Italian charms: What are they? Why are they so popular?
A bracelet with Italian charms allows the wearer to display a series of linked charms. When the bracelet owner gets a new charm, then he or she can simply undo a link and add the new charm. The owner of a bracelet with Italian charms also has the ability to remove charms. The removal of an Italian charm generally prefaces an exchange of charms.
The exchange of Italian charms highlights the reason for their popularity. A bracelet of Italian charms is a good friendship bracelet. The sharing and exchanging of charms can help to seal a friendship.
The establishment of friendships allows someone to bypass the conventional and false “boundaries,” established by society Young people are especially eager to overcome the unnatural divisions between different groups of human beings. For that reason, many young people favor the wearing of Italian charms.
In order to appreciate the popularity of Italian charms, one must recall that the Italian charm bracelet can serve as a friendship bracelet. In that capacity, it allows the bracelet owner to share with a friend something that is special and meaningful. In that way, the act of sharing generates a greater feeling of closeness.
Now the reader might wonder how a charm could be so special and meaningful. An Italian charm can be a one-of-a-kind creation. An Italian charm can be customized, so as to send a message. It can display a tiny photograph. The wearing of linked charms might be compared to the wearing of multiple lockets, each locket filled with a special memento.
When you have a friend or relative with a charm bracelet, then you can offer that person uplifting reminders of his or her worth. A true friend does not care to focus on the worst qualities in someone to whom he or she has become close. A true friend seeks to remember that person’s best qualities. The gift of an Italian charm can be a way to demonstrate true friendship.
Maybe you have a friend who is a real patriot. If so, then you might want to give that patriot a charm that manages to display his or her patriotic spirit. Maybe you have a friend who is a great violin player. Then you might chose as a gift a charm with a customized picture of a violin. Maybe you have a friend who loves to climb a particular tree. You could arrange to have a photograph of that tree placed on an Italian charm.
An Italian charm bracelet also allows a friend an added opportunity to produce some extra-friendly comments. A friend might, for example, offer generous praise for a new charm on a friend’s wrist. A good friend would, of course, not express jealousy over the ability of an unnamed person to give such a meaningful present.
The bracelet wearer, if a good friend, would respond to that praise by recognizing the caring thoughts behind that praise. The giving of and the recognition of kindness might be likened to a dichotomy of actions. Those dichotomous actions help to ensure a friendship.
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