What Is A Bracelet?
A Bracelet is something worn around the wrist with a clasp of some sort. Bracelets are a type of jewelry meant to wear around the wrist. They can come in materials like stainless steel or as simple as leather and wood. Many bracelets are connected utilizing clasps, whether that be a toggle clasp or a lobster clasp, or even a magnetic clasp. So when you need to size yourself for a bracelet, you measure your wrist.
How To Measure For A Bracelet?
You don’t need to worry about getting your size right for macrame bracelets. They are free in size. This means that their one size fits all. It makes them an ideal gift when you want to gift a band to your loved one but aren’t sure of their size.
What Is A Bangle Bracelet?
A Bangle is a solid piece of material that you slide over your hand. A bangle bracelet is a type of bracelet that forms a complete circle around your wrist. These are typically slender bracelets, though not always, and some people love to wear them in multiples. So when you need to size yourself for a bangle, you have to measure the knuckle area of your hand.
How Should A Bangle Bracelet Fit?
You should be able to fit in or slip two fingers comfortably in it. Remember, a wristband that is too tight for you will make your wrist appear bigger. If it is too loose, it will keep rolling here and there on your arm, creating a hindrance in your work. You can even end up losing it if it is too loose and slips from your wrist.
What Is A Bracelet Cuff?
A jewelry Cuff is a piece of jewelry that goes around the wrist or arm with no clasp or closure. It typically has a 1″ opening to wiggle the piece onto ones’ wrist. You measure your wrist for it and the nice thing is they are adjustable.
When someone refers to a cuff or bracelet cuff, they are referring to a style of bracelet that sort of wraps your wrist. It has an opening that pushes onto the side of the wrist, and then the bracelet is twisted into place. The cuff can be slightly sprung open to ease with getting it on or off, depending on the material from which it is crafted. These bracelets are made to fit fairly close to the skin and are often a wider material than link bracelets.
How Should A Cuff Bracelet Fit?
While cuff bracelets help you look stylish, they offer ample room for adjustment. This doesn’t mean that one bracelet can fit people of all shapes and sizes. Your skin shouldn’t get clutched between its ends. Also, it shouldn’t roll all over the arm- just a little below your wrist bone, that’s it.
BANGLE BRACELET VS BRACELET VS BRACELET CUFF WEAR TIPS
How to Wear Bracelets?
Unlike traditional bangles, which are often clubbed together in groups of 4 or more, bracelets are much more independent pieces of jewelry and are generally worn as a standalone piece, like the cuff. A single bracelet is a statement, creating a look of simplicity and elegance, so let your favorite bracelet have its time in the spotlight without competition.
In terms of occasions, the type of bracelet you wear will change the appearance of your outfit. String bracelets, friendship bracelets, beaded bracelets, and chunky silver charm bracelets are generally considered to be casual pieces of jewelry, perfect for your
day-to-day style. On the other hand, delicate, fine chain bracelets and diamante bracelets are much better suited to wearing at formal evening occasions or as party wear.
Looking for a new set of bangles or a special new bracelet for your collection? You’ll find a beautiful selection of gold plated and stainless steel styles for both casual and formal occasions right here in the Eternal Collection bracelets range.
How Wear Bangles and Cuffs?
Traditionally worn by women across South East Asia, bangles are rarely worn on their own but rather stacked together with other bangles. Of course, that’s not to say that you have to do the same; if you want to wear a single bangle, you go right ahead. However, stacking multiple bangles of different colors and designs creates a truly unique effect that you can tailor to your personality. Try layering up bangles of different metals, materials, and colors for a vibrant party-ready look, or stack up designs of different widths to add depth and intrigue.
Cuffs, on the other hand, can be worn slightly differently. A cuff is very similar to a bangle in that it is always rigid, however, they are often more oval-shaped than ring-shaped, and have a gap at the back to allow for adjustment. Cuffs are also generally a little wider, creating a much more statement-like appearance. Due to their width, cuffs are often worn as a standalone piece rather than stacked with other pieces and look great with both smart casual and formal outfits.
Which hand to wear the bracelet for good luck?
