Vintage 1950s silver tone charm bracelet with seven (7) individual 3 dimensional silver tone charms. By the 1950s, the charm bracelet was a must-have accessory for girls and women. Major rites of passage - 16th birthdays, graduations, weddings, travel and the arrival of children - were all recorded on the links of their bracelets.
1. a wine glass goblet
2. a nutcracker or soldier with movable arms
3. a shaker for mixed drinks (?)
4. a thimble
5. a bowling pin
6. a light bulb
and 7, a spool for thread.
This vintage silver-tone charm bracelet measures 7" in length, weighs 0.8 ounces (24 grams) and is unmarked as to maker or materials. "Locking" fold-over secure clasp. Some wear noted to the silver finish. (The bracelet and charms may be silver plated.)
Charms go back as far as the Neolithic era where man would pick up an unusual stone or piece of wood and carry it with him to ward off his enemies. Elaborate jewelry made of precious stones and metals emerged during the age of the Egyptian Pharaohs. It was during this time that the first recognizable charm bracelets and necklaces first appeared.