Charm bracelets have been around for a very long time.
Ancient Egyptians wore them, Queen Victoria started a craze for them and they reached their pinnacle of popularity in the 1940's and 1950's.
To learn more about the history of charms check out My Mother's Charms and Rembrandt Charms.
In the past several years charm bracelets have made a resurgence with fashion designers and with people collecting tile like charms for their modern Itailan charm bracelets.
The antique Sterling Silver charm bracelet posted above has lots of whimsical charms such as: a camel, donkey, elephant, dog, book, joker and a pair of binoculars that you can see through.
This bracelet is for sale over at Sassy Classics.
This post was originally published on April 26, 2006.