Due to present financial difficulties, online sterling silver jewelry retailers are presenting more and more affordable designer jewelry ideas aimed at the jewelry enthusiast on a budget. One of the most recent money-saving innovations, providing aesthetic luxury with a low price tag is the increasingly popular, high fashion appeal of the collectible sterling silver charms bracelet Bonnie Jennifer.
The modern English word Charm,grew from its root in the Old French word Charme meaning a way to pray through incantation. Charme is in turn derived from the Latin word Canere meaning to sing or chant verses to invoke power. The word Charm used in a way to express pleasure came about in the 1500s. Charm began its use as jewelry term during the reign of Queen Victoria in the late 1800s, when she started the fashion of wearing family trinkets and keepsakes worn in lockets on chains.
Without doubt the charm is the oldest form of jewelry known, stemming back thousands of years to the dawn of the first civilizations. However, charm bead jewelry as we know today only really entered into the limelight during the late 1990s.
Sterling silver charms became increasingly prominent on the fashion catwalk’s of Rome and Milan, via glossy European magazines such as Vogue and Elle. At first sterling silver charm jewelry was simply named charm bead bracelets, but as popularity grew and different designs appeared charms have also become known as Italian charm bracelets, Italian charms, European bead bracelets and European beads.
Silver Charm Gifts
Aside from the affordability of sterling silver charm jewelry, do it yourself charm jewelry is all about freedom, appealing to the independent person who likes to personalize their own look. Sterling silver bead bracelets and their silver charms and bead appendages are based around the idea that an individual collects their charms adding them onto a charm, bead bracelet or necklace.
This means that the purchaser can spend as much, or as little money, as and when they like without making expensive buys. Another great attraction of personalized European bead and charm jewelry is the freedom of choice the owner has choosing their own silver charms and beads to symbolize their interests, loves and accomplishments.
The personal touch of sterling silver charm jewelry makes it a brilliant gift idea for women that know what they want and men who don’t know what to buy them. Christmas presents for the holiday season, Mother’s day, Valentine’s day, Sweet Sixteen, birthday gifts: The sterling silver European beads and charm bracelet, and a few crystal beads as starter, is a great idea for the independent women who can then choose to buy her own charms and personalize her charms and beads bracelet.
Silver Religious Charms
The most popular sterling silver charms are the religious charms like the Rosary bead, Christian Cross, Crucifix, Star of David, Hamsa Hand of Fatima, Buddha, Zen, Ying Yang, Angel, Saint Christopher and Virgin Mary. Sterling silver charms are spiritual in nature, so it’s only natural to wear religious charms on a charm bracelet. Whatever your belief system: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Zen or Buddhist; spiritual silver charms representing your belief serve as a reminder to humility and higher purpose.