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You are looking for a discreet style statement for everyday or for a special occasion? It is hard to count the number of bracelet variations but the diversity is natural. No matter if you are a chic fashionista or a relaxed city rocker - everyone has at least one bracelet made of jingling metal or rustic leather. By the way a bracelet is always a great gift idea to enjoy a very special person.
Bracelets made of silver, gold or stainless steel – which to choose?
After a necklace a bracelet is the jewellery we use most frequently. Bracelets attract both men and women because it is so easy to find a design that matches your style. Beforehand bracelets were made of silver or gold but today you can choose among different colours and new materials. Gold bracelets are usually an alloy because pure gold is too soft to create refined shapes with it. If you do not like the golden colour you can decide for a bracelet made of whitegold. For adding a silvery shine to gold it is necessary to mix it with silver, chrome or platinum, besides this mix is a guarantee for stability. If you buy a silver bracelet it is usually made of so called 925 sterling silver that contains 92,5% silver. Mixed with another metal it becomes sturdy and can be crafted in different ways. Another option is to use stainless steel for bangles and bracelets because it is much more sturdy. It is easy to create many filigree designs with stainless steel, anyway the material is much cheaper than silver or gold. Stainless steel jewellery like bracelets, necklaces or earrings are usually covered with a layer of precious metal, either gold or silver. An advantage of a steel bracelet without finishing is its resistance against tarnishing and there is no difference in the look visible for non-professionals.
Women’s bracelets in a huge variety of styles
Women love it to vary their accessories fitting to their outfits, for that there is a nearly endless choice of bracelets. First you have to decide between a bracelet and a bangle. Usually a bangle is one complete piece without closure and you can put it on directly. The simpler the tire is the more of them you can wear: for clubbing or office jingling bangles are a fine, feminine accessory for any outfit! Bracelets on the other hand are flexible because they are made of several metal pieces, fabrics or leather. Filigree hinged bracelets are the most classic variation and just timelessly chic! Sometimes the bracelet is not the eye-catcher, instead is has a pendant that can have the shape of a heart, a key lock or an owl. Sometimes is it covered with rhinestones, if your bracelet is decorated with Swarovski stones it will look especially beautiful. Even though the stones are no diamonds the glass is polished in a way that it looks as brilliant as a real gemstone. The best casual style accessory is a leather bracelet because it underlines the relaxed touch of high-quality material and further gimmicks like buckles or pearls. You can combine a bracelet with nearly every kind of casual outfit. This way the sparkling bangle is a well-chosen style brake, the leather bracelet supports your style and a charm bracelet can be your personal statement.
Gender neutral: the bracelet for men
In contrast to most jewellery pieces the men’s bracelet is very frequently used by men, for that many fashion labels have jewellery for him in their assortment. As usual bracelets for men are much more simple than women’s, style elements like filigree rhinestones or pendants are missing completely. Especially if you are looking for an elegant bracelet that has to match a formal outfit you should be careful. Simple designs like a curb chain work out best because broad, flat rings wind together artificially. An alternative is a masculine bangle only decorated with a certain structure or a personal engraving. For a masculine casual style leather bracelets with a woven structure or an embossing work out as well. The contrast between natural material and metal elements seems modern and masculine, further the bracelet can be decorated with pearls, shells or fake tooth. Generally, men’s bracelets are broader than women’s because it would get lost on a man’s wrist. Take a look at the bracelet’s length before buying it because if you have strong wrist you will need approximately 23 cm.