Fact! Women Love Jewelry

“FACT! Women love jewelry.”

Embellish, ornament, beautify, prettify, enhance, garnish, gild and trim the body. In other words-jewelry!

Body is not just about exercise, food, and health. It is also about adornments to the body.

I thought I would share with you some beautiful jewelry that I have seen around lately. I love jewelry! I am partial to handcrafted, vintage and unique pieces.

The first piece I would like to share is a gold charm bracelet. I happened to see this on a lovely woman recently and I couldn’t help but take a picture of it. It is her grandmother’s charm bracelet, her mom’s charm bracelet and her own charm bracelet. I loved the fact that she was wearing all three!

You rarely see the old fashion charm bracelet anymore. When I see one, I am immediately drawn to it. The vintage charms are so unique and detail oriented. They can really tell a story too. Looking at a vintage charm, I can imagine the woman as a little girl who took ballet lessons, graduated from nursing school, got married, went to Paris on her honeymoon, had a baby and bought her first house. All of these milestones reflected in the charms of a ballerina, nursing cap, wedding bells, the Eiffel Tower, a baby buggy and a house with a front door that opens. Many charms today just don’t have that “charm” to them. They are flat and they all look the same.

My mom started me on a silver charm bracelet when I was 12 years old. It represents my travel bracelet as a young girl.


When I reached 30 years old my mom bought me a gold one with the head charms of my two daughters. This one represents milestones, and meaningful places for me now as an adult. I haven’t added to it lately since gold is very expensive and I am only looking for vintage charms now.


To carry on tradition, I started both of my daughters with a silver charm bracelet when they were little, perhaps someday I can give them a gold one too.


If you have an old charm bracelet, share your story. I would love to hear about some of your favorite charms and what they mean to you.




  • Brenda

    I too, have an old charm bracelet from my younger days. I have a charm from my gymnast days, my First Holy Communion, my Confirmation, a birthday cake, Riverside Park, Vermont, CT, and Santa Clause. Thank you Lori for reminding me that clues to my past are tucked away in my jewelry box!

    September 17, 2013 at 9:52 am

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