Bracelet Buying Guide
BARONS Jewelers’ Bracelet Buying Guide
Bracelets serve as staple accessories in any jewelry collection. They act as a focal point for outfits for a variety of occasions, and their versatility makes pairing and stacking easy. A bracelet can be worn every day, making it the perfect gift for a loved one.
Bangles are rigid bracelets that are made without a clasp or opening. They slide on over your hand and tend to be very loose around the wrist. Loose-fitting bracelets like bangles are perfect for layering with similar styles, but they can also be worn alone as statement pieces. Mix it up with other high-quality bangles or add bright gemstone bangles to your stack to draw the eyes to your wrist.
Similar to bangles, cuff bracelets are sturdy but have an opening to cuff onto your wrist, making them easier to put on because they don’t have any type of closure. They are meant to fit tightly against your wrist or arm. Cuffs come in a variety of styles and colors. Wear thin cuffs with an everyday outfit or thicker cuffs for a bolder style that is eye-catching.
The tennis bracelet got its name in 1987 during the U.S. Open when Chris Evert’s bracelet snapped off her wrist on the court and she halted the game in order to find it. Also known as a line bracelet, the tennis bracelet consists of diamonds similar in size that are set side by side continuously in a circle. This style is ideal for formal attire and sits elegantly on the wrist with shimmering diamonds.
Station bracelets often feature an understated chain with multiple stations of gemstones, diamonds, or classic cultured pearls. Perfect for those with a simple and modern style, station bracelets are delicate and can be worn any time. Half-bezel settings feature small bars on each side of the diamond to secure the stone. Bezel-set station bracelets feature a full circle mount that holds each diamond.
Chain Link Bracelets
Composed of metal loops linked together to create a chain, a chain link bracelet remains a classic accessory. With a variety of designs and metals like sterling silver, gold, and platinum, each bracelet has a unique appearance. Styles such as wide, open chains or thin, tight chains can be worn alone or paired with other bracelets. Available in an array of different size links, chain bracelets are a timeless, beautiful combination of sophistication and elegance.