I am a jewelry artist by trade, and so I am always investigating interesting elements to add to my jewelry designs. For the last year, I have been scouting the treasures on Ebay for vintage charms to add to jewelry--necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Sometimes I combine the vintage charms with my own creations to get a completely unique piece of jewelry.
For a romantic gift, there isn't a symbol more telling than the heart charm. And heart charms have been romantic symbols for a long time, making it one of the easiest vintage charms to find. Hearts carry a lot of meaning, yet can be appropriate for a teenager or an adult in a romantic setting. Even by themselves, vintage heart charms make very simple, yet evocative necklaces just on a silver chain or leather cord. When a heart charm is vintage, you also get the history of love behind the piece.
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