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Silver Charms and Silver Pendant Jewelry

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Whether its a whimsical and gleefully colored enameled charm of an ice cream cone or a more solemn and austere crucifix, silver charms and silver pendants have been worn throughout the millennium. While the history of the charm is not exactly certain, it is widely accepted that they were originally worn to ward off evil spirits, signify social standing, or to impart good luck on the wearer. Todays person donning charms as jewelry may proudly adorn himself with several charms, but most likely for very different purposes then our ancestors. They may spark a reminder of a specific memory, represent a hobby, mark the passage of a special day such as graduation, holiday or birthday, or just simply be worn to express ones own identity and self-reflection. Historically charms have been adorned singularly or in multiples on open linked bracelets or hung on necklace chains. The term charm is characteristically used when the trinket will be displayed on a bracelet whereas pendant is used more exclusively for those items, which are worn on neck chain. In an attempt to make choosing and ordering of our sterling silver charms easier, we have grouped them together based on jewelry themes.


Silver Animal Charms and Pendants - Animals have existed on the earth long before humans appeared so its no wonder that they are revered by humans. Our sterling silver animal charm jewelry represents a vast number of species of animals including:

  • Aquatic and ocean animals, which inhabit the seas, oceans, lakes, and shorelines of our vast planets, water resources. These include dolphin charms, whales charms and shark charms among others.
  • Wildlife existing on our continents including wild cat charm species, elephant pendants, wolves and other endangered species
  • Flying creatures such as butterfly charms, insects, and bird charms
  • Domesticated house and farm animals including a wide array of cat and dog charms species, horse charms, cows, sheep and pig charms are all represented and crafted as sterling silver charms and pendants.
  • These charm jewelry animals are available in varying finishes including high polish, diamond-cut, antiqued, enameled and occasionally with gemstones or cubic zirconia or even manufactured in marcasite. Please see specific listings for individual animal pendants and animal charms for more specific level of detail.

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Silver pendant of an antiqued hummingbird with flower and nectar.

CH-326 : STERLING SILVER HUMMINGBIRD W/IN CIRCLE CHARM

Sterling silver antiqued hummingbird charm is finely detailed and depicts a hummingbird extracting nectar from a plant.

Sterling galloping horse pendant.

CH-2379 : STERLING SILVER GALLOPING HORSE IN MOTION CHARM

A pendant of a sterling silver galloping horse is crafted with realistic details.

Silver dog head pendant
CH-1868 : STERLING SILVER DIAMOND CUT HOUND DOG FACE CHARM

A diamond-cut, novelty sterling silver hound dog head charm.



Children Theme Charms - Pendants, which are about or concern the celebration of children have become increasingly popular over the last decade. Our diverse variety of sterling silver children charms and child pendants showcases the importance of children in all of our lives. These types of pendants can be further characterized by:

  • Children and their birth dates as seen in our child's beaded charm with CZ or the corresponding birthstone mounted on a sterling silver baby shoe or within the dimples of a mini soccer ball.
  • The interaction of parent, child and family
  • Babys arrival including alphabet block charms, delivering stork, and rocking horse charms.

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Bead girl Italian sterling silver charm for the month of July

CH-797-JUL : STERLING SILVER JULY BEAD GIRL CHARM W/ RED CZ

Julys birthstone ruby CZ is also available for all the zodiac signs as a sterling silver pendant.

Adoring mother and child sterling silver pendant

CH-1632 : STERLING SILVER PARENT & CHILD CHARM

Finely crafted mother and child immortalized in sterling silver.

Sterling silver young girl pendant looking sideways
CH-2512 : STERLING SILVER SIDE VIEW OF GIRL WITH FLIP-DO CHARM

Side view sterling pendant of a young girl.



Enameled Charms - Enameled charms offer a brilliance of color to the applied surfaces, turning a plain sterling silver charm into a vibrant piece of colorful jewelry. The use of color can enhance the realism while adding an element of durability to the enameled surface. The charms in this category are available in all varieties, shapes, sizes and themes including but not limited to animal charms, holiday charms, and sports charms.

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Sterling silver and enamel jack-o-lantern charm or pendant

CH-2275 : STERLING SILVER ENAMEL 3D ORANGE PUMPKIN CHARM W/ PURPLE EYES NOSE & MOUTH (H)

Adorable and available for wearing on a charm bracelet or as a sterling pendant, this orange sterling enamel pumpkin charm sports purple cubic zirconia facial details.

Sterling silver enamel soccer charm

CH-2308 : STERLING SILVER ENAMEL 3D BLACK & WHITE SOCCER BALL CHARM (H)

This enameled soccer ball charm is so lifelike that your kids may want to use it for practice.

Sterling silver artits palette charm with 6 colors and brush
CH-2834 : STERLING SILVER ARTIST PALETTE W/PAINT AND BRUSH CHARM

An enameled spray of vibrant colors distinguishes this artist palette sterling silver charm.



Heart Charms and Heart Pendants- This symbol of love, eternity, and happiness is one of the most popular and enduring styles of heart charms and heart pendants available. Variety and styling combinations and are endless and we list a few major permutations of varieties which we stock at Plum Island Silver:

Heart pendants can be three-dimensional or flat, and sometimes available as a locket

Puffed or flat and disk-like

Finishes include high polish, filigree, antiqued, two-tone or vermeil, and enameled

Some variations of our pendants afford a stone heart with sterling details or a sterling heart with stone accent.

