK CONNECTOR CHARM 20x20mm FILIGREE CUT OUT 10pc FREE SHIPPING
$2.99
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $2.99
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Travel charm Globe necklace antique brass steampunk style
$10.00
Time Remaining: 2h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
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ESTATE Brass Cameo Pendant Mourning Vintage Antique Stamped Victorian charm gold
$1.76 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 19m

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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VTG Sterling Silver Heart Pendant Diamond Cut Long Stem Rose Charm 3 4 Wide EXC
$1.80 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 34m
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Vintage Rare Sterling Silver and Gold Heart Charm Bracelet with Gemstones
$154.44
Time Remaining: 20d 5h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $154.44
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Sterling Silver Vintage Puffy Heart Charm Forget Me Not RARE
$10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 26m
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71 2 Vintage Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet w Heart Padlock Clasp 33g Chunky
$46.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 55m

Vintage Brass Charms

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8 Pc Hummingbird Flower Gold Bird Brass Pendant Set Charm Jewelry Estate vintage
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 13m
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Vintage Round Brass Wrapped Aqua Lucite Charms 12
$2.50
Time Remaining: 24d 15h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $2.50
3908907066144040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
ESTATE Brass Cameo Pendant Mourning Vintage Antique Stamped Victorian charm gold
$1.76 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 19m
3908907111554040 1 Vintage and Antique Charms
7 Heart Love Pendant Jewelry Silver Brass Charms Bracelet spiral Bronze Vintage
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 30m

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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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