Bracelets have been used for ages, cross-culturally and all over the world, existing in both primitive and civilized societies. In their early start, bracelets were made primarily of bone, coral, ivory, and some metal, whereas today they can be made of almost anything, including precious metals and gemstones.
Most clasped bracelets have a non-rigid structure, allowing the bracelet to fit comfortably and snug against the wrist. Bracelets open up and close with either a lobster, foldover, springring, toggle, push button, fishhook, or magnetic clasp.
Bangles, on the other hand, are rigid in form and are meant to fit loosely. Some bangles are slip-on, while others may include a hinge and sometimes a push button for easy wear. Bangles can be worn alone, but many are designed to be stacked with other bangles for a fun, layered look.
Cuff bracelets also have an inflexible structure, though some are more pliable so that the bracelet can be bent to better fit the wrist. Cuffs feature a slight opening, often allowing the side of the wrist to slip through. Cuff bracelets can be both sophisticated and highly fashionable.
Set sized bracelets may not fit everyone, and we understand that. That is why were offer some adjustable options. This includes stretch bracelets, multiple snap buttons, and chain extenders. Adjustable bracelets are typically more casual in style.
Chain link bracelets are timeless look, composed of metal links that are connected in a particular pattern. Some chains include omega, cable, rope, mesh, popcorn, snake, curb, san marco, S-link, and byzantine. If the individual links are prominent enough, the bracelet can be classified as a Link bracelet.
Other styles include charm bracelets, where the bracelet features one or more dangling objects; tennis, where the same stone follows consistently all the way through, unvarying from shape or size; anklet, where the bracelet is worn around the ankle; and wraps, where the bracelet wraps around the wrist more than once before its closed.
Precious metals including platinum and yellow, white, or rose gold ranging from 10kt-24kt, are the base of our most luxurious bracelets. To create similar high-end looks for less, we offer alternatives such as sterling silver, rhodium or palladium plating, and gold over silver (also known as vermeil or gold-plated silver). This gold comes in yellow, white, or rose tones and ranges from 14kt-24kt.
Some bracelets, especially designer, are made of stainless steel and sometimes incorporate a colored film called "PVD coating" to produce specific tones. Others may not have much metal at all, with leather, cord, or beads as their main material.
Many of our bracelets let the metal speak for itself, with little ornamentation, sometimes relying on texturing or engraving. However, we do offer a great selection of bracelets that are completely lined with diamonds, CZs, crystals, precious and semiprecious gemstones, or pearls for a fancy and formal design. Other bracelets are sprinkled, accented, or featured with stone or pearl details. For more affordable options, try synthetic or composed stones, enamel, mother-of-pearl, or shell.
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