"My mother had been the one who knew the meaning of each charm on my bracelet - where we had gotten it and why I liked it."
Sterling silver charm bracelet, from TheCharmWorks
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Charm bracelets were fashionable in the 50s, 60s and 70s, when charms were often collected as a memory of a place or to mark certain events in the wearer's life. Since around 2000, there has been a significant resurgence in their popularity, especially in vintage styles.