The left side of the body is associated with your internal self and healing. If you want to keep yourself from negative energy, wear good luck bracelets on your left side. Similarly, if wish to absorb positive energy from your surroundings, you should wear good luck bracelets on your left hand.
Can you wear a bracelet in bed?
If you are wearing a gemstone that is quite comfortable, you don’t need to take it off before sleeping. However, in the case of other bracelets, it is always better to remove them before sleeping. Otherwise, their intricate design might scratch your face while sleeping. Additionally, removing your accessories while sleeping helps in increasing their life.
THE MOST POPULAR BRACELET STYLES FOR MEN
Beaded bracelets are one of the most popular bracelet styles for a reason. Beaded bracelets are affordable, durable, and what’s best, extremely versatile. A beaded bracelet can be worn with a casual outfit as well as formal attire. The beads come in countless different colors and materials, with neutral colors, such as black, white, grey, and brown being the most popular ones. The most popular beads are natural stone beads, including lava stone beads and obsidian stone beads. Natural stone is a quite heavy material and gives a beaded bracelet a luxurious and valuable feel. Beaded bracelets also look great worn stacked or alongside a wristwatch. If a stacked look is what you go for, the most popular combination is beaded bracelets, leather bracelets, and steel bracelets.
Leather bracelets are a classic choice for classy men. Since they look so sleek and elegant, they are one of the most popular bracelet styles today. The leather is regularly used in watch bands, belts, shoes, and bags. If you want to be extra fancy, you can match the color of your leather bracelet with other leather accessories on your outfit. For example, a watch with a black leather band and a black leather wristband look exceptional together. Leather bracelets come in many colors, but neutral colors, such as black, brown, and white, are again the most popular ones.
Anchor bracelets have been quite a popular bracelet type for a couple of years now. You don’t have to be a sailor or even interested in the sea to wear anchor bracelets. The anchor represents strength as anchors hold down ships through the biggest waves and stormiest weather. Men often want to be seen as strong and stable, mentally and physically. That’s why the anchor symbol is a popular choice in bracelets, as well as in any jewelry. Anchor bracelets are quite eye-catching, so you’ll get the most out of your anchor bracelet by wearing just one, with or without a watch.
Stainless Steel Bracelets
Stainless steel is one of the most popular bracelet materials. Not only it is aesthetically pleasing and quite affordable, but it also resists water well and outperforms gold and silver in durability. Steel jewelry has become more and more popular over time, as the benefits, such as durability and affordability, have come into knowledge. Bulky steel bracelets are seen as manly, which makes steel bracelets a great choice if you are worried that wearing bracelets will make you look feminine (which is NOT true). Stainless steel bracelets are usually chain bracelets, but it is also common to see stainless steel combined with leather, rope, or silicone.
Macrame bracelets have a couple of benefits. One, they are made of rope that resists water and doesn’t tarnish over time, making them perfect everyday bracelets. Two, the length is adjustable making them fit all wrists flawlessly. And three, they are a great choice for a stacked bracelet look. Almost all macrame bracelets consist of a black rope, with some beads or charms as details. You can see some of our best sellers and most popular macrame bracelets in the picture above.
Cubic Zirconia Bracelets
Cubic zirconia is the most popular gemstone in bracelets, for both men and women. There’s been a huge buzz about how great alternative cubic zirconia is for real diamonds. Cubic zirconia is a synthetically produced diamond that can be colored or left clear. Because they are synthetically made, they are made to be even more perfect than diamonds, in terms of clarity and spark. Not to mention that cubic zirconias are a very affordable choice for someone who’s looking for a luxurious look on a budget. The cubic zirconia can be of any color when it comes to men’s bracelets, but the most popular color is black. Black cubic zirconia is still very sparkly, but also maintains a very manly vibe.
Balance bracelets are the choice of a healthy man. As the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle and a strong mindset has been growing among people, so has the popularity of balance bracelets. The most popular balance bracelets are beaded balance bracelets and magnetic balance bracelets.
