26 Genuinely Charming Charm Necklaces to Shop Now


What is more personal, more carefully curated, and above all more fun, than a dazzling dangling charm necklace featuring talismans that speak to you and you alone? A half-century ago, pretty much every jewelry box contained at least one charm bracelet, but—maybe it’s because the clanking of a wrist-full of charms near your computer was a bit too much?—the charm pendant necklace has lately taken hold. Think about it: What better way to enliven the infernal Zoom calls we are straddled with these days than to festoon your ensemble with a charm necklace skimming over your carefully-planned-from-the-waist-up ensemble?

The charm of the charm necklace is that 1) you can begin with a single gorgeous trinket and add others as the mood, the occasion, or your wallet permits 2) they come in all metals and price ranges 3) Their variety is infinite: Suns and stars! Monograms and horoscope symbols! Fierce beasts and the sweetest of hearts!

Whatever aesthetic considerations inform your collection, we are sure that soon you will feel like Maria when she sang, “It’s alarming how charming I feel!” (And by the way, how much are we looking forward to the latest iteration of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg and slated for release at the end of this year—maybe we will even get to watch it in a real movie theater?)

So what will it be—a single golden letter charm, or two, or three? Or a charm meant to bring you luck? (After all, these things have been tasked with bringing good fortune since antiquity.) Or perhaps you prefer to wear your zodiac symbol on your chest? The next time someone asks, “What’s your sign?” you can just jangle your charm necklace.

Here, our round-up of wonderful charm necklaces:

Tame the fates with one of these talismans, which might just improve your fortunes. (And if not, at least they look beautiful.)

Express your individuality with charm pendants that announce your initials, flaunt your zodiac symbol, or look to the stars!

Everybody say Love! Show her how you feel about her with one of these special charm necklaces, on her special day and every day.

Some charms are just meant to put a smile on your face, and let’s not underestimate optimism at times like these!

Flaunt your fiery feminist power with these take-no-prisoners pendants.

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