Bracelets make for some of the most beautiful and memorable gifts and personal rewards. They are kind of minimal, but they affect a huge change in personality that is clearly visible. Compared to necklaces, ear rings, and rings, they come in a wider variety of shapes, materials and sizes, so it can be quite a challenge to choose the right one.
Types of gold used
Gold edition bracelets are the most charming, and are perfect when you want to gift it to someone on a special occasion. Gold comes in different qualities for bracelets including 10, 12, 14, 22 and 24 carats. 24 carats represent the purest gold, but they are also the most expensive.
The following types of gold are best suited for bracelets:
- Rose gold – this is gold alloyed with copper to give it a rose colored tint
- White gold – this is when gold is alloyed with white metals like nickel, platinum or silver, giving it greater glow
- Palladium plated – this is a combination of gold and palladium in varying proportions
- Gold plating – instead of the whole bracelet being made form gold, it is simply given a coating, so it looks the same
Generally, pure gold bracelets are not as good looking as other variants, so you might want to try various colors before you settle down on one. Enamel brushed bracelets also look very attractive and stunning, but without costing as much as pure gold ones. Bracelets also some in cheaper materials like steel with gold plating, effectively making them cheaper, yet they look just as rich.
Types of bracelets
Once you have chosen materials, you will now want to choose a size and style of bracelets that suits you the most.
Here are the most common types:
- Chain link
A link bracelet is the lightest, and also the most adjustable. If you like a pure gold version, then go for link bracelets, because they will be relatively more affordable, and they also look the best. Charm bracelets are similar to chain links but they are more extravagant, as they have more gems and stones added on them, for that extra bling.
Cuff bracelets are thicker and more monolithic. They are more suitable for large or medium sized wrists. When it comes to cuff, choose an alloyed material like rose-gold or white gold, since they will look richer in bigger size. Cuff bracelets can be adjustable or non-adjustable, depending on their designs. Bangles have fixed size, and they are heavier than others.