Today, PANDORA bracelets and charms are used to celebrate life’s biggest moments. 

There’s no better way to remind yourself or someone you love about all of your favorite moments and memories than with a PANDORA charm bracelet, but charm bracelets weren’t always used for this purpose. If you love charm bracelets and everything they stand for, then you will love our list of interesting facts about charm bracelets:

#1. What charms meant. 

The first charm bracelets were worn as early as 600 BC by the Persians, Babylonians, Assyrians and Hittites. In those days, charm bracelets weren’t just a decoration, they were actually worn like an amulet to ward off bad luck and evil spirits. In Egypt, charms were worn as symbols of luck and faith, and they were also used to identify the wearer in the afterlife. Christians wore small fish charms during the Roman empire so that they could easily be identified by other Christians. Knights in Medieval times wore charms to protect them in battle. Jewish scholars also wore small passages of Jewish law around their necks to keep it close to their hearts.

#2. Charms weren’t always made with gems and stones.

When charms were first worn around 75,000 years ago, they weren’t made from gems and stones as they are today. Instead, charms were made from clay, animal bones and shells.  Later on in Germany, charms were often made from mammoth tusks.

Want to learn more interesting facts about charm bracelets? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!