Beaded balance bracelets are made of natural stone. The base color is commonly neutral, with seven distinctively colored beads made of different natural stones. Each color is symbolizing the seven elements; earth, fire, air, water, wood, metal, and aether. Popular beaded balance bracelets don’t have a physical effect but can have a strong mental effect that can be even more powerful than a physical one. Many wear a beaded balance bracelet as a reminder of a healthy lifestyle. Just seeing the bracelet on your wrist throughout the day can help you stay motivated and make healthy choices.
Magnetic balance bracelets are using magnetic stones that are believed to balance your life and mood. The stones on the inside of the bracelet are considered to bring positive energy to your life. The magnetic field created by the stones flows through your body as you wear the bracelet, making you feel more calm and thoughtful. Popular magnetic bracelets, like the one in the middle, are often made of stainless steel for extreme durability. This one also has 18K gold stripes for a visual upgrade. The bulky size and heavy feel make this bracelet look rather masculine.
Couples bracelets, also called distance bracelets, are getting more and more popular every day. Distance bracelets are a matching bracelet set for couples. The meaning behind them is to have a piece of your loved one always with you to remind you that no matter the distance, you are loved by them and they are loved by you. Distance bracelets were created for easing the toughness of long-distance relationships. When you wear a bracelet that matches with one your loved one wears, it doesn’t matter if you have a big distance between you two, you will be on each other’s minds every time you glance at your wrists. They help you to feel mentally connected at any time and anywhere. That’s why distance bracelets are very popular among couples that live in long-distance relationships and don’t see each other that often. And, if you have a boyfriend or girlfriend that you see daily, couples bracelets work well for you too, ’cause hey, isn’t it nice to have something on you that reminds you of your other half at all times. The most classic and popular couple bracelet design is two beaded bracelets that are of different colors, with one bead “switched” like in the photo above.
THE MOST POPULAR BRACELET STYLES FOR WOMEN
Crystal bracelets are very popular for a few reasons. One, they look luxurious and expensive. Two, the design is rather timeless. And three, they are very versatile. Crystal bracelets are wonderful gifts as well. It’s no news that women love sparkly and beautiful things. Crystal jewelry is the definition of sparkly and beautiful, so you can’t go wrong with a crystal bracelet. Crystal bracelets can be worn anywhere, anytime, and with any outfit. They are such versatile bracelets with the ability to lift a casual outfit and complement a formal one. A must-have for all women.
Bangle bracelets are hard, round bracelets that often fit quite loosely on a wrist. The shape is either round or oval, with an oval shape being a better fit for a wrist. They are from the bulkiest end of women’s bracelets, creating an optical illusion of smaller wrists. That makes bangle bracelets a great option for those who would like their wrists to be smaller. Bangle bracelets are a great match with a wristwatch of the same metal. Bangle bracelets are not usually the best companion to other slimmer chain bracelets because of the size difference, but if you like a stacked look, go ahead and wear a couple of bangle bracelets at once.
Cuff bracelets are kind of like bangle bracelets, except with an open back/front. Cuff bracelets are a very popular choice to wear with a wristwatch since the open area fits greatly with the watch case. Cuff bracelets often have detailed ends which makes them better suitable for wearing the ends on top of the wrist. One thing that cuff bracelets do better compared to bangle bracelets, is that with open ends, the length can be adjusted for the perfect fit.
Minimalist Chain Bracelets
Simple chain bracelets are very popular right now. They are worn solo, with a watch, or as a stack of many. Since all plain and minimalist things have been trendy for a while now, simple chain bracelets have been trendy as well. They come in all colors, with gold and silver being the most popular ones. The chain usually has a small pendant as a detail, such as a four-leaf clover for good luck, a heart for love, or a cross for faith. As these types of bracelets can be easily stacked, you can find the perfect combination of styles, colors, and symbols that matter to you and create a unique set that no one else is wearing.
Heart, as a symbol, is a very timeless and feminine one. It represents love, and many women prefer a heart symbol in their jewelry. Heart bracelets and other heart jewelry are popular gifts from men to women, since the heart represents the love between the two. Wearing a heart bracelet makes you look sweet and loving. Those are traits that many people, including men and women, appreciate in others. So, if you want to seem approachable and feminine, heart bracelets are a way to go.
