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Different Types of Bracelets

For centuries, bracelets have been a stylish and versatile accessory for both men and women. At our store, we understand the appeal of different types of bracelets, so we offer unique designs. From chain bracelets to minimalistic bracelets, each type has special characteristics that make them stand out. 

In this article, we will explore the types of bracelets, their special features, and how to style them. So, let's dive in and explore the world of bracelets together!

Different Types of Bracelets

Types of Bracelets

There are several varieties of bracelets to pick from, including ones for formal events and bracelets for everyday use. Bracelets are an excellent way to elevate your outfit or complement your style. So, our lists include the following bracelet types:

  • Chain bracelets
  • Bangle bracelets
  • Charm bracelets
  • Needed bracelets
  • Cuff bracelets
  • Wrap bracelets
  • Tennis bracelets
  • Friendship bracelets

Chain bracelets

Chain bracelets are a classic and timeless choice that can embellish any outfit. They are created of interconnected links, creating a fluid and flexible design. The chain links can vary in shape, size, and style, giving you many options.

For example, one of the most common chain styles is the cable chain, which has oval links interconnected in a regular pattern. This is a durable style that can withstand daily wear and tear. 

Another popular option is the box chain, which has square links forming a sleek bracelet. Other chain styles include rope chains, Figaro chains, snake chains, and wheat chains, each with its unique design.

The good news about these link bracelets is that you do not need a special occasion to wear them. They are versatile and can be worn with casual and formal clothes.

Chain bracelets

Bangle bracelets

Bangle bracelets are known for their minimalistic and sleek design. They do not have a clasp or closure, meaning they must be slipped over the hand. Bangles are usually worn stacked together to create an eye-catching look.

There are many types of bangle bracelets to choose from. For example, thin bangles are delicate and can be worn alone or mixed with others for a layered look. 

Cuff bangles are wider and thicker, making a bold statement on their own. They often feature intricate designs. Charm bangles, on the other hand, have small charms hanging from them.

When it comes to styling them, your possibilities are endless. You can mix metals, layer different sizes, and add charms. It is important to consider your outfit and then decide how to style your bracelets. 

Charm bracelets

Charm bracelets are a popular way to add personality to your outfit. They might be among the most worn types of women’s bracelets. Charm bracelets come in many sizes, shapes, and styles. You can combine them with different outfits. We can make customized charms that represent a special moment in your life.

Additionally, what makes charm bracelets different from other bracelets is that this type of bracelet can be worn as a simple bracelet with one charm or with many charms that tell a story. 

Commonly used charms are horoscope signs, letters, birthstone charms, hearts, eternity signs, etc. Depending on the size of your charms, you can wear several charms with symbols representing the most important moments in your life.

Charm bracelets
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Beaded bracelets

Among the fashion accessories, beaded bracelets have returned because of their versatility, charm, and ability to add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Remember that a well-chosen bracelet may boost your appearance whether you want to wear it for a formal or informal occasion. 

There are various materials for beads, including glass, ceramic, porcelain, crystal, etc, but the most popular are gemstones and metal. When it comes to styling beaded bracelets, we recommend choosing colors that compliment your outfit. 

Also, you can choose bracelets with different bead sizes and shapes for a more fun and unique look. If you decide to layer bracelets, pay attention to the proportion of the bracelets to your wrist size. While layering bracelets, it is important not to overdo it.

Cuff bracelets

Cuff bracelets are timeless jewelry. They are the foundation of the statement jewelry. They usually have a wider, flat band that wraps around the wrist and creates a bold, eye-catching look. 

Cuffs come in many designs, from simple and understated to elegant. Among the popular designs are hammered cuff bracelets, engraved cuffs, and gemstone cuffs. 

Hammered cuffs have a textured surface that catches the light and adds dimension to the bracelet. Engraved cuffs are also popular since customers can request personal messages engraved on the metal. Gemstone cuffs add a touch of color and sparkle.

When styling cuff bracelets, remember that less is more. They are bold statement bracelets, so it is best to wear them alone. You can add a charm to it when you want to mix things up.

Cuff bracelets

Wrap bracelets

Wrap bracelets are known for their layered, bohemian look. These bracelets usually have many beads or leather that can be wrapped around the wrist several times. They are popular for their versatility and can be worn with various outfits, from bohemian maxi dresses to casual jeans and T-shirts.

To style a wrap bracelet, keep the rest of your accessories minimal. Pairing the bracelet with small earrings or a simple necklace is enough. For a boho look, choose a flowy dress or layered clothes and wear several bracelets together to create a free-spirit look.

Tennis bracelets

Tennis bracelets are a classic and elegant accessory that perfectly matches any outfit. Their design consists of a single strand of diamonds or other precious stones set in line, creating a glittering bend around the wrist. Their name traces back to the tennis superstar Chris Evert.

Tennis bracelets are versatile and can be worn on their own or combined with other bracelets for a layered look. If you want to wear your tennis bracelet alone, choose a style that complements your style and everyday clothes. 

So, a simple and classic tennis bracelet with a single row of diamonds and stones is ideal for a timeless and sophisticated look. A more modern bracelet with different shapes and colors of stones can add a touch of personality.

If you decide to layer bracelets, combine your tennis bracelet with other simple minimalist bracelets. 

Friendship bracelets 

There are many types of friendship bracelets, but their goal remains the same. They are an object that represents the connection between two people. That is why friendship bracelets are sentimental and meaningful accessories. We can make friendship bracelets in many designs, from traditional braided and beaded styles to more modern and minimalist styles. 

To exchange friendship bracelets, consider personalizing them with your initials or important symbols that are meaningful to your friendship. We can make matching bracelets for you and your friend to wear to symbolize your connection.

Friendship bracelets
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We explored the different types of bracelets. Now, choosing the one that suits your style best is easier. Each of them has its characteristics and can be worn differently. 

However, you can combine almost all types of bracelets with casual and formal outfits. Remember that if you want to make your bracelet the focal point, choose minimalist or monochrome clothes.

Jesús  is the founder and designer of JewelryLab. He is the Head of Design and also oversees production, quality control, and precious metal sourcing.