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Elegant Scarf Charms with Hidden Meanings

Updated on February 4, 2015
Photo from Amazon
Photo from Amazon

Scarf Charms Add A Touch Of Personal Style

Scarves are fun, stylish fashion accessories. The addition of scarf charms can give a touch of sophistication to any plain or patterned scarf. Scarves and scarf accessories add a little personal style to any outfit - a touch of sophistication, perhaps. The choice of color and theme can also tell others something about the wearer. So, here I talk about colors and themes - you will see heart charms, flower charms, crosses and more.

The photo shows a simple, but rather elegant cross charm - more information about this charm below.

A Colorful Personality

Most of the people I know who wear scarves regularly have quite 'big personalities'. They like to show themselves to be a little different from the crowd.

Added to this, many people believe that colors can influence our feelings, ideas and actions. We all have favorite colors, and often chose the color of our clothes and accessories according to an impression they might give to others.

Some people even believe that colors have powers, and that colored crystals and gemstones are very powerful.

Antique Golden Design Flower with Stones Scarf Slide,pt-709
Antique Golden Design Flower with Stones Scarf Slide,pt-709

This pretty flower charm is available in several colors, including green, purple, orange, brown and pink.


Pick Your Colors Carefully

Green is a color of balance and nature. It is a restful color, symbolizing harmony, self-respect and well being.

Purple is a color of peace of mind and good judgment. It mixes the warm of red with the cool of blue, and is used in meditation and seeking spiritual fulfillment.

Orange is a healing color, vitality and endurance. Orange is for curiosity, thoughtfulness and sincerity.

Brown is the color of bare earth, and the more material aspects of life. Brown is solid, orderly, conventional and stable.

Pink is the color of tenderness, self-worth and love. Pink is a caring, quiet color, good for diffusing disorder and aggressive behaviour.

The Language of Flowers

Of course, flowers also have their own meanings. Floriography, as it is called, is a way of communicating by using different types and arrangements of flowers. Sadly, the meanings vary across cultures, although there is some consensus for the most common blooms, for example:

  • Mimosa represents chastity
  • Dahlia symbolizes elegance and dignity
  • Red roses symbolize romantic love
  • Yellow roses mean friendship or devotion
  • Buttercups represent riches

Many scarf charms are quite stylised, so the flower may be beautiful, but not identifiable... perhaps that's a good thing...

Flower Slide Pendant Scarf Jewelry
Flower Slide Pendant Scarf Jewelry

A charming flower pendant scarf slide, with a light hammered metal finish, and vine like border.


Ways to Thread and Wear your Scarf Charms & Pendants

Try some of these cool tips to increase your range of styles.

The Heart of Meaning

In many cultures, the Heart is a symbol of romance, love and compassion. The heart can also be a symbol truth or a vessel into which love can be poured. Because of these meanings, I think a heart charm can make a lovely romantic gift.

Heart Two Tone Scarf Jewelry
Heart Two Tone Scarf Jewelry

This scarf jewelry pendant is a very cool two-tone copper and silver heart. It has a metal swirl, rhinestones, and the word love inscribed.

Heart Slide Pendant Scarf Jewelry
Heart Slide Pendant Scarf Jewelry

Make a statement with this contemporary heart scarf charm. It has a light hammered metal finish, with a swirl border inset with black.


A Simple Way to Wear Scarf Jewelry

Stylish Scarf Charms in the shape of the Cross

Crosses are very symbolic, and were one of the earliest Christian symbols. They were, however, in use long before the life of Christ. They symbolize relationships, spirituality and healing. Some people assign meanings to the four points of a cross:

  • self
  • nature
  • wisdom
  • higher power or being

Whether you are religious, or just like the shape, cross charms can be very elegant.

Open Swirl Cross Scarf Jewelry
Open Swirl Cross Scarf Jewelry

This polished silver tone scarf pendant is a cross in a swirl pattern. It is in a simple style but beautiful, fashionable and inspirational


Beautiful Animal Scarf Charms

Accessories should give the world a glimpse of your personality. If, like me, you are a nature lover, you may have a favorite animal.

The elephant is a symbol of wisdom, good luck and good fortune. They also symbolize loyalty, longevity and strength. The zebra, not surprisingly, represents individuality and the integration of opposites. Zebras live and roam in large communities, so are also seen as supportive, graceful, and free.

These cool scarf animal charms add a bit of style, color and fun to your look.

Scarves Accessory Jewelry Set India Elephant with Rhinestones,pt-628
Scarves Accessory Jewelry Set India Elephant with Rhinestones,pt-628

This Indian elephant scarf charm is fun, and has a cheerful look. The elephant is embellished with clear rhinestones, with a contrasting darker eye.

Silver Animal Print Scarf Jewelry
Silver Animal Print Scarf Jewelry

Cool zebra inspired scarf pendant in silver tone with zebra print detail. The etched detail of the inner circle pendant matches the scarf tube.


Make your own Scarf Charm

Beautiful Bird Charms

Birds have a variety of meanings, for example the dove represents peace, devotion and the divine, the owl represents wisdom and patience, the hen can be associated with a motherly woman, while the cockerel can represent amorous men.

Peacock Scarf Bail and Pendant Set for Diy Jewelry Scarves,pt-822
Peacock Scarf Bail and Pendant Set for Diy Jewelry Scarves,pt-822

Pretty as a peacock! The impressive tail of this peacock charm will certainly attract attention and start conversations.


Do you have a favorite Scarf Charm?

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    • savateuse profile image

      savateuse 3 years ago

      yes, you can add a touch of your personal style even to the plainest scarf

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      Paula Atwell 3 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I don't think that I have ever seen these. What a clever idea. :)

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      Susanna Duffy 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I really need a scarf charm - some of these are just beautiful

    • sierradawn lm profile image

      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      I want some! These are so beautiful! I love that you show how one can make their own scarf charm!

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      I'd have to wear a scarf to wear a scarf charm. Nuts. Being a man does have it's challenges.

      This a wonderful, highly informative lens on this topic. Congratulations.

    • savateuse profile image

      savateuse 5 years ago

      @chas65: Thanks for visiting! Yes, some of these charms are lovely!

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      chas65 5 years ago

      I don't recall ever seeing one of these. I've seen s imple rings, but not with a charm. There are some beautiful ones here.