The first charm bracelets began to appear from 600-400 BC and were worn by Assyrians, Babylonians Persians and Hittites. Today they make a meaningful gift for a loved one and serve as a wonderful way for the wearer to express her personality and mark milestone events.
Here at World of Judaica we are excited to offer a brand new collection of beautiful charms with a Jewish motif. Choose among a variety of stunning Star of David charms to express your Jewish faith or go for a bright red pomegranate, the perfect charm to mark a new and special Hebrew Year. Our popular flag of Israel charm is a lovely way to show support for Israel and makes a perfect gift idea for a first time visitor to the country. Mix and match to create a beautiful combination that showcases your personality!
Charms haven't always been just a fashion accessory. It is believed that people began to wear charms as a form of amulet or talisman to ward off evil spirits or bad luck. Charms also played a part in Jewish history as during the Roman Empire Jewish scholars would write tiny passages of Jewish law and put them in amulets around their necks in order to keep the law close to their heart at all times. Charms were also worn by medieval knights for protection in battle.
There has always been a romantic appeal to charm bracelets. 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. Charms bracelets have been especially popular among American teenagers who began collecting charms in the 1950s and early 1960s to record the events in their lives. Why not surprise a Bat Mitzvah girl with a memorable bracelet that will accompany her into adulthood? What makes charm bracelets so fun is the fact that the wearer can add or take off charms as she pleases, making them a fitting accessory for any occasion.
Over the last decade a new trend of European charm bracelets emerged in both Europe and North America featuring bracelets with interchangeable to all the wearer to create her own look. Today charm bracelets are a wonderful way to express your personality, mark memorable events and showcase the wearer's personality with combined charms. Browse our lovely collection of Jewish charms to find a meaningful charm for you or a loved one!