Charm bracelets are popular because they reflect all that’s important to the wearer. They are appealing since they have symbols in them that can tell a lot about the interests and passions of the wearer. A traditional charm bracelet is a chain that has many pendants all representing something close to the wearer’s heart. The charms can be shaped like anything. Some of the most popular charms include hearts, crosses, stars, anchors, high heels, and handbags. A more modern, and very popular, type of charm bracelet is a mesh metal band like one watches have, that has charms in them. The charms can be taken off if wanted, so the style can be modified at any time.
Shell bracelets, or puka shell bracelets, have become recently very popular. They represent a carefree lifestyle in the tropics, including a lot of sun and beach life. Usually, shell bracelets are made of white puka shells. The most popular style is to have a white puka shell bracelet with some of the shells dipped in gold paint. They are casual yet trendy, and if you choose a gold-painted version, kind of luxurious too. They go perfectly with all summer outfits. You can wear just one or a couple of them, depending on the volume you’re looking for.
How to Take Care of Your Bracelet?
The bracelet should sparkle, but exposure to dirt, sun, chemicals, and moisture can dull your favorite jewelry pieces over time. A beautiful handpiece may get tarnished or deposit a layer over it that makes it look old and lose luster.
Fortunately, there are many ways by which you can clean your bracelets and make them look new again.
How do I keep my bracelet from tarnishing?
- Remove your bracelet before gardening.
- Remove your bracelets before swimming in the ocean, pool, or soaking in a hot bathtub.
- Do not wear bracelets when applying moisturizer, sunscreen, tanning lotion, or cologne.
- Keep jewelry dry. Moisture is the main factor that speeds up the tarnishing process.
- Store different types of jewelry separately. Make sure the jewelry is not touching inside the jewelry box.
- Lower the relative humidity of a room if you keep your jewelry out in the open and notice that it tarnishes quickly.
How to Clean Silver Bracelets?
Silver is a soft and lustrous metal that is generally used in making jewelry, including bracelets. The chain bracelets in silver look amazing on every wrist size. To keep the silver bracelet looking new, cleaning is the key. Follow the following steps to clean silver chained bracelets.
- Take warm water in a bowl and add a few drops of mild liquid soap to it.
- Mix the soap and water until bubbles form.
- Soak the silver bracelet in the solution for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Now, use a soft-bristle brush to clean any crevices from the bracelet surface.
- In the end, gently rub the silver bracelet with a soft microfiber towel. Avoid using paper towels to dry the silver bracelet.
How to Clean Gold Plated Stainless Steel Bracelets?
Stainless steel is durable and resists corrosion and oxidation. Although our ion-plated technology at CHURINGA is very stable, we also need to care for the gilding in order to better protect the gloss of the jewelry.
- Washing with Soap and Water. Use a solution of soap and water to clean the Gold Plated Stainless Steel bracelet.
- Cleaning with Vinegar and Salt. Take vinegar in a bowl and add a small amount of salt to it. Now put your Gold Plated Stainless Steel bracelet in the solution and rub with a soft brush. After that, dry it with a soft towel.
How to Take Care of Leather Bracelets?
From suits to sweatshirts, men’s leather bracelets complement every look and style. Also, leather bracelets look great on women’s wrists too. Here are the tips to take care of your unique leather bracelet.
- Keep your leather bracelets away from water. Genuine leather is like skin, meaning it’s porous and not a hundred percent waterproof. Water can damage the leather bracelet and cause it to deteriorate.
- Avoid wearing a leather bracelet in excessive heat. It is better to not wear a leather bracelet when cooking and sleeping.
- Do not apply creams and lotions on leather. Take your iconic leather bracelet off when applying lotions, creams, or oils to the body. They can build up a film on your leather handpiece that can dull the look of your bracelet.
- Keep your bracelet clean. To clean men’s leather bracelets, use a slightly damp cloth with a drop of mild hand soap and gently wipe it down.
All in all, with proper care, your leather bracelet will last longer and will not smell bad.
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