Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I Love Charm


The history of Charm Bracelet taken from wikipedia

'A charm bracelet is an item of
jewelry worn around the wrist. It carries personal charms: decorative pendants or trinkets which are signifiers of important things in the wearer's life.'

The wearing of charms may have begun as a form of
amulet to ward off evil spirits or bad luck.
In ancient Egypt charms were used for identification and as symbols of faith and luck. Charms also served to identify an individual to the gods in the afterlife. Medieval knights wore charms for protection in battle. Charms also were worn in the Dark Ages to represent family origin, religious and political convictions.
Charm bracelets have been the subject of several waves of trends.

Queen Victoria wore charm bracelets that started a fashion among the European noble classes. Soldiers returning home after World War II brought home trinkets made by craftsmen local to the area where they were fighting to give to loved ones, American teenagers in the 1950s and early 1960s collected charms to record the events in their lives. Although interest and production waned through the latter part of the 20th century, there was a resurgence of popularity after 2000 and collectors eagerly sought out vintage charms. Due to the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, the fashion in winter 2006 was bracelets with little charms of swords, crosses and skulls.


Even though I’m not an avid collector of charms but I do have in my possession several pieces that potrays my habit and lifestyles. Some I got from Thomas Sabo, one from tiffany few others from Qacac Collection and the rest something that I grab at flea markets. It’s nothing much but it’s a treasure to me as the pieces are reflections of my identity and form a story of my life.



6 comments:

kaezrin said...

nice charm...eh yg cam kaler2 purplish/brown tuh amat i suka...

Amelia Khalik said...

Elin..u like eehhh..go check out Qacac nyer websites..cantek2..

Lybeau said...

Sis me too loves charms... I have a collection of charms from PANDORA....
go google PAndora.... I think you will love too.... he he he

anyways nice charm...!!!

so geram....

Ella said...

sis..suka tgk yg ada gambar handbag tu..
cute sesangat...

Abrahyn said...

me satu pon tarak! teringin gak nak pakai...emas tarak, thomas sabo pon tarak...sabor jelah...hehehe :p

Amelia Khalik said...

Lybeau..sis..pandora?? ok i'll look for it..belom tgk dah xcited..camner tuh?? hahaha

Ella..itulah pasal..org minat handbag sampai charm pun byk handbag n kasut...kekeke

Abrahyn..kalau u start terjebak dgn benda nie..addicted tau!! ada ajer yg nak tambah..