Childhood of Charms
When I was a little girl I always loved playing with the gold charms on my
mother’s bracelets, especially the ones that moved. Many of these moving
charms, called mechanicals, had intricate parts and tiny pieces
lids, spinning globes, bobbing clowns. There was even a tiny pair of
sunglasses with its own tiny case. After inheriting two of these family
bracelets I got the collecting bug.
Whether you’re a serious collector, looking
to buy charms to start a family bracelet, or just an admirer of this
wonderful jewelry art, we hope you’ll enjoy your visit.
About the Book - Charms Bracelets Tell the Story
My Mother’s Charms celebrates the wonderful legacy and
extraordinary beauty of charm bracelets like no other book you’ve seen. The
book chronicles moments of wisdom, love, humor and heartbreak from the lives
of four women using the vintage gold charms from their bracelets to tell the
stories. The vintage charms featured in the book are photographed in
stunning detail and represent a love of charm collecting that spans three
generations of one family.
All of the charms in My Mother’s Charms
were crafted during the “golden age” of charm jewelry, 1930 to 1960.
Skilled goldsmiths fashioned these dime-sized works of art, many with moving
parts, with the help of a magnifying glass and specially made tools.
Because of the cost and crafting skills involved, gold charms with these
types of intricate moving parts are no longer produced commercially. They
are now sought after by collectors and cherished by families wise enough to
hold onto them.
My Mother’s Charms
makes a unique and beautiful gift for any occasion. It’s a must-have for
any jewelry lover.