Isn’t That Charming?On May 25, 2017 by khermansen
Charm bracelets are seeing a resurgence in popularity. Once shrouded in tales of magic and mystery, charms are now common jewelry adornments the world over. Made from a variety of materials, including various species of wood, the illustrious history of charms continues to endure and thrive with each subsequent generation.
The Origins of Charms
In ancient history, prehistoric man fashioned charms from substances like wood or stone. Such charms were used as amulets wards, meant to fortify oneself and prevent enemy intrusion or even evil.
Also known as amulets, charms have long been used as ways to strengthen and guard oneself against evil such as the “evil eye,” witchcraft, demon spirits, and disease.
In ancient Egypt, people even used charms as status symbols, religious offerings, and spiritual and physical preparation for death, burial, and the afterlife. These were made from a wide variety of materials, wood, stone, gems, metals, etc.
Although the Bible discourages the use of charms, amulets, talismans, and wards, there are tales of persecuted Roman Christians using charms in the shape of a fish to secretly communicate their faith to like-minded individuals. In Africa, there are such things as warrior charms, and in China, charms for luck and longevity remain in common use in modern times.
By the time of Queen Victoria, Queen of England from 1837-1901, is credited with popularizing charms and charm bracelets for non-spiritual and non-superstitious use. Queen Victoria loved charm bracelets for purely decorative reasons.
Today, though there are still vast numbers of people who employ charms for spiritual purposes, decorative charms and charm bracelets are the most common form in the United States. They are wildly popular to give as gifts, one charm at a time, to women, children, and mothers. Over the years, people amass quite a collection of charms that they were on necklaces, anklets, bracelets, and other decorative trinkets like key chains.
Watches as Charms
Today, the options for charms are absolutely boundless. If you can dream it up, chances are someone has already fashioned a charm of it. Here at Select Wood Watches, we have watch charms for those of us who love timepieces in all forms. We can make tiny, dainty watch charms for earrings, slightly larger for bracelets or key chains, and we can make larger pocket-watch sized charms for necklaces. Here at Select Wood Watches, our specialty is crafting from a variety of woods which our clients get the unique pleasure of choosing from.
Email the Team
To commission your very own watch charm, email the team today. We’ll get started right away on your specialty piece, which we guarantee will be 100% unique.