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Common Types of Bracelets | Bracelet Types

Posted on 1st Aug 2012 @ 5:03 AM

Bracelet, is a very stylish and elegant jewelry to enhance the beauty of your hands. Nowadays bracelets are very popular among girls. It comes in various styles and designs, knowing a bit about these can make it easier to shop for an addition to your jewelry wardrobe.

Bracelets Types

Charm bracelet

A charm bracelet is an item of jewelry worn around the wrist. It carries personal charms: decorative pendants or trinkets which are signifiers of important things in the wearer's life. Charms might include, but are not limited to jewels, miniature animals, signs such as hearts or stars, flower ,tiny photo frames, initials of the wearer and her friends, or special engraved charms from loved ones.

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Bangles & Cuff

Bangles are circular in shape, and, unlike bracelets, are not flexible. Bangle bracelets are solid circular bracelets that slip over the hand. They fit loosely on the wrist and can be narrow or chunky. Very thin bangles may be worn in large groupings, but wider ones should be limited to just a few. They can be smooth, textured or set with stones. In India, glass bangles are common.

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Cuff bracelets are typically wider than a standard bangle and fit snugly to the wrist, fastening with buttons, snaps or a clasp. These can be made of metal or a more flexible material like cloth or leather.

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Link bracelets

Bracelets made from connecting or linking various or similar components or jewelry findings. Link bracelets can be made of a variety of materials included metals and gemstones.

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Tennis Bracelets

This is the one of the most popular type of bracelet. Tennis bracelets are a classic accessory, suitable for casual and more formal wear. A tennis bracelet is typically made of precious stones and metals. The tennis bracelet is thin and flexible and quite comfortable to wear. Look for one with sturdy construction and a secure clasp, as well as good quality stones.

But since they're usually expensive, they're also appropriate with formal dress. Luckily, there are plenty of imitation stones and precious metals that make the tennis bracelet style affordable for all.

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Beaded bracelet

One of the most common types of bracelets is a simple and comfortable beaded bracelet. These may have a clasp or be stretchy and can be made of glass, crystal or semi-precious beads. The simplest of these bracelets is just a strand of beads with a clasp; however, they can be elaborately beaded or even woven of small seed beads.

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Slap bracelets

A slap bracelet (or snap bracelet) is a bracelet consisting of layered, flexible stainless steel bistable spring bands sealed within a fabric or plastic cover. The bracelet can be straightened out, creating tension within the springy metal bands. The straightened bracelet is then slapped against the wearer's forearm, causing the bands to spring back into a curve that wraps around the wrist, securing the bracelet to the wearer.

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Sports bracelets

Called Gel bracelets, or jelly bracelets are an inexpensive type of wristband. They come in a variety of colors, and several can be worn on each arm. The use of colored silicone rubber as a material for producing sports bracelets was popularized by Nike and Lance Armstrong through the Yellow Livestrong wristband starting in May 2003.

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