Enamel Charms

A charm of silver or gold metal painted on with a fire-resistant paint is called an enamel charm. This process is similar to the one used in ceramic surface. After the paint is applied it must be fired and the enamel charms are unique each in its own way because colors of the paint always vary in some degree. The process used to create enamel charms makes them maintain shine, vibrancy and color for a very long time.

enameled charms
Extremely finely powdered glass with a colored oxide is used to create enamel and is applied to a prepared metal surface. Then the charm is placed in a firing oven at the regulated and high temperature. This melts the glass and cause the adhering to the metal surface. The surface requires no polishing and is nearly maintenance.
Traditional silver and gold enamel charms have the sparkle of the metal they are made of. And this shine contrasts with the hues of the enamel colors and they appear more brilliant. Enamel charms are versatile. They look extremely attractive in addition to a charm bracelet and can be worn on a silver or gold chain as a pendant.
The varied hues and the fact that enamel charms remind of important things in a person's life helped them gain the popularity. Enamel charms can also be encrusted with gems, diamonds and other jewels. They may also have workable and movable parts.
Charms were extremely popular in the aftermath of World War II when soldiers brought back the charms from the places where they had been stationed for their loved ones. Jewelers increased production of various charms as this tradition grew within the US and the popularity of charms increased. Being colorful and unique piece of jewelry, enamel charms are good addition to any jewelry collection.