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Buying Bracelets

Bracelets are one of the best ways to accessorize any outfit. It could be a single piece for an elegant outfit or multiple bangles and charms for a more casual vibe. There are various kinds of arm candy that are available, so choosing the right one depends on your personal style or preference. Here are some features, tips and types of bracelets to consider during your search.

Types of Bracelets

Bangle Bracelets

A bangle bracelet is circular in shape and not flexible. It's made from a variety of precious and non-precious materials, including silver, gold, glass, plastic and more. A bangle originated as a traditional piece worn by women in South Asia, primarily India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Style Tip - You can dress up an exotic or ethnic outfit with a large set of bangles in one color. You can also wear one or two neutral colored bangles with a casual, everyday look.

 

 

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Cuff Bracelets

A cuff is wide and/or thick bracelets that do not close but simply rest on the wrist with a slight gap towards the inner part of the wrist. Women usually prefer silver or gold cuff bracelets while men tend to opt for the leather variety. This type of accessory is distinctly known to fit tightly around your hand but can be adjusted according to what is comfortable for you. 

Style tip - If you opt for a cuff bracelet, try to keep all your other jewelry minimal as too many other pieces can take away from the actual look of this edgy arm accessory.

 

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Link Bracelets

A link bracelet is made from linking or connecting several pieces of similar jewelry. It could have simple chain links of silver or more elaborately crafted links of precious metals.

Style tip - These types of bracelets are perfect for a more subtle, practical look and work with all kinds of outfits.

 

 

 

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Tennis Bracelets

A tennis bracelet is a sleek and stylish article of jewelry that comprises of a symmetrical pattern of diamonds linked together. This kind of wrist accessory is also referred to as a diamond line bracelet.

Style tip - You can wear this lovely ornament with anything from a sporty ensemble to a fancy, dinner outfit.

 

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Charm Bracelets

A charm bracelet is a silver or gold chain to which individual decorative pendants or "charms" are attached. Traditionally, charms were worn for good luck or protection. A wearer usually begins with a plain chain to which she adds trinkets that have personal significance to her own life.

Style tip - You can add a dash of color to your charm bracelet with cute and quirky attachments that express the things you love most in this world.

 

 

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Chain Bracelets

A chain bracelet is made from a series of metal loops, linked together to form a wrist accessory. This kind of jewelry is worn by both, men and women.

Style tip - You can stack multiple chain bracelets together for a chunkier look and feel.

 


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Bracelet Clasps to Consider

  • Lobster clasps - This type of closure resembles a lobster's claw and is spring-loaded. You'll find lobster clasps available in a variety of styles.
  • Barrel clasps - A barrel clasp comprises of two metal pieces that fasten together through a screw box or hook type of mechanism.
  • Toggle clasps - This closure has a sleeker finesse where there is a T-shaped bar on one side and an open circle on the other. The bar fits into the center of the space and locks into place.
  • Magnetic clasps - A magnetic closure has two parts containing magnets that lock together and hold the jewelry piece in place.
  • S hook clasps - One of the oldest types of clasps used is a simple S-shaped hook that attaches one end of the bracelet to the other.
  • Swivel clasps - This is a type of Lobster clasp that can turn 360 degrees at the base.