Vintage Antique Brass Heart Charms

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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 CharmFor 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

Vintage Floral Puffy Heart Charm Sterling Silver  Brass Boot H540
Vintage Floral Puffy Heart Charm Sterling Silver Brass Boot H540
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Vintage Style Brass Color Puffy Heart Charms Lot URMY SWEET Vintage Inspired
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Glass Works Studio Vintage Brass Charm Necklace Puffy Glass Heart Dangles
Glass Works Studio Vintage Brass Charm Necklace Puffy Glass Heart Dangles
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Vintage Brass Puffy Heart and Leaf Charm Bracelet Unique And Beautiful
Vintage Brass Puffy Heart and Leaf Charm Bracelet Unique And Beautiful
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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

HEART LOCKET NECKLACE pendant BEAD CHARM vintage brass FAUX PEARL beaded RETRO
HEART LOCKET NECKLACE pendant BEAD CHARM vintage brass FAUX PEARL beaded RETRO
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VINTAGE 4 TINY RAW BRASS HEART LOCKET CHARM BEAD PENDANTS 10mm
VINTAGE 4 TINY RAW BRASS HEART LOCKET CHARM BEAD PENDANTS 10mm
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Brass Tone Vintage Victorian Cupid Heart Key and Lock Charm Necklace 444
Brass Tone Vintage Victorian Cupid Heart Key and Lock Charm Necklace 444
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30 pc VTG LOCKETS LOT RAW BRASS FINDINGS JEWELRY NOS PENDANTS CHARMS HEART
30 pc VTG LOCKETS LOT RAW BRASS FINDINGS JEWELRY NOS PENDANTS CHARMS HEART
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Brass Heart and Arrow Charms

Vintage Brass Aged Patina Textured Bow  Arrow Heart Drop Charms Findings Lot
Vintage Brass Aged Patina Textured Bow Arrow Heart Drop Charms Findings Lot
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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

Vintage 32 Glass Works Studio Brass Enamel Glass Heart Heirloom Charm Necklace
Vintage 32 Glass Works Studio Brass Enamel Glass Heart Heirloom Charm Necklace
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8469GB Charm Drop Mix Glass Antiqued Brass Small 4x4mm Vintage Heart 20 Qty
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VINTAGE CRYSTALS HEARTS CAMEO PEARLS CHARM BRACELET IN GIFT BOX
VINTAGE CRYSTALS HEARTS CAMEO PEARLS CHARM BRACELET IN GIFT BOX
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Vintage Glass Works Studio 30 Brass Enamel Glass Heart Charm Necklace
Vintage Glass Works Studio 30 Brass Enamel Glass Heart Charm Necklace
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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

Vintage Brass Loopy Open Heart Design Stamping Charm Drop Pendants Findings Lot
Vintage Brass Loopy Open Heart Design Stamping Charm Drop Pendants Findings Lot
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Vintage 14 x 15mm Sturdy Aged Brass Open Heart Charms Findings 14
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VINTAGE OPEN CUT WORK BRASS HEART STAMPINGS FINDINGS WITH RING 8 PCS CHARMS
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5 Vintage Antiqued Brass Stampings Small Open Heart Charms Victorian BR18
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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

VINTAGE PIDIDDLY LINKS HEART CHARM BRACELET KINGSTON NY 75 14 CHARMS BRASS
VINTAGE PIDIDDLY LINKS HEART CHARM BRACELET KINGSTON NY 75 14 CHARMS BRASS
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Vintage BrassCopper ArmyHigh School Sweet HeartCharm Bracelet
Vintage BrassCopper ArmyHigh School Sweet HeartCharm Bracelet
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VINTAGE CRYSTALS HEARTS CAMEO PEARLS CHARM BRACELET IN GIFT BOX
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Handmade Russian Nesting Doll Charm Silver Bracelet Love Hearts Candy Colors Vtg
Handmade Russian Nesting Doll Charm Silver Bracelet Love Hearts Candy Colors Vtg
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