Scarlett Jewellery - the history of bracelet charms
Since Scarlett was first established back in 1998 we've been in the business of making pretty and meaningful bracelet charms. Some of them have been so popular that the designs and style have barely changed. Man have gone with trends with new ones taking their place, and some have gone through several changes to be the finished charms you love today.
Here's our full A-Z of all the bracelet charms we've ever made. We'd love to hear from you if you are still wearing any of the charms from the past, and if you have any great ideas for ones for the future.
Meaning: Strength from Tiny Beginnings
First launched in 2009 with a much smaller design than you see today, the little acorn charm grew into a larger and more striking version though the meaning remained. Symbolising the tiny seed that grows into the might oak, the acorn is forever popular with those looking to commemorate a new beginning, new life or start of something great.
Our gemstone charms were introduced in around 2010 to bring colour to our Charm Cluster necklaces and charm bracelets. Using natural amethyst stones, the pretty purple colour remains the most popular of our stone charms.
Meaning: My Angel
Perfect for Christenings, this lovely silver charm has been popular since the launch in 2008 - the soft curve and detail of the wings fits perfectly around our cross charm to make a fine christening gift.
Apple Silver Charm
Meaning: Knowledge & Health
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and our little apple charm worked it's magic for many years as part of our charm collection from 1999 until we took a last bite in 2015.
Artist Silver Charm
A sweet silver paint tube charm engraved with 'Arty' was a popular choice for new students off to Uni to study the visual arts. It was painted out of the range in 2015.
Baby Alphabet Cube
Meaning: New Baby
Designed and created between 2013 and 2016, this sweet building block charm is engraved with BABY with a heart on the top and a star on the bottom. Symbolising youth and learning it was a popular charm for those commemorating a new baby. This little charm was part of the range from 2011 - 2016
One of our long standing and most popular charms to mark a new baby, our adorably cute baby foot charm is a sweet reminder of when baby's tiny feet were so small you could hold them in your hand. Launched in 2009 this is still one of our best selling and most loved charms.
One of our most complex and detailed charms, our chunky bee hive features a tiny bee sitting on the hive, with a tiny door at the bottom. The rounded shape of this lovely nature charm makes is a perfect pendant, and it's been featured in press including The Evening Standard.
Meaning: Together Forever
These two entwined silver hearts create a clever moving charm. Made from two separate pieces, one heart is engraved with XOXO for hugs and kisses, and is joined to another matching heart. Symbolising two friends together forever it's still a popular charm as a gift between friends.
Being based in Sussex, we are lucky enough to not have to go far so see the carpets of bluebells in the sussex woodlands, which inspired us to create this beautiful flower as a charm for our collection. Launched in 2011 this delicate flower charm is popular with visitors to our RHS shows.
Meaning: Home Sweet Home
First created in 2013 this is one of cleverly made charms - the base is separately cast so the little bird house is hollow inside so you can see inside through the tiny heart shaped hole. The teeny bird sits on top of the house and has detail down to the wings and beak.
Meaning: Busy Bee
Another of our original charms that's stood the test of time - back before the trend for bees became so popular we created this gorgeous and highly detailed bee charm has a smiling face, teeny curled up legs and textured wings.
Inspired by everyone's favourite chocolate easter bunny, our chunky rabbit charm has detail from his ears to the paws on his feet. The playful meaning makes it an easy charm for the young at heart, and a great alternative Easter gift.
Another of our flower charms inspired by the meanings in the Victorian Language Of Flowers our pretty Buttercup charm is a sign of Cheerfulness and makes a delicate additiono to charm bracelet.
The butterfly breaks free from the crysalis in an expression of new life, of renewal. This delicate and highly detailed silver charm adds to our nature charm collection and is a popular piece at the Chelsea Flower Show.
It was only right with a butterfly in the collection, we have to add the Caterpillar to complete the cycle. Our quirky caterpillar charm is inspired in part by the Alice In Wonderland caterpillar, with a smiley face and little arms, he's a cartoon charm to cherish.
One of our original charms, a dainty bottle of champers perfect for any celebration. A popular charm to add to a bracelet for a wedding, christening to to mark an engagement. This little charm popped it's last cork in 2016.
One of our earlier charms, the detail in this little shell charm is exqusite. The shell has a lovely seaside texture on one side, and nestled inside the shell is a tiny crab hiding away.
Meaning: Rags To Riches
We are eternal romantics at Scarlett, and the tale of Cinderella who went from servant girl to prince charming inspired the design of this fairytale charm. The silver slipper charm features a heart shaped heel - perfect for all girly girls with dreams to dream.
Cloud Nine Silver Charm
This unique cloud charm cleverly had the word 'nine' written in it - a subtle reference to the joy of being on cloud nine. A popular charm with romantics, this cloud was chased away by the sun in 2016
Meaning: Purity & Innocence
A delicate freshwater pearl strung on silver wire and a silver loop makes a lovely accessory for a wedding day. Each one is hand strung on our workshop.
A charm bracelet essential for a Christening or Confirmation, our dainty silver cross charm makes a dainty pendant or bracelet charm. The simple design and high polished finish makes it a timeless piece.
Meaning: Sweet Nothings
Baking has become a popular passtime in recent years with the popularity of the Bake Off, but our dainty cupcake charm has been around for a lot longer! Originally designed in 2000, this little angel cake has adorned many sweet toothed bracelets and pendants.
