What is a charm?

One of our older customers wanted to buy a charm for his wife. Although he had heard of charms, he was unsure what a charm was. When you think about it, when you know, you know, but when you don’t know, you haven’t got a clue, and we have all been there at some point?

Haven’t we?

I explained what a charm was and whether it matched up to what his wife MIGHT be wanting, and, reassuringly, it rang some bells with him.

I thought I would do a little search for charms, and adapted some of what I found. Hopefully, you will find it interesting.

Sterling silver charms have been a popular form of jewellery for centuries. These small, intricately designed pieces are made from a precious metal that is both beautiful and durable. In this blog post, we will explore the history of sterling silver charms and why they continue to be a favourite among jewellery enthusiasts in the UK as well as worldwide.

History of Sterling Silver Charms

The use of charms dates back to ancient civilizations, where they were worn as amulets to ward off evil spirits or to bring good luck. In medieval Europe, charms were worn as talismans to protect against illness or danger. During the Victorian era, charms became fashionable items of jewellery, often given as gifts to commemorate special occasions such as weddings or birthdays.

Sterling silver, which is an alloy made up of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, has been used in jewellery making for hundreds of years. The term “sterling” comes from the Old English word “steorling”, which means “little star”. It was used to describe the small silver coins that were minted in England during the 12th century.

In the 20th century, sterling silver charms became a popular accessory for women of all ages. Charm bracelets, in particular, became a popular trend, with each charm representing a special memory or milestone in the wearer’s life. Today, sterling silver charms continue to be a favourite among jewellery enthusiasts in the UK and around the world.

Why Choose Sterling Silver Charms?

There are many reasons why sterling silver charms are a great choice for jewellery lovers. First and foremost, sterling silver is a durable and long-lasting metal that can withstand everyday wear and tear. It is also hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for people with sensitive skin, although you still find a few people who are hyper-sensitive and still require a higher grade in both silver and gold.

In addition to its durability, sterling silver is also a beautiful metal that has a unique shine and lustre. It can be easily polished or dipped to restore its shine, making it a low-maintenance material for jewellery.

Another advantage of sterling silver charms is their versatility. They can be worn as a standalone piece or added to a charm bracelet or necklace. This makes them a great choice for people who want to create a personalised jewellery collection that reflects their unique style and personality.

One more feature, I would say, is that the cost is more affordable than gold. With sterling silver charms that can start from as little as £5.00 they are not unaffordable. The range can be staggering and eye-watering. Here at Maldon Jewellery, we carry over 5000 different designs of sterling silver charms. Although that’s a lot, it’s not everything and we urge customers to let us know what we haven’t got. This we feed to the manufacturers in the hope that they will make them for the masses!

Where to Find Sterling Silver Charms in the UK

If you’re looking to purchase sterling silver charms in the UK, there are many options available. High-street jewellers such as Pandora, Thomas Sabo, and Links of London offer a wide range of sterling silver charms, as well as charm bracelets and necklaces.

Online retailers such as Amazon, Etsy, and Not on the High Street also offer a vast selection of sterling silver charms, often at more affordable prices than high-street stores. AND, let’s not be forgetting your favourite retailer Maldon Jewellery Co ( https://www.maldonjewellery.co.uk ).

In conclusion, sterling silver charms are a timeless and versatile form of jewellery that have been popular for centuries. Whether worn as a standalone piece or added to a charm bracelet or necklace, they are a great way to create a personalised jewellery collection that reflects your unique style and personality. With so many options available in the UK, finding the perfect sterling silver charm has never been easier.

As always, if you have any questions then please contact us and we will do our best to help

Kind regards Simon

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