The word bracelet comes from the old French “Bracel,” which means the wrist. French called the arm guard of the archer - the bracer. But mostly, from ancient times, the bracelet was a piece of adornment.
Modern fashion created countless variations of bracelets. Modern Masters' fantasies have no limit - traditional precious metals, waxed cords, memory wire, wood, bone, ribbons, jewelry mesh-sleeves, plastic, silicone, glass, and many more materials are used. Still, this guide will focus on precious metals bracelets set with diamonds and gemstones. Why? Because, that’s what we do – valuable bracelets. The most common material for expensive bracelets is gold, sometimes platinum, and in rare cases, some designers use leather. The most popular metal used for a bracelet is 14k white gold. It is used not because it is the best material to create the bracelet but because it’s optimal. 14k gold is not so soft as 18k gold and not so expensive as platinum. 14K white gold is usually plated with rhodium to make it look white. Please remember that the thin layer of rhodium plating has to be refreshed from time to time. The platinum doesn’t require any plating, but it is the hardened material to work with.
Let’s take a look at what types of bracelets exist and how to fit the bracelet to the wrist. But before we start, I will ask you to measure the wrist circumference. It’s not difficult, follow these steps.
Take flexible measuring tape. Haven’t you got one? Don’t worry, choose the armlet, add it to your basket and contact us. We will ship you one absolutely for free. Locate her wrist bone. It is essential that the measuring will come above the bone bump. Accurately measure her wrist circumference. Please pay attention that measuring tape comes over the bump of the wrist bone.
Please, remember the measurement; we will need this parameter soon. Now let’s continue to the types of bracelets. We divide bracelets into three types. Why? Unlike men, women like to wear bracelets not only on the wrist. The forearm and leg also often become objects for decoration. So, we can divide bracelets into Anklets, Bracelets, and Armlets.
Armlet or upper arm bracelets are mostly swirling and cuff shape bracelets. In ancient times, men wore armlets, but upper arm bracelets became a woman adornment during the ages.
To hold the arm, the armlet has to be not too flexible and to have an adjustable size to fit the arm snugly. To create a personal armlet, we will need to know the measurement of the middle part of her upper arm circumference.
Anklet came to a modern fashion from the ancient Indian culture that preserves anklets' tradition through the ages. Still, it was also very popular in one more ancient civilization that didn’t survive till our days - ancient Egypt.
No matter what type of bracelet you wish to buy, you will need to make correct circumference measurements. The standard length for the wrist bracelet is 7 inches. For ankle and armlet, the standard length is 10 inches. You can order standard bracelet length, and you will need adjustment. We will be glad to make it absolutely for free. We will even take care of free shipping.