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Ruby colored CZ stone set in open sterling silver heart charm

CH-1400-JUL : STERLING SILVER JULY CZ HEART CHARM

Julys birthstone color, Ruby CZ, set in this open sterling silver heart charm.

Sterling silver locket whcih opens to held keepsakes

PN-230 : STERLING SILVER MEDIUM FLORAL EMBOSSED HEART LOCKET

Sterling silver high polished, embossed locket will accommodate a picture or small keepsake.

Sterling silver disk heart-shape pendant with pawprints and colored CZ's
CH-2890 : STERLING SILVER SEPTEMBER CZ PAW PRINT HEART PENDANT (BACKSIDE IS ENGRAVEABLE)

A flat and engravable disk shaped as a heart with colored CZ paw prints imparts novelty flair on this sterling silver charm.



Silver Letters and Number Charms As humans, we take pride in others noticing us, especially if it is in a respectable and caring manor. Proudly displaying your own sterling silver initial conveys a sense of healthy ego and pride while wearing the initial of someone whom you love illustrates admiration and high regard. The same logic holds true for number charms, which bare some significance concerning age, birthday, anniversary, or a particular sports designation. Here below are listed the major styles of number charms and letter charms:

Block style letter and number pendants and charms

Scrolled or script style letters and numbers

Jersey Style numbers reminiscent of numbers adorning sports jerseys

Flat sterling silver number and letters with clear CZ accents

Any type of written sterling pendant or charm which has a numerical component to it such as #1 mom or graduation year 2006.

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Sterling silver CZ accented block number and letter charm

CH-2629 : STERLING SILVER HIGH POLISH & CZ NUMBER 1 CHARM (1/2" W/OUT BAIL)

Sterling silver number and letter charms and pendants with cubic zirconia accents.

Antique sterling grandma pendant

CH-744 : STERLING SILVER "#1 GRANDMA" CHARM

Sterling silver antiqued #1 grandma charm.

Sterling silver block letter charm with high polish finish
CH-2738-D : STERLING SILVER FINE LINED "D" CHARM

High-polish sterling silver block letter conveys simplicity and personality.



Silver Lockets & Perfume Bottles - Sterling lockets are worn around the neck and are designed to keep within them something sacred from a lover or very close relative, often times a note or a locket of hair. Its function was to keep the loved one near to ones heart while they were away. The height of popularity for the silver locket occurred in the Victorian era, however they have earned their way into the last half-century as one of the most sought after pieces of jewelry.

Sterling silver perfume bottles historically served the purpose of providing a quick access of a favorite scent of perfume or cologne, however more recently they are worn for their aesthetic value rather than for reasons of practicality.

Like many of our other sterling collections, diversity abounds with these jewelry items as they are available with extensive variety:

Finishes such as high polish, etched, antiqued, vermeil, or embossed

Enamel accents or gemstone or CZ enhancements

Marcasite or filigree styling

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Small turquoise heart locket with silver filigree design

PN-442 : STERLING SILVER BEZEL SET TURQUOISE FILIGREE HEART LOCKET

A sterling silver turquoise heart locket with filigree "cage offers a southwestern and modern flair to a traditional style locket.

Silver vermeil heart locket

PN-76 : STERLING SILVER TWO-TONE ENGRAVED HEART LOCKET

Silver embossed heart locket pendant with 14kgold-over-silver vermeil design.

Sterling silver antique locket with oval onyx highlight
PN-488 : STERLING SILVER OPEN FILIGREE CELTIC DESIGN RECTANGULAR LOCKET W/ GENUINE ONYX

Rectangular antiqued Celtic design locket with oval inlaid onyx cabochon adds sophistication to any outfit.



Miscellaneous Charms in Silver - Any charm or pendant that does not logically reside in any of our established divisions, finds its home in the miscellaneous grouping. We have here listed a few related charms that you can find, however we strongly urge you to peruse the pages in our on-line catalog or traditional paper catalog for any specific sterling charms that you are looking for as this is merely a short listing and is not comprehensive.

  • Fantasy, spiritual and magical charms include kokopelli , several varieties of fairy charms, unicorn charms, Italian horn charms, wizard charms and dragons
  • Musical charm instruments such as piano charms, guitar charms, French horn, clarinet, trombone, banjo and others
  • Food and edibles consisting of ice cream cone, hot dog, French fries, pizza slice, popcorn, Chinese food and watermelon charms
  • Transportation and vehicles comprised of snowmobile, truck, car charms, motorcycle charms and pendants, airplane, space shuttle and many more
  • Seasonal including Christmas jewelry, Easter pendants, birthdays, and all other holiday charms and special occasions
  • Sterling silver charm holders which are functional pieces of jewelry whose purpose is to corral groupings of pendant together on a necklace so as not to alleviate strain on the sterling silver chains when groupings of charms are worn on a single necklace.

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Sterling silver sunburst pendant

CH-819 : STERLING SILVER SUN DISK W/ YELLOW ENAMEL EDGE CHARM

A sterling silver, round disk depicting a rising sun beautifully accented with yellow enamel highlights

Antiqued sterling silver piano charm with hinged top

CH-714 : STERLING SILVER GRAND PIANO CHARM

A sterling silver antiqued grand piano charm with a top that opens and closes.

Fully-clothed rabbit for Easter pendant
CH-1308 : STERLING SILVER EASTER BUNNY CHARM

Antiqued and finely detailed side-view Easter bunny charm.

Our summary of sterling silver charms and sterling silver pendants continues...
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