Charming us this summer: the Charm accessory trend
While going through various styles of designer jewelry, you are sure to have come across the charm jewelry trend. These accessories are often tiny and delicate, but they sure do pack a punch. Charms are by definition an attractive or alluring feature that is added to accessories or jewelry. They are usually stones or baubles or even small trinkets of a specific shape that dangle off bracelets, earrings and necklaces. These are usually added to pieces individually or in multiple quantities and styles. The purpose of these is to be pleasing to the eye and also add femininity and individuality to your look. These jewelry pieces are often personal, and provide an intricate and enduring peak in to the wearer’s inner world. Charm jewelry is also highly attractive as it dances and tinkles together with every step the wearer takes.
Historically speaking, the wearing of charms began in the way of an amulet or talisman to ward of evil sprits and bad luck. During pre-historic times, jewelry charms would be made of shells, animal bones and clay. Later on as civilization evolved, jewelry had charms made out of gems, rocks and sometimes wood.
Evidence of charms being used as ornaments in Germany and Africa was found up to 30,000 years ago. Ancient Egyptians, who were extremely evolved in their jewelry, used charms for identification and as symbols of faith and luck. They were even used to identify individuals to the Gods in their afterlife. Charms themselves have been the subject of several waves of trends and were worn by Assyrians, Babylonians and Persian civilizations from 600-400 BC. In Europe, Queen Victoria started the fashion of wearing charm bracelets amongst the noble classes.
In modern times, the jewelers Tiffany and Co. introduced their first charm bracelets in 1889. This look has gone on to become iconic and identified with the brand, and is now used in all their jewelry. Today, designers such as Juicy Couture, Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and Valentino use charms in their earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Alexander McQueens spooky skeletons and Moschino’s retro tapes are also an example of on-trend charm accessories. In 2015 bag charms became all the rage, and were showcased by high street and high-end designers in a variety of different styles.
At Pookaari, we have curated a collection of charm necklaces by designer label Quirkbox. These one of a kind charm pieces are adorned with dangling accents in metal and natural stones and are a great way for the wearer to flaunt their individuality. They can be worn with all kinds of outfits, from a little black dress in the evening to a white t-shirt and jeans to update your daytime look. Invest in these pieces to add to your wardrobe, and you are guaranteed to stand out and grab attention in any crowd.