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Charms

Abracadabra
cabalistic charm used as an antidote for ague, toothache, etc. [Medieval Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 3]
alectoria
crystalline stone, having talismanic power, found in the stomach of cocks. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 20]
mezuza
doorpost ornament, thought by primitive Jews to protect them from harm. [Judaism: Rosten, 239]
talisman
amulet with which Saladin cures Richard the Lion-Hearted. [Br. Lit.: The Talisman]
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Imagine saturated ruby, emerald and sapphire-hued colored stones in bangles, rings, earrings and trademark charms that echo the festive mood.
These days, in addition to the old-school charms, Mr.
A web designer and internet marketing specialist, Stephanie Balza is also the founder of a one-of-a-kind photo charm locket business.
Concern was sparked on Friday after the Middlesbrough toy shop - along with other branches nationwide - cleared its shelves of loom band charms after tests showed similar products contained cancercausing chemicals.
Children's safety is our priority so we have removed all loom is o have charms from sale while we conduct a full investigation," it said.
To someone else, a vintage charm bracelet might have been just another piece of jewelry, but to Sobule the charms came to represent the highlights of a narrative.
Scholars of charms come from ethnology and folklore studies, contemporary and historical anthropology, linguistics, and other disciplines.
Attach the charms along the length of the chain, and rock your brand new bracelet
Use pink ribbons and hooks to hang the charms on the 11" tall white and pink tree to display in your house and share the love.
Through the ages charms have been worn for many religious or ritual purposes, but the sort of charm bracelet you see here was really a 20th century invention.
Jewellers H Samuel say modern-day charms, such as tiny mobile phones and credit cards, have helped make the bracelets even more of a hit.
Fellows & Sons managing partner Stephen Whittaker said: "The more valuable items are those with mechanical charms.