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What are vintage charms?

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Vintage charms are antique, ornamental jewelry typically worn on a bracelet or necklace, that were made in past decades, such as the 1920s, 1940s or 1970s. Vintage charms are highly valued as wearable collectibles and are found at various online shops that sell vintage jewelry.

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During the 1930s through the 1960s, travel charms were popular among European and American tourists to purchase as a souvenirs. These travel charms usually feature a brightly colored enamel and often display a country's insignia.

Vintage charms are often made from materials such as gold, silver, gemstones, enamel and beads. An antique charm can sell for a few dollars or hundreds, depending on its uniqueness and rarity.

Antique charm collectors should take time to evaluate each selection to ensure its authenticity. Some charms are sold as vintage when they are really reproductions.

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