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french bulldog charm

Dogs are the world’s favourite pets, and it’s easy to see why.

Nothing beats the look of joy on their face when you step through the door, and their endless joy and loyalty knows no bounds.

Many people like to pay homage to their dogs with jewellery.

There are many ways to do this, including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, but something that is always a popular choice is dog charms.

These are great accessories that can add personality, colour, and style to your jewellery, and here at Gemma J, we have a wide range of dog charms that are perfect for every dog lover.

Our range is so vast, it can be hard to pick the right one for you, and that’s why we’ve created this guide to help.

Let’s take a look.

spaniel charm

The Beauty of Dog Charms

Dog charms are loved by many dog owners across the world, and here are three key reasons why:

  • They’re Full of Meaning – There are many different reasons someone may choose to wear a dog charm. Whether it is to symbolise the friendship between them and their pet, or to commemorate a dog they used to own, every charm is packed with meaning and love which makes it a really special item.


  • They’re Personal – Your dog charm should be tailored towards you and your dog. This means that if you have a sleepy dog, or a boisterous one, the charm should represent this. This way every time you stare at your jewellery you will be reminded of the character traits that make you love your four-legged friend so dearly.


  • They Make a Great Gift – If you know someone who has a special dog in their life, then providing them with a charm that has a resemblance or association to the dog they so love is always a great gift. You can even personalise it so it is just right. As stocking-fillers go, it couldn’t be better.

There are many other reasons dog charms are so well loved, and if you would like to purchase one today, here are seven tips to help you find the perfect one for you.

schnauzer charm on dog collar

7 Tips for Picking the Right Dog Charm

Decide on the Style

Style is important.

One of the key things you need to consider are what kind of charm to get. Do you want something bright and colourful such as our sparkly paw print charm? Or something a bit more subtle such as rose gold print option?

Would a realistic charm such as our doodle dog piece work well with your personal style, or something more generic such as our woof pebble charm?

Working out your style nice and early will help you to narrow down your choices and highlight only the items of jewellery that will work for you.

Think About Your Dog’s Personality

A dog charm is the ideal item to represent your dog’s character, so make sure you get one that showcases what makes them so special.

For example, if you have a German Shepherd who is always well behaved and obedient, then our German shepherd charm is perfect for showcasing this in a sitting pose.

If you are getting a charm to showcase the love for your dog and its personality, then make sure you get one that shows its playful, friendly, or loving side.

If you do, then you’re sure to get a piece of jewellery that always reminds you of your pet every time you look at it.

Choose the Right Material

A key part of any piece of jewellery is the material that it is made from.

Popular choices are always silver or gold, but you can also get something that is diamond-encrusted to give it a bit of shine.

The material you choose is completely up to you, and each have different benefits.

It’s always a good idea with charms to get one that matches the rest of your collection, or that partners the accompanying piece of jewellery well, so if you have a silver bracelet, this should help to narrow your search down.

Doodle Dog Charm

Look for a Likeness

One thing that dog charms are great for is providing an image that resembles your pet.

Whether you have a border terrier or a boxer, there is the perfect charm out there for you that will be the spitting image of your dog.

This is a great way to always take a piece of your dog with you, and no matter where you are you will be able to feel the warmth in your heart as you glance down and catch a glimpse of your four-legged friend attached to your favourite piece of jewellery.

Does it Fit the Chosen Piece

We mentioned earlier about making sure the charm works well with the jewellery it will be attached to, but another factor to consider is if it fits.

There are a few things that come into this.

Firstly, does the attachment work, as if you can’t hook it onto your bracelet or necklace then you won’t be able to carry it with you.

Secondly, how big is the charm? If you have a small bracelet, or all your other charms are small, and you are thinking of buying a big one, it may look out of place.

Charms are great when in a bunch, so make sure your new one will fit in nicely.

Customising Options

A great way to really make a charm extra special is to customise it.

If you have a dog close to your heart, why not get its name engraved on the inside of the charm, or the date that the dog came into your life?

These customisable options are perfect for ensuring your charm is the perfect tribute to your four-legged friend, and you can choose whatever you want to showcase the friendship and love that you share.

You could also look to add gemstones, such as the stone dedicated to the month the dog was born, or maybe something in reference to the name of the dog.

Trust Your Instincts

Jewellery is more than just an item of clothing; it is a heartfelt symbol.

When it comes to dog charms, you should purchase something that means something to you, and that’s why it’s always a great idea to focus on buying an item that makes you feel something straight away.

What you’re looking for is the dog charm that resonates with you, and this could jump out at you straight away as the one.

If you feel joy the first time you lay eyes on it, don’t be afraid to trust your judgements and think this is the right one for you.

sparkly paw print charm

Dog Charms from Gemma J

If you would like a dog charm, then you’ve come to the right place.

Here at Gemma J, we have a wide range of different species and styles, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for you.

Want to know more? Then get in touch with our team today.