Bracelets are a versatile style accessory that can be worn with any outfit and look. One of the reasons bracelets are so popular is because the bracelet bands come in every shape and size, in many kinds of materials, with or without gemstones. The sheer variety of bracelets makes it easy for the wearer to express their personal style.
The jewelry industry commonly makes bands from precious or semi-precious metals. Some of the most frequently used band types include:
Traditional Gold – Traditional yellow gold remains one of the most popular metals used to make band types in bracelets. Typically gold bands are in the range of 14K to 18K gold.
White Gold – White gold continues to be popular since many prefer it to yellow gold.
Rose Gold – Rose gold is yet another popular variety of gold. This style is associated with romance and is often given for Valentine’s Day, birthdays or special occasions.
Platinum – Platinum is a luxury material that is more durable than gold, and also less likely to tarnish. It is also the alternative for people who have a gold allergy.
Silver – Silver is another popular material, especially for people who don’t like gold. Silver is not as expensive as platinum or gold. It can be given an antique look with intentional tarnishing.
Stainless Steel – Stainless steel is the least expensive metal featured in bracelets. It is also durable enough to withstand daily wear.
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Gemstone-encrusted bracelets are very popular as gifts or commemorations of an important event. There is a gemstone for any budget, taste, style or occasion.
One of the most iconic kinds of bracelets is the tennis bracelet, which consists of diamonds in a uniform line. They are typically unadorned with charms or other elaborate styles.
Pearl bracelets add an elegance to any outfit. Pearls may be freshwater or farm-cultivated and come in various size and quality. There are black pearls, pink pearls and pearls in many other colors.
Although it is possible to classify bracelets by their clasps, most people think of bracelets according to their gemstone or band material first. However, bracelet designers use many different kinds of clasps, and as anyone who has worn bracelets can attest, the clasp winds up being very important to the wearer.
The most common clasp types include:
Lobster – The lobster features a retractable side hook that closes around a small loop.
Hidden – Many designers use hidden clasps because they blend in and are not visible with a casual glance.
Safety – A safety clasp uses more than one function to close the bracelet. Safety clasps are found often in high-end or antique bracelets.
Box – A box clasp uses a metal prong to slide into a box-shaped decorative piece, which then latches.
Box and Safety – The box and safety style clasp is a very secure clasp which combines the box clasp with the safety feature.
Toggle – The toggle clasp features a T-shaped bar, which is inserted into a ring or loop, which then rotates, locking the loop around the bar. This style of clasp is often used in chain and charm bracelets.
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