There are many people interested in Italian charm bracelets these days, and there are many reasons for their popularity. This article will cover a number of reasons why, including how they can be worn by people of any age, the meanings behind the charm bracelets as a whole, as well how fashionable they are. The article will also cover other issues such as what to look for in terms of materials used.
Where They Originate – these bracelets can trace their origin back to Italy, but have now become very popular throughout the United States. After their design in Italy, there was a craze that swept the country with many people buying and wearing them. Even top soccer stars were wearing them, and often had the country's flag emblazoned on the bracelet. It was during the 1990's that American tourists noticed them while in Italy, and the style was taken back to the United States were the fashion trend then began.
How They Work – there are generally eighteen blank links in the charm bracelet. They are very simple to customize, so everyone can create their own style and add their own individuality to them. This means the blank links can be designed in any sort of manner. The Italian charms are flat in shape, and hook together in a modular fashion. They are unlike traditional charms (which dangle), as Italian charms are separate pieces which are soldered flat to the face of the link.
As they are a standard size, they can be interchanged with others. The interchangeable nature of the charm bracelet is something that many people like, as one can be easily changed or alternated for another to create a completely new look, or to match the mood of the owner. The meaning for the bracelet can vary from one person to the next, but many wear them to signify their love for another, or to bring good luck in to their life. There are others who don't assign a meaning to it, and want it just for fashion reasons.
Quality of Materials
They are certainly not the cheapest on the market, so it is interesting to know why they are now enjoying such interest from customers. One of the reasons maybe down to the high standard of craftsmanship and the quality materials that are used. They are usually crafted with a stainless steel backing. They also feature either a gold plated charm face or a 18-karat gold face. The design is placed on the face of the charm links, which is then glued or soldered to the stainless steel link. Many people like to have genuine gemstones attached to the charms.
Summary – Italian charm bracelets have become very popular in the United States over the last few years, as they are so fashionable with young people. It is the meaning behind the charm bracelet that many people really like and enjoy, as well as the many materials and designs that can be found. This accounts for their popularity.