For all those who love music!
This is a rare vintage sterling silver music theme "Rock& Roll " charm bracelet. The vintage charms range from the 1940s to 60s and many are quite rare. This sterling silver tested oval link bracelet measures 7 1/2" in length and it is marked 925 on the lobster clasp that is in good working condition. The bracelet has a total of 17 vintage sterling silver tested charms attached, of which 11 are quite rare. Charms marked with an asterisk are unmarked but have tested as sterling. I will provide a few measurements to give you an idea of the sizes. The charms are as follows:
1- Rare Headphone Charm, that measures 3/4" long with the bail ring by 3/4" wide and marked 925.
2- Rare Dancing Girl* Charm, she is really kicking up her heels and having a great time dancing! She probably is at the Woodstock Music Festival. She is not a ballerina because her shoes have heels and she is wearing large hoop ear rings.
3- Vinyl Record* Charm, that measures a little over 3/4" in diameter. The record did not have a label so I added a Capital Records label with Pink Floyd. Although not an original label it was a nice choice and color. Capital Records was founded in 1942 and released material from artists such as The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and much more. I would not submerge the charm in water as it might fade.
4- Electric Guitar* Charm, that measures 1 1/8" long with the bail ring.
5- Rare Stage Sound Speaker* Charm, the charm is puffy and has real slits on the left side of the speaker and it measures 3/8" with the bail ring by 1/2" wide. There is a hallmark on the lower right side but it has worn down over the years.
6- Super Rare Boy & Radio Headphone Charm that has him all entwined in the wiring! He has a great little smile on his face too! It measures 1 1/4" long with the bail ring by 1/2" and Silver with numbers on the back.
7- Rare Drum Set Charm, it measures 1/2" in diameter by 3/8" in height and marked STER and has a rhodium finish to keep it shiny.
8- Rare Articulated Recording Studio Microphone Charm, that measures 5/8" long with the bail ring by 1/4" wide and it is marked STERLING. This type of microphone often times would have been suspended from stage rigging and grabbed by the singer if they so desired while singing.
9- Opening Portable Tape Recorder Charm, that is marked SILVER.
10- Hand Held Stage Microphone Charm*, that would have been suspended from the ceiling and grabbed by the singer if they desired to keep it close to their mouth. It measures 5/8" long with the bail ring by 1/4
11- Super Rare Girl Charm, that is very detailed. She is dancing barefoot and has a long braided pony tail that wraps around her waist and she is wearing a lovely little dress with a shoulder strap falling down on one side. I can just see her singing into the microphone on stage! It measures 1" long with the bail ring and marked on the bottom of her dress with 925 with the letters H&I.
12- Rare Opening Record Player & Radio Console Charm*, that measures 5/8" in length. When opening the lid you can see storage for records and the record player! Although I would never stack my records without the album covers!
13- Super Rare Opening Guitar Case & Electric Guitar, this charm measures 1 1/4" long by 1/2" wide and marked 925 on the inside with a maker's mark. The guitar inside the case has the same makers' mark and stamped 925. The case has a very strong closure so you will not lose the guitar inside.
14- Super Rare Piano & Articulated Drinking Musician Charm*, this charm is not to be confused with the one that depicts the piano player wearing a top hat and tails and with a beer mug on top of the piano. This charm shows a beer bottle on top of the piano and a piano player holding a beer mug in his hand with a great big smile on his face. You can see the bones in his spine maybe he has taken his shirt off. He is indeed having a great time!
15- Saxophone* Charm, that measures a little less than 7/8" in length.
16- Rare Puffy Transistor Radio Charm*, it measures 5/8" long with the bail ring by 5/8" wide and the bail ring has a maker's mark that is not decipherable and most likely European in origin.
17- Rare Carbon Radio Microphone Charm*, this was an early double-button carbon radio microphone used by radio stations. It measures 5/8" long with the bail ring.
Perhaps there is a musician in your family! What a wonderful addition this would make to your collection of charm bracelets! Ready to wear too!
Thank you for looking!
Please note that my photographs are highly magnified for ease in viewing details and condition of the item and to point out any flaws or imperfections and sometimes are not necessarily visible to the naked eye. Once in a while items photographed look gold in color but they are indeed silver in person.