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German Shield Charms – Collect Memories on a Bracelet

German Shield Charms – Collect Memories on a Bracelet

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Some people collect spoons, other collect patches or post cards; still other people collect beer steins. I don’t know when it began, but somewhere in my childhood I started collecting German Shield Charms for a charm bracelet. These special little charms are all painted with a place name, and then enameled. I fasten mine on to a silver bracelet that I l enjoy wearing, especially when going to German Fests.

New towns, new cities, new places… all were a chance to add a new charm to my arm. Some of the charms were collected by friends and family who gave them to me as gifts, like the 1972 Munich Olympic charm (and I have no idea where the New Zealand charm came from….) Others I bought for myself on childhood trips.

German Charm Bracelet

These small enameled charms are shaped like shields. And despite being tiny, only about 1 cm across, they have very detailed artwork on them. I think my favorite will always be Schloss Buldern, since that castle holds a special place in my heart. (My father spent part of his childhood living there on the grounds).

The bracelet was put away into a jewelry box, and then forgotten for a few years. Two years ago I “re-discovered” it, and started wearing my shield bracelet again.

My German Shield Charm Bracelet Holds Memories

Wearing the bracelet is like wearing a memory. Each tag represents a place or a person that I love. Hamburg, Bayern, Siegen, Aachen, Schwartzwald, Wuppertal (and somehow even one from Virginia? clearly an interloper!)

My daughter loves to flip through the charms admiring each one. She rubs the shields between her fingers and asks questions about the places on them. It’s like story time.  Last time we were in Germany together, I decided to start a German Shield charm bracelet for my little one (and, of course, buy a few more for myself). At the time, we weren’t able to find them in the shops… (We did find charms for Walking Sticks though!)

Luckily, when we got home, I was able to find them on Online… so we are starting to make her a bracelet of her own.

collection of shield charms
 

German Shield Charms for Sale

I don’t see as many of these little charms in my travels as I once did. Luckily, they are available online. Don’t see the one you want… click through to search for more cities and towns!

Vintage Germany Enamel Travel Shield Charms - Sterling Silver Bohn, Mainz PendantVintage Germany Enamel Travel Shield Charms – Sterling Silver Bohn, Mainz PendantVintage Germany Enamel Travel Shield Charms - Sterling Silver Bohn, Mainz PendantRude she is Silver Bracelet Charm Enamel Travel Shield Crest Pendants and Charms Bracelets and Chains 1960s Old JewelleryRude she is Silver Bracelet Charm Enamel Travel Shield Crest Pendants and Charms Bracelets and Chains 1960s Old JewelleryRude she is Silver Bracelet Charm Enamel Travel Shield Crest Pendants and Charms Bracelets and Chains 1960s Old Jewellery

Munchen Germany - Vintage Enamel Souvenir Travel Shield Bracelet Charm - 800 SilverMunchen Germany – Vintage Enamel Souvenir Travel Shield Bracelet Charm – 800 SilverMunchen Germany - Vintage Enamel Souvenir Travel Shield Bracelet Charm - 800 SilverChoice Vintage 800 Silver Enamel Shield Charm, GermanyChoice Vintage 800 Silver Enamel Shield Charm, GermanyChoice Vintage 800 Silver Enamel Shield Charm, Germany

 

 

Vintage REU 925 Silver and Enamel Bremerhaven Germany Travel Shield CharmVintage REU 925 Silver and Enamel Bremerhaven Germany Travel Shield CharmVintage REU 925 Silver and Enamel Bremerhaven Germany Travel Shield CharmKoblenz Germany Enamel Travel Shield Vintage Silver Bracelet Charm GermanKoblenz Germany Enamel Travel Shield Vintage Silver Bracelet Charm GermanKoblenz Germany Enamel Travel Shield Vintage Silver Bracelet Charm GermanVintage Silver Chiemsee Germany Enamel CharmVintage Silver Chiemsee Germany Enamel CharmVintage Silver Chiemsee Germany Enamel Charm

 

For a BIGGER selection, Click –> SHIELD CHARMS

Shield Charm Bracelets

Skip ahead to a perfect collection! These wonderful vintage bracelets are great for Germanfests!

Vintage 12 Silver & Enamel Shield Charm Travel Bracelet Danemark Burgen Mosel GermanyVintage 12 Silver & Enamel Shield Charm Travel Bracelet Danemark Burgen Mosel GermanyVintage 12 Silver & Enamel Shield Charm Travel Bracelet Danemark Burgen Mosel GermanyVintage Mid Century Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet with 20 Enamel 800-900 Silver European Travel Shield Souvenir CharmsVintage Mid Century Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet with 20 Enamel 800-900 Silver European Travel Shield Souvenir CharmsVintage Mid Century Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet with 20 Enamel 800-900 Silver European Travel Shield Souvenir Charms

Find more Bracelets here–> SHIELD CHARM BRACELETS

Comment(1)

  1. I have a bracelet with 20 charms on it that I think you would like. Just wondering where I could find interest from someone looking to purchase my bracelet if you can help me I would appreciate it

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