Charm bracelets have always been popular throughout the centuries and dating back to the Neolithic era. They were worn as amulets and talismans to ward off bad spirits or bad luck but eventually were worn for fashion. The charm of these bracelets comes with the fact that they have signified important and memorable events of a person’s life. They are also served as home gifts that people, particularly soldiers, would bring home to their loved ones.
Charm bracelets were the mainstay of every young woman’s jewellery collection while growing up. But after a few years, they fell out of favour and were rarely seen again. Thanks to the big name jewellery designers from the “retro” ages, charm bracelets are back with a smash.
Worn around the wrist with numerous decorative trinkets dangling, the charm bracelets have made a mark when it comes to their style, metal, colour and symbols, such as chain dangles trinkets, pendants or charms to signify something memorable. One of the oldest types of charm bracelets is the vintage charm bracelets and traditional charm bracelets that have long been given to young girls and grown women to help them tell the story of their lives and will never go out of fashion. These bracelets feature different charms that are added onto a bracelet as a girl reaches certain milestones in life. Additional symbols can be placed on the bracelets, such as glass beads, family crests and small lockets containing images of loved one. As life unfolds, a variety of different charms are added to the bracelet.
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In the recent times, two women who have managed to grab the maximum space in media are Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Kardashian. Both incredibly beautiful and famous women have been in news for quite some time but for very different reasons.
Earlier in 2011, in March the world lost a legendary actress in Elizabeth Taylor due to heart failure. But that didn’t stop her from being in news. After her, it was her jewellery collection that remained in news for most of the year. The 300 pieces jewellery worth £18.8 million were auctioned at Christie’s in New York in the end of 2011.
The next woman who was in news the most was Kim Kardashian. Every news channel and numerous publications covered the juicy details of her engagement, marriage and subsequent divorce with Kris Humphries. The world watched in awe her huge engagement ring and scrutinized her wedding dress and all the preparations. But as the year 2011 came to an end, these two women came back in news again and this time together!
Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery was auctioned at Christie’s and Kim Kardashian bought three jade bracelets that belonged to Taylor and were created by Los Angeles jewellery designer Lorraine Schwartz. She bought them for a cool £ 42,000, which is way above the estimated price £ 5,000. The designer, also a friend of both Kim and Taylor, mentioned to the tabloids that Taylor wore the black, white and lavender bangles nearly every day.
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Beautiful gemstones like Amethyst, Amber, Coral, and Quartz are very popular in the form of jewellery. From celebrities to your regular Joe, all love to wear these vibrant stones as rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets.
But did you know that besides being extremely beautiful, these stones can also be included in a massage session to heal you? Known as Crystal Therapy Massage, it has been around for centuries.
It is well known that stones have healing properties due to the specific properties present in them. Hence we see people pair up their birthstones and wear them as pendants or rings to ward off negative energy.
It is an alternative healing method just like aroma therapy, colour therapy and many such other therapies. The vibrations or energies present in various stones helps to reduce stress, improves concentration and brings about spiritual harmony.
The therapists use a range of stones like quartz, amethyst, mother of pearl, coral, and amber and strategically place them on various parts of the body like head, neck, stomach, and chin to start the healing process. The energies from the stones get absorbed through the energy points of the body. This therapy encourages the body to heal and also remove blockages that cause mental or physical ailment.