5 Tips for Picking Out Personalized Charms
Building a charm necklace is one of my favorite things to do because it takes me on a journey to places I’ve been, people I value most in life, and things that make my spirit sparkle. Charms tell my story in a meaningful way, and they are the foundation of my personalized jewelry look. So, how do I go about choosing charms that I’ll treasure for years to come?
First, I recommend starting your charm jewelry collection by looking at elegant, custom oval charms with a hand-stamped monogram as the focal point. From there, you can go anywhere. Let me share with you the following tips to help guide and inspire you to tell your story, your way.
I believe that high-quality, artisan-crafted charms are not only gorgeous to wear, but they should also represent something I feel close to. My charms should have significance for me. They may reflect milestones, family, pets, travels, adventures, and accomplishments. These are the memories I keep closest to my heart. Dates, initials, artwork, symbols, and even diamonds on my signature charms make for perfect pieces. I always keep in mind that my charms will look the best on an equally beautiful chain. A 2mm gold chain in a length suitable for me is an excellent choice.
Signs in Nature
As someone who loves nature and feels most at home in the mountains, on beaches, or simply my own backyard garden, I always look for handmade charms in all shapes and sizes, including three-dimensional designs that look beautiful from every angle. I discover many wonderful nature charms in my search, including snowflakes, antlers, feathers, and sand dollars. The key is to pick pieces made with the highest level of craftsmanship, so they last forever.
You May Be My Lucky Charm
Whether I believe in luck or crafting my own destiny (or a little of both), I know that charms often represent luck, love, protection, and guidance. Maybe my lucky charm represents good vibes, safe travels, or success at a job interview. Maybe it’s a symbol of good fortune or that I want to attract love into my life. Horseshoes, four-leaf clovers, and ladybugs are all classic examples of good luck charms. Objects from my past may also symbolize good luck. And, sometimes, lucky charms may come to me when I least expect it.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go
I like to create dream boards with images and quotes that help me visualize the goals I want to achieve. It’s a visual reminder designed to motivate me. So why not apply this same concept to a charm? Every year, I could choose a charm that expresses my goals, dreams, interests, or desires. Inspiration and motivation can come from anywhere, including my jewelry.
Appealing to Your Sense of Style
There’s no wrong or right way to go about choosing charms—it’s absolutely your form of personal expression. For me, it may be as simple as what looks most aesthetically pleasing. Certain charms are simply gorgeous, and I’ve got to have them. I listen to my heart and always go with designs and craftsmanship that speak to me.
Heather's Final Thoughts
I believe that personalized, artisan-crafted jewelry is more than just a thoughtful gift; it becomes an heirloom that holds a special place in the heart. When I wear a piece of my personalized jewelry, I feel like I'm carrying a piece of my family history with me. The story behind each piece begins with love, laughter, and cherished memories.
What sets our jewelry apart is the free-hand technique used to create each piece, which is 10 times deeper than traditional engraving. The craftsmanship is unparalleled, and each item is hand stamped with precision and care. The steel stamps used are made in-house, and every letter, symbol, and number, including monogrammed charms, are stamped by hand. This attention to detail ensures that every piece is unique, just like me.
We offer a wide variety of jewelry options, including monogram keychains, charms, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. Most pieces are available in combinations of pure sterling silver and solid yellow, rose, and white gold. I love that I can capture my most sentimental journeys with our pieces.