HAVING a charm bracelet is like a rite of passage and many of us will have owned one at some point.
But whether you’re in a relationship or choose to collect as many as you can, the types of charms you buy can say a lot about your personality.
And there really is a charm to represent everything from your favorite animal or pet, to celebrating a special occasion or marking a sentimental date.
Here, behavioral expert and hypnotherapist Dipti Tait shares what your favorite type of charm reveals about your personality, and why you might struggle to change if it’s your birthstone…
“You can feel easily disappointed”
If you choose the Angel of Love charm or the Hamsa Hand Dangle Protector charm, it means that you are quite open-minded.
You feel guided by a higher power and may have superstitious tendencies.
This belief in a higher power’s goodness, however, could harm you when things go wrong, and you could easily feel disappointed.
proud to be you
If your favorite charm is associated with your identity, such as a Letter Alphabet or Birthstone charm, it suggests that you are satisfied with who you are.
You’re also happy with who you are and how you present yourself to the world – like a badge saying “this is me, and I’m proud of it.”
However, when we are closely associated with identity, we may find it difficult to change and adapt if aspects of our identity change.
You overcame adversity
If you choose motivating words or symbols, for example, the Grateful Heart and Stars Charm or the Pink Murano Glass Butterfly Charm, you are looking for empowerment.
This suggests that the person has overcome some adversity and is using the charm as a reminder of personal strength and association to maintain resilience.
If the charm is removed, it may seem that their strength and power are also removed.
Sentimental and strongly connected to the family
If you are attracted to a charm featuring a certain person or animal, such as the Heart Family Tree Dangle Charm or the Sparkling Paw Print and Heart Charm, it suggests that you are sentimental.
You are also deeply connected to family, friendships and have deep relationships and bonds with your loved ones.
This person usually draws their energy from others around them and does not like to be alone.
A passionate project
If your favorite charm is related to a hobby or pastime, such as the Camper Van charm or the Sneaker Shoe Dangle charm, it shows that you are passionate about it.
It suggests that the person is known for their activity, and it has defined who they are and they are proud of that activity.
However, if they become too defined by activity, there is a danger that an imbalance of life may occur.
You are passionate about your interests.
Whichever charm you prefer, it’s very important to know how to care for your bracelet, and there are some ill-advised cleaning tips that do the trick.
Some influencers took their Pandora bracelet, complete with charms, and dunked it in a combination of boiling water, baking soda and salt for five minutes.
However, a Pandora spokesperson advised against using the TikTok trick, as it could damage your bracelet.
She explained that if you continually use this tactic, you’ll likely cause the veneer to erode with the harsh chemicals.