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Fun with Italian Charm Bracelets
Italian Charm Bracelets are FUN!
Italian charm bracelets offer a great casual look, perfect for summer time fun or a laid back weekend of outdoor fun in your favorite blue jeans. The Italian charm bracelet can include gold and glitter but the foundation is a stainless steel look. Initially I didn't care for the squareness of the charms but they grew on me over time. Why? Because the charms can be customized. More than another charm bracelet option, the Italian charm can include personal photos, engraved names and much more. Some opt for the more glitzy bracelets and will only consider an Italian charm with the gold and the CZ stones. All have a time and place but first we must fully understand the size options and the functions of this fun gift.
Italian charm bracelets offer a myriad of sizing options from toddler - yes, even a toddler bracelet is available to large and extra large. They make great gifts and can be customized for anyone. Learning the many different options, seeing how the bracelet works, learning how to add a charm, and sizing are all items that are part of the learning curve.
This hub is here to help you see the many different design options and give you a quick start to enjoying this great charm bracelet. I will give to you concisely all the needed information to quickly enjoy this great bracelet.
Italian Charm Bracelet - Four Different Link Sizes Showcased
Fast Four Steps to Learning About Italian Charms
The learning curve for Italian bracelets is quick and easy. Just simply follow these four steps and you will know everything there is to know. The items that are critical is the circumference and recognizing there are different size links and different types of links. As in all learning situations, the photos are the key. This is especially true for the American buyer because of the metric conversion. Here is a summary of the steps we will cover:
Step One - Proper Sizing for the Circumference
Step Two - Link Size Options
(from very thin to medium to larger and larger yet as shown above)
Step Three - How to Add and Change Links
Step Four - Managing Your Italian Charm Collection
Loads of Options with Italian Charms
Beautiful and Fun Italian Charm BraceletsClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Italian Charm Bracelet is Loveable
This bracelet is simply loveable. It will take you to work, to school, and to a night out with the girls. Why is it so loveable? It is your very own, completely customized to your likes, your loves, it showcases your hobbies, vacations, your pets.
The development of the picture charms added to the individuality. I have seen Italian bracelet symmetrical with only cubit zirconia, all photo charms or all family related charms.
The options for decoration now include gold and cubit zirconia. You can have as much or as little glitz as you desire.
The best part of this bracelet is you are the designer. You can craft two identical bracelets and I did this for gifts to my best friend's girls but no two bracelets will ever be alike unless you design two yourself. Imagine customized jewelry that is personalized to your own style - this is the beauty of this very special design.
Only the Italians. Italian art is among the world's finest. It doesn't surprise me that the Italians invented and crafted this unique design.
For the woman who loves jewelry, this bracelet must be included in her jewelry wardrobe.
Step One - Proper Sizing for the Circumference
Proper sizing is the first concern. Luckily additional links can be added.
Simply measure your wrist and see the chart for the length of bracelet that you need.
Sizing for Italian Charms
Step Two - Link size options
If you shop on eBay as frequently as I do, you know the sellers alwaysprovided the details you need to make the right decision. The first time. However, it is your job to know the link size you need for the designoff your beracelts.
9mm Italian Charm Links and Sizes by Inches
Different Width Sizes
To add even more options, be aware there are different sizes to the width of the links.
Three Sizes of Italian Charm Bracelets
inches Inces and MM
The Basics - Inches and Metrics
If you are a baby boomer like me, you will recall your grade school teacher predicted the demise of inches and the transition to metrics. Well as we know, fast forward three decades and metrics remains a mystery to most American Italian charms are sold only in metrics.
You must learn what to expect when the charm is 9 mm. This visual will give you a jump start. It is worth a thousand words - this chart readily conveys what you can expect with the various sizes of the charms.
Essentially 9 mm equals a little less than 40% of one inch. For the exact computation,it here is another visual that spells it out be precisely .354331.
Different Sizes - The Options
9 mm equals 0.354331
How to Add Italian Charms to Your Bracelet
Step Three Adding Changing Links
Now that you have the link sizes understood, the last step is understanding how to add or change links.
Moving links around can be frustrating. You must have an end goal in mind. Know first where you desire your final limbs and take the changes and additions slowly.
No worry, if you desire to make a change later, that is one of the many perks of this charm bracelet design. Unlike other bracelet who are completely permanent - remember the soldering of charms at the jeweler?
The charm bracelets I grew up with mandated a charm to be forever located in it spot. I have had 14k and sterling silver charms soldered by the jewelry and these charms remain decades later in the very same position.
Moving and repositioning charms is always a possibility with this inventive piece of jewelry. For your level of frustration do take a couple of minutes to design two or three versions and carefully lay them out before you begin changing the location of the charms.
How to Add and Remove Italian Charms Video
Step Four - Manage Your Collecting Fever
This step is essential. I started with four bracelets, one. For myself, my best friend and her two daughters. A coworker regularly wears three bracelets together and that look is stunning.
Layered bracelet are big in fashion today so making multiple theme bracelets and wearing them together is a great fashion piece that also offers memories of special events.
These charms are fun and you design a bracelet for every topic in your life from family and friends to pets to even holiday bracelets. The item of my desire next is a Christmas bracelet with Santa's sleigh, Rudolph, Frosty and so on.
You may not need a bracelet for each holiday but you do need an Italian charm bracelet to make your jewelry wardrobe complete.
Source for Italian Charms
Italian Charm Not Euro Charm
Word of caution when shopping on line, be careful of what you choose. Euro charms do not fit Italian charms. The first step is always to know the size of the charm you desire.
Type of Charms and Purpose
This bracelet you can find with multiple types of charms from a watch to a mood charm that changes color as the warmth of your skin changes to dangles to cubic zirconia to gold and silver to the classic silver to the much loved enamel.
My all time favorite is the colorful enamel. The workmanship is unbelievable and the durability is even better. Add to all of that and you also have a myriad of themes to choose from every holiday and event to custom photos to the many I love charms - you know the ones - I love my dog, I love my cat and so on.
Have you given or received an Italian charm bracelet for a gift?
Italian Charm Starter Bracelet
Italian Charms Make Great Gifts
Italian charms are a great item to add to over the different holidays and birthdays. Having multiple bracelets with different themes is highly recommenced.
Great Gift for a Loved One or For Yourself
I always enjoy buying gifts that I can add to over the years. This works especially well for children and family. Adding in a small charm each holiday makes the charm remembered and special.
Yes, Christmas is the big holiday but the main holiday for me is always Thanksgiving. Being thankful for the special moments in our lives and special people is what life is all about. To combine your life moments with a piece of jewelry is something that is very special. That explains the popularity of this piece of jewelry and that also explains why this inventive type of bracelet will never go out of style. As HubPages says, it is evergreen.
Buy an everlasting gift for yourself or a loved one today, consider the option of the Italian Charm Bracelet.