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Vintage Antique Brass Heart Charms

Vintage Antique Brass Heart Charms

Brass Hearts Add a Touch of Vintage to Any Jewelry

I love to add a touch of brass to jewelry, and vintage brass is the best, because vintage brass has a beautiful patina on the surface due to age. The patina that brass gets can change from climate to climate, dependent on the humidity and minerals in the air.

For romantic jewelry, vintage brass hearts are a nice touch to add because of their unique nature, and the romantic connotation of the heart. Brass is quite inexpensive, especially compared to silver, gold, and platinum, so it makes a nice gift at a reasonable price.

Mixing metals in a jewelry piece is also a good way to keep the cost lower, so adding brass hearts to a mostly silver necklace will keep the price down while adding style and interest to the piece.

Vintage Brass Hearts Come in Several Styles

vintage brass puffy heart charm Vintage Antique Brass Heart CharmsFor some reason, puffy hearts were very popular as charms during the vintage era, and therefore you can find numerous styles of puffy brass heart charms as single charms or in lots.

Puffy hearts are hollow in the center, so they are lightweight, and may be flat on the surface or might have a molded or engraved surface.

It is also possible to find filigree brass puffy heart charms which are very beautiful to add to a jewelry design. Puffy hearts look great by themselves on a simple chain which would make a great gift for a teen or a younger child.

Puffy Heart Charms

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VINTAGE PIDIDDLY LINKS PUFFY HEARTS LOCKETS FLAT HEARTS CHARM BRACELET
$27.89 (6 Bids)
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Vintage Brass Tiny Puffy HEART Etched charm pendant
$13.65
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Vintage Brass Charm Necklace Puffy Heart Dangles angels stars key
$9.99
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VINTAGE SILVER PLATED BRASS COPPER PUFFY HEART CHARM BRACELET REPOUSSE DETAILS
$8.00
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Brass Heart Locket Charms

My favorite brass heart charm is the heart locket charm.  I think that just about everyone I know had a heart locket of some sort as a child, and lockets are still quite popular to add to jewelry or by themselves.

It is the meaning behind a locket that makes it so special as a gift.  You can add something of yourself inside the heart or your recipient can put something inside from you.

Brass heart lockets are very readily available in single quantities or lots.  They come in different sizes, but most range in the 1/2 inch to 1 inch diameter size.

Vintage Brass Locket Heart Charms

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VINTAGE PIDIDDLY LINKS PUFFY HEARTS LOCKETS FLAT HEARTS CHARM BRACELET
$27.89 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 10m
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VINTAGE 4 TINY RAW BRASS HEART LOCKET CHARM BEAD PENDANTS 10mm
$3.49
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Vintage Heart Lockets Lot of 4 Raw Brass 12mm Pendants Charms Jewelry Making Pl
$3.99 (1 Bid)
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12 VTG LOCKETS HUGE LOT BRASS FINDINGS FLOWER JEWELRY HEARTS NOS PENDANTS CHARMS
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 15m

Brass Heart and Arrow Charms

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Vintage Brass Aged Patina Textured Bow Arrow Heart Drop Charms Findings Lot
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Resin Vintage Antique Brass Color Charms Pendant Crafts For Making Bracelet Pick
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Heart Charms are Not Just for Charm Bracelets

We most often think of heart charms as belonging to a charm bracelet, however that does not have to be the case.  Heart charms make beautiful necklaces, and earrings as well.

To make earrings, all you need is a jump ring and an ear wire to add to the heart charm.  For a necklace, a jump ring and a chain.  In addition, charm necklaces are quite popular right now, so you could assemble a necklace with several different vintage brass heart charms on a chain for a unique vintage look.

Brass Heart Glass Charms

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6 VINTAGE SWAROVSKI SAPPHIRE FACETED 10mm HEART BRASS CHANNEL BEAD CHARMS R202
$0.99
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VTGGLASS WORKS STUDIO PUFFED BRASS COLORED GLASS HEARTS CHARMS CHAIN NECKLACE
$75.00
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VTGGLASS WORKS STUDIO PUFFED BRASS COLORED GLASS HEARTS CHARMS CHAIN NECKLACE
$53.99
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VINTAGE RED Ruby HEARTS Valentine JEWELS ACORNS Glass PENDANTS CHARMS DROPS Lot
$5.00
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Open or Closed Heart Charms

Besides the symbolism of an open heart, there are some very interesting open heart charms which are essentially the outline of a heart instead of a solid heart.  A very cool look would be to combine the solid and open hearts in one jewelry piece, necklace or bracelet.

In this situation, I don't think that a closed heart would indicated any type of insult or bad connotation, just a style of charm.

Brass Open Heart Charms

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Vintage Brass Loopy Open Heart Design Stamping Charm Drop Pendants Findings Lot
$11.99
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Vintage Aged Brass Open Heart Charms Findings 20
$1.00
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The links I have provided in this article will lead you to Ebay which has a huge selection of great brass heart charms, lockets, and charm bracelets.  These can be part of the perfect custom gift for Valentine's Day or any other romantic occasion.

Vintage Brass Heart Charm Bracelets

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VINTAGE PIDIDDLY LINKS PUFFY HEARTS LOCKETS FLAT HEARTS CHARM BRACELET
$27.89 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 10m
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Vintage Antique Bronze Tone Mesh Cuff Bracelet with Heart Charms
$12.00
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Vintage HONG KONG Brass Heart Lock Bracelet Charm or Pendant for Necklace
$19.99
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7 Heart Love Pendant Jewelry Silver Brass Charms Bracelet spiral Bronze Vintage
$0.99
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