Bracelet Guide
Education & Buying Tips

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.

Wrist Measurement

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.

Types of Bracelets

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.

Wrist Bracelets
Bangle bracelet
It is a non-flexible round or oval shape bracelet made of precious metals. Maybe carved, engraved, and set with diamonds and gemstones. Bangle bracelet is mostly used by females and almost is not used by men. Before you choose the bracelet, please take a look at her hand and wrist. If she has a wide wrist or square hand, it is not recommended to buy a massive thick bangle bracelet. The lightweight and thin bracelet will fit her hand better. For narrow or standard wide wrist, a large bangle will look perfect like the thin one.
Beaded bracelet
Loose gemstones or precious metal elements, connected by expandable, stretched, or fixed wire through the center hole in every bead. Popular type for non-precious bracelets and rarely used with precious metals and gemstones. The beaded bracelet has to be 3 cm longer than the length of the wrist circumference measurement. Beaded bracelet made with precious metals and gemstones is mostly fashionable between females. Massive bracelets are not recommended for a wide wrist.
Chain or Link bracelets
Multiple precious metal elements are connected into a single band with a clasp lock. It may be set with gemstones and diamonds. The Classic chain bracelet is the most popular bracelet for men. Link bracelet belongs to both sexes.
Tennis bracelet
The fashionable bracelet that was “invented” by legendary World Number One tennis player Chris Evert won 157 championships during her professional career. The clasp closer to her diamond set in-line bracelet fell, and the bracelet was lost during the US Open game in 1978. That day tennis bracelet was introduced to the world. It is one of the most popular precious bracelets in the world. A tennis bracelet is a female bracelet. For a comfortable fit, add 0.8 inches (2cm) to wrist circumference measurement.
Charm bracelet
Bangle, beaded, or chain bracelet carry “charms” – decorative pendants connected to the bracelet. Charms may be set with diamonds and colored gemstones. It became trendy in the last decades. Pay attention that multiple charms on the bracelet require an additional 0.4 inch (2 cm) of length, depends on the quantity and thickness of “charms.”
Cuff bracelet
Non-flexible, round, or oval shape bangle with an open end. It may be set with gemstones and diamonds. Cuff is absolutely a female bracelet. It is one of the most ancient bracelets known by humans.
Armlet

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

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.

In Conclusion

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.

So, I hope these small secrets will help you make the right choice.