Daisy Silver Charm
A sweet and quirky charm for the young at heart with a devil in their tail - this little arrow shaped devil tail was part of our original charm collection and phased out in 2017.
Dog Bone Silver Charm
Another of our very first charms that's now been discontinued, this little doggy bone charm was around long before many of our other charms, and a simple memento of a favourite pet.
For many years we have exhibited at the RHS Hampton Court Flower show, and with that comes lazy lunches on the long water, watching the dragonflies fly across in the sunshine. These lovely summer days inspired our Dragonfly charm - with detail including folded legs under his body and textured wings.
Meaning: Eternal Love
We've designed a lot of different heart jewellery pieces in the last 19 years, but we love our chunky love heart charm the most. The sumptumous rounded heart has a lovely chunky feel to it and adorns our best selling Lifetime Charm Bracelet. It's also available in solid yellow or rose gold.
Genie Lamp Silver Charm
Meaning: Make Three Wishes
A lovely three-dimensional genie lamp - the stuff of fairy tales! A reminder to make your wishes come true, it was a popular piece on charm bracelets from it's launch in our original charm collection back in 1999 until it disappeared in a final puff of smoke in 2015.
The delicate spikes of our little Hedgehog charm makes this spiny fella an easy to wear charm for a bracelet or as a necklace. The detail down to the soles of his tiny feet and the pointy nose make it an iconic symbol of Britishness.
Ivy Leaf Silver Charm
Meaning: Fidelity & Optimism
Another of our well know nature and flower inspired charm, this dainty Ivy Leaf was rich with detail, with a highly polished side for engraving. A main part of our charm collection from 1999 until 2015
Silver Kiss Charm
Meaning: Hugs & Kisses
Our original Kiss charm was designed as a cross shaped kiss, and engraved with Kiss - a thoughtful addition to a charm bracelet to let someone know you think of them often. This charm was part of the range from 2009 until 2016
Meaning: Wisdom & Longevity
A highly detailed autumnal charm that perfectly compliments our Acorn charm - the two often appear together in necklaces and bracelets popular for Christening gifts owing to their meaning and symbolism - from the acorn grows the mightly oak.
Passport Silver Charm
Meaning: The World's Your Oyster
We have created original travel gifts for world explorers and gap years for many years, and our little Passport charm was designed to be engraved with your leaving date on the reverse. It took flight from the range in 2016.
Launched in Christmas 2015, this adorable penguin is sitting on a tiny fish. It also forms a part of our emotive Penguin & Pebble necklace that tells the story of how the penguins mate for life, giving the best pebble on the beach to their partner.
Meaning: Special Occasion
Launched in 2012, this chunky present charm is complete with gift wrapped bow. We can personalise this silver charm with initials or numbers to mark a special birthday or Christmas, making it an easy gift for a bracelet or necklace.
A unique and creative way to mark your favourite loyal pet, usually a dog, cat or rabbit - this simple Paw Print charm has a polished reverse side to engrave with your fave pets initials to create a personalised pet charm to treasure.
Meaning: Realise The Impossible
One of our best loved and most popular charms, this gorgeous 3-d flying pig charm has a wonderful, positive meaning and is filled with intricate detail, from the heavy hanging legs, the patterned wings and the wrinkly snout. Realise the impossible today, not 'when pigs fly'...
Riding Hat Silver Charm
First launched at the Burghley Horse Trials in 2010, this highly detailed charm featured a heart and bow on the back, and a tiny pair of riding gloves inside the hat. It took it's last canter and trotted out of the range in 2015.
Meaning: Love & Self Worth
A pretty pink stone charm hand strung on silver wire in our workshop - a popular choice to add a touch of colour to a charm bracelet for a wedding or summer outfit.
Meaning: 1st Prize
Another of our original and long standing bracelet charms, this little rosette is cleverly made from two pieces - the little central '1' sits inside the rosette and is popular with horse riding girls.
Meaning: 16th Birthday
A delicate sweetie charm engraved with 16 - an easy birthday gift for girls turning sweet 16. Styled like a traditional boiled sweet, it's dainty size works for all ages.
Meaning: Coming of age
Every 18th birthday deserves to be marked with a keepsake, and our 18th Birthday charm has heart details for the holes in the 8 making an original and stylish addition to a charm bracelet.
Meaning: Key To The Door
Traditionally the key symbol is a popular keepsake to mark turning 21. Our cleverly designed Key charm was launched in 2011 with a heart shaped fob and the lock cleverly shaped like the number 21.
Meaning: Long Life
A delicate charm cast from a real fossil found on the beach, our ammonite symbolises long life and is a popular addition to bracelets with a seaside theme.
This two tone daisy charm with a solid gold centre first appeared in 2010 as part of our RHS floral themed jewellery. The gold centre is separately made and set into the solid silver daisy - a lovely detailed summertime charm.
Meaning: Feminine Wisdom
A blue-grey freshwater pearl strung on a silver wire and loop makes a simple colour addition to a charm bracelet.
Meaning: New Life
Created to look like the first new baby scan, our little bean charm is popular with mums to be to remind them of that first scan, the moment they first see their new baby.
Baby Pram Silver Charm
Meaning: (Not known)
A very old charm from the collection, and short lived as it's not one of our best designs. Created to look like an old fashioned pram, it wheeled out from the range in about 2006.
Starting ballet for many young girls is a rite of passage, and our highly detailed ballet shoe bracelet charm features delicate soles, curly ribbons to join the charm to the bracelet and tiny bows on the front. They danced into the range in 2009.