Chains worn around a wrist and strung with charms have a long and varied history. The first evidence of charms goes back as far as the neolithic era when man would carry pieces of wood or stone to ward off enemies. It wasn’t until the Egyptian era that charm bracelets we’d recognise today were created. Charms were used for protection, to indicate status, and even as a form of identity tagging for the afterlife.
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