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Old 10-27-2017, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I had a sterling silver charm bracelet in the early 60s.... All I can remember is it catching on clothes and nylons and everyone knew you were arriving with the rattles of the damn thing..
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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Thinking of getting my 10 year old GD a charm type bracelet for xmas.
I'm a grandmother to an 8yo and I will not buy her jewelry until she's in her teens and has somewhere appropriate to wear it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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I'm a grandmother to an 8yo and I will not buy her jewelry until she's in her teens and has somewhere appropriate to wear it.
To each their own. Some cultures give their infant children jewelry. IMO, "appropriateness" is not a consideration when it comes to jewelry. I can't think of what would be inappropriate about it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I love the classic sterlibg silver link charm bracelets best, though I've had Italian flat charms, Pandora ones, etc.

I love them, because they're ageless. The other two are passing fads.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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To each their own. Some cultures give their infant children jewelry. IMO, "appropriateness" is not a consideration when it comes to jewelry. I can't think of what would be inappropriate about it.
Yep. My daughter got a necklace for her baptism, at 3 months old. She wore it for that, and it'll be worn when she is older. At this point, it's a keepsake.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:15 AM
 
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One of my favorite pieces of jewelry was my charm bracelet. It started on a ski trip my boyfriend and I took and from then on, whenever we were away from home, he bought me a charm to commemorate that particular trip.


I simply don't know what happened to it. I wish I still had it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:25 AM
 
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The one benefit that the Pandora has over the traditional charm bracelets is that they aren't as "tinkly" and noisy. Her teacher may thank you.
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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If you like Pandora style, go to a Kay/Rodgers/JBR and do their Charmed Memories. Same concept, and many of the Pandora beads fit their bracelets and vice versa. They have sales where you spend 99$ you get a free bead. That would easily get you the bracelet, two of the stoppers and maybe 2 -3 beads depending what you pick out. They should have one of those coming up mid November for sure. Jared, which is the same company, has Pandora in their stores. I don't know if Pandora allows them to do the same sale on their bracelets or not, but worth checking out if you really want Pandora.


If you wanted to go the traditional route, any store can order in silver charms and they are typically cheaper than the beads. The main cost would be soldering them all on the bracelet if you wanted that extra security, which I would do for a kid, and honestly myself lol Some places these would have to be ordered in, so while it doesn't take long, give yourself time.


But I agree the perk of Pandora/charmed memories is that you can get beads that don't dangle.
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:31 PM
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I think the pandora-style is a nice idea.
You could actually start with something inexpensive, then upgrade her as time goes by to larger size and better quality.

I have an old-fashioned charm necklace that my husband has "built" for me with many gifts over the years, and I love it.
I also have Pandora-style charms and beads that fit on bracelets, necklaces, and even earrings. I like that I can switch them out to go with a particular outfit.
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Aren't the young girls wearing leather or bangles now? I'd make sure your gd would really like having a charm bracelet before giving one to her.
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