Product Type: Avon jewellery
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Great cupcake even if you're not into charm bracelets
Avon Cupcake Charm
Member Name: rolandrat
Avon Cupcake Charm
Date: 09/03/12, updated on 14/03/12 (46 review reads)
Advantages: Cute 360 degree cupcake charm.
---Why I Buy This---
I am not one into charm bracelets - but I do love cupcakes - so thought I would order this one.
I tend to buy anything with a cupcake on it - or be given them as gifts - I have tote bags, boxes, candle holders etc - even sticky plasters and key rings.
The wearing of charms may have begun as a form of amulet to ward off evil spirits or bad luck.
Queen Victoria wore charm bracelets that started a fashion among the European noble classes.
Teenagers in the 1950s and early 1960s collected charms to record the events in their lives.
Although interest and production waned through the latter part of the 20th century, there was a resurgence of popularity after 2000 and collectors eagerly sought out vintage charms. (Wikipedia)
The charm came in the standard blue cardboard Avon small jewellery box - wrapped in tissue and padded out with two sheets of foam.
Cupcake size approximate 1.3cm x 1.2cm.
Silver plated charm with a lobster clip fastener.
Cupcake has a silver base and the cupcake itself is in pale pink enamel icing which has silver bits to resemble decorations and mine has seven clear sparkly jewels (probably glass or acrylic).
As well as numerous other charms which are continually being introduced Avon sell a charm bracelet for £7.50 and a charm necklace for up to three charms for £7.50 - but both often on offer.
Currently Avon have a new range of fruit charms coming out in brochure 7 - cherries and pineapple so far - more to follow.
£4 at full price but often on offer for £2.50.
I ordered my cupcake a long time ago when it was first introduced. I was not sure if I would like it as sometimes with charms you only get the front half and the back is often plain and flat.
However I was really pleased with this charm as it is a completely rounded cupcake - something that is not exactly evident form the picture above.
The pink enamelling is a lovely mid pink colour - not very pale but not a garishly bright 'Barbie' pink either.
Avon have been selling charms for a few years now and styles are continually being introduced and then retired.
I do not like a charm bracelet as the jangling gets n my nerves but I have worn this on a chain and also put it on my handbags zips.
Currently it is in my jewellery drawer but still looks as good as new and does not show signs of the silver plating wearing off.
Some other charms I have not bothered keeping and have returned - this one I would definitely recommend - as well as a lovely red Xmas book which came out before last Christmas and which were cute little gifts.
Currently this cupcake is not available in the Avon brochure but it may come back at some point.
However lots of Avon charms that are discontinued can be picked up on Ebay.
I am not saying these charms are especially expensive looking and may be more suited for younger girls and teenagers. But I just bought it for its novelty value. For £2.50 you do not expect solid silver.
---Would I Recommend?---
Summary: Cute cupcake charm - 360 degrees with sparkles.
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