DIFFERENT TYPES OF BRACELETS
Bracelets are a type of jewelry constantly visible to the wearer, making it a meaningful gift and a constant reminder of the giver. Factors to consider when purchasing a bracelet include style, metal, gemstones, length, and fit. While some bracelets are “free size”, others come in different lengths or can be adjusted to fit the wearer. Shop bracelets
There are several different kinds of bracelets to choose from when considering your purchase. While keeping in mind the different jewelry considerations like metal and gemstones, you should also consider the lifestyle and fashion and jewelry sense of who you are buying it for. Select a design well suited to your style or the style of who you are giving it to. A diamond tennis bracelet is beautiful but may not suit someone who is less classic and more whimsical and might better enjoy a fun charm bracelet.
Here are the different styles of bracelets you can consider:
A chain bracelet is formed from a series of connected metal links. Fine metal chains come in a variety of styles and widths.
Similar to chain bracelets, link bracelets are made up of connected links. However, links tend to be much larger and sometimes feature non-metal accents.
Cuffs are a solid bracelet with no hinge, clasp, or moveable parts. Though similar to a bangle, a cuff does not form a full circle.
Corded bracelets are made of cord, a thin rope formed from twisted strands. They often feature a metal clasp or accents.
These bracelets feature beads threaded onto string or wire. Beaded bracelets are a popular choice with wearers preferring crystals and gemstones for a colorful bohemian look.
Made from leather instead of precious metal, bracelet styles include leather cuffs and braided leather bracelets. Some may feature pendants or charms.
Tennis bracelets are a common style of diamond bracelet featuring a fixed row of matched diamonds or gemstones. The tennis bracelet is the most popular diamond bracelet style and
A charm bracelet is a link bracelet that features a variety of charms. Sometimes the charms all match a theme or sometimes they war selects them. The fun part is that charm bracelets can be very personal. And if the wearer wants to make it fancier, they can also pick charms with diamonds.
A pearl strand features a single row of matched pearls to form an elegant bracelet for the wrist. Pearls are a gorgeous choice for elegant sophistication that is not as expensive as diamonds.
A bangle bracelet is a single rigid bracelet. A bangle can either be a solid, continuous circle or be made up of two pieces connected by a hinge (split bangle). Bangle bracelets can also be purchased as a stack that can be worn alone, together, or mixed and matched. The best part about bangles is that they are very versatile. They may contain diamonds and be more formal like a tennis bracelet or they can be chunkier and more youthful and trendy.
Bracelet Size Guide
Deciding on your preferred bracelet style is the first step. Next you need to get the right measurement for you or the one you are giving the bracelet to. Try to be as accurate as possible. If a measurement is too loose the bracelet may fall off. If it’s too tight though it might not fit.
Measure your wrist with a measuring tape then check your size in centimeters or inches against our size chart below to determine the right fit for you. However, also bear in mind that some types of bracelets should be looser – like bangles and cuffs.
Bracelet sizes by bangle diameter:
Small: 6 centimeters
Medium: 6.3 centimeters
Large: 6.7 centimeters