While the Babylonians were the first to adorn bracelets with unique charms, Queen Victoria further set the trend in the 1800’s. Her bracelet had tiny family portrait charms and lockets, as well as a lock of Prince Albert’s hair. Here in the United States, charm bracelets became fashionable in the 1940’s after World War II. Charms were made from trinkets that the soldiers brought home from cities that they helped to liberate. Charm bracelets continue to be popular gifts for young girls and brides as they can be added to celebrating life’s milestones. Antique and vintage completed bracelets are also quite collectible.