19 Types of Bracelets That Will Complete Your Look (Complete Guide)

Most of the time, we dont htink about how we should wear the bracelet. We thinks that it is easy and there is no need to think about how to combine them deeply. Still, there are a lot of things to take into account if you want to go right with your style.

There are various types of bracelets to consider how to combine. For sure, there are some styles you have not even seen before. If you find the bracelet fits you and your style, it is time for matching them with your outfit. Also, it should be matched with other accessories you are wearing. Nevertheless, finding the bracelets you really like is the most important step. Because it will be part of your style in the end. So, down below, you will find 19 different types of bracelets. There may some styles that you will see the first time.

1- Bangle Bracelets

Almost every human being, whether male or female, have worn this type of bracelet at least once in their lives. It is mostly preferred by kids and teenagers to get attention. However, it would not be fair to say they are for a younger generation; bangle bracelets can go with any age group if you pick the right style.

When you wear this type, you will feel like you have more then 1 on your artist at the same time. In fact, most of the time, they are not separate but are really a big ring on the arm. Moreover, even though most of these types are made of different metals, they can also come with several different materials, shapes, and colors. Luckily, there are bangle bracelets for any budget.

2- Cuff Bracelets

You can easily confuse a cuff bracelet with a bangle bracelet, as they are vastly similar to each other. Yet, I believe you will remember this one from the ancient queen Cleopatra.

Back in history, cuff bracelets were quite popular in various continents. Even though they came in different shapes and sizes, most of the time they were one big piece covering the wrist easily. Not only the queens and nobles but also the soldiers used to wear these as protection around their wrist. These cuffs symbolized power, religion, richness, and status. In time, cuff bracelets were blended into the popular culture, such as Wonder Woman. She holds an eagle above her cuff bracelet and the White House. If this does not convene a power figure, I do not know what does.

3- Leather Bracelet

These are the types that more or less all of us had when we were in our adolescent period. These are the most common bracelet types among youngsters and teenagers. Hitherto, it does not mean that they can only be used by them.

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4- Charm Bracelet

This is another type that everyone had in their lives at least once. They are very popular in every socioeconomic class. For example, from high school students to the ultimate royal Kate Middleton. There is no limit or restriction to say that who is going to wear these types of bracelets.

You can find them for every budget. You can even make them. Let’s say you make it, it would be enchanting and after time it can become your lucky charm. If you make them for someone else, it would be a highly thoughtful gift idea.

5- Beaded Bracelets

Beaded bracelets are mostly made of stones, wooden or plastic balls. They are interknitted into a string. They don’t need to be stretched. Mostly, they look like they are made in a hobby class or at home by nonprofessionals. Even though there are many expensive ones with precious gemstones, they are thought of as cheap bracelets.

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6- Link Bracelets

Do you remember the Coca Cola tangles that were sold as a promotion alongside the drink? Most of us were making bracelets by interlinking them.

The logic behind these types of bracelets is like the idea behind Coca Cola thing. It is just that you do not have to make it yourself nor you will be able to divide the pieces. On the other hand, we are probably very old to wear Coca Cola bracelets anymore. Luckily, expensive and famous brands such as Swarovski, Tiffany, and Louis Vuitton are producing link bracelets for our adult taste.

7- Stretch Bracelets

They are mostly made in hobby classes to make practitioners get used to the process. As the name requires, they stretch and have good elasticity to wrap around your wrists. Most of the time, therefore, they do not even have a clasp.

8- Tennis Bracelets

‘’Isn’t it funny – why is it called a tennis bracelet? It doesn’t seem very tennis, does it?’’

-John Cameron Mitchell

Even though they don’t look like tennis at all, they are called tennis bracelets. There is a story behind it. In 1987, there was a tennis match in the US. Chris Evert, one of the players, was having a strong game. Then, in the middle of the match, she wanted to stop the game, only because her clasp opened and her bracelet was gone. Yes, since that game, it is called a tennis bracelet.

The irony here is that tennis bracelets are thin and shiny bracelets. They are mostly made of diamonds, platinum or precious gemstones. Nevertheless, nowadays, you can see them both in sports games or on the red carpet.

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9- ID Bracelets

Identification bracelets serve as the source of income for most souvenir shops around the world. You can either have your name on them or someone else’s, and you can even add a cheesy message on them. They are pretty common, they are everywhere, and you can combine them with your elegant outfits if the metal looks good.

10- Multi-Layered Bracelets

You will see this type of bracelet on almost everyone, especially in the summer season. People mostly combine these bracelets with daily wear. Also because they are mostly designed for daily life use. On the other hand, there are always other options to use. Let’s say you see one with gold or silver, you can wear them for formal events as well. It is something completely depends on you and your style.

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11- Pearl Bracelets

Pearl is always a sign of elegance. It will be always a contemporary piece of your jewelry collection. Even though they are considered traditional, they go along well with anything in modern times, too. For example, you are going to wear a dress with a high neckline. It means it is not a good idea to wear a necklace. So, pearl necklace will add elegance to your look and you will gather all the attention.

Still, you do not have to pay hundreds for a pearl bracelet. There are also cheap imitations that look exactly the same as originals.

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12- Turquoise Bracelets

For centuries, the color turquoise has been symbolizing wisdom, high class, power, and immortality. Turquoise means the “Turkish stone,” as it was brought from Turkey to the European states through ancient trade routes. It was possible to find turquoise stones in Turkish bazaars, and Italians (to be more accurate, Venetians) were buying these from the bazaars and ship them to Europe.

Turquoise is a very commonly used bluestone all around the world in the jewelry business. It is always popular and it has always a place in the market. With turquoise bracelets, you can create different but simple looks. You can create a vintage, formal, noble, or very basic look in accordance with your style, outfit, and other jewelry you wear.

13- Sailing Bracelets

In the beginning, sailing bracelets became famous thanks to brand “Omega”. They are relatively unique pieces. These bracelets are made of thick metal chains. They are tied with a toggle clasp or a hook to keep them together. They add a masculine touch. And, we can say that they are more proper for casual and sport outfits instead of formal ones.

14- Wristwatch Bracelets

Mostly, we like to wear wristwatches as bracelet purposes. So, one day someone came with a brilliant idea to combine them. For a long time, they have become as one accessory. In today’s world, they are highly popular types of bracelets.

Mostly, they are produced for daily use and casual styles. It is easy to detect one on the wrists of many teenage girls. They can be combined with your outfits according to the layer of the watch, and its style. They can come in various materials and colors that you can easily find what you are looking for.

Even though these types of bracelets are not considered as luxurious ones, some brands have started to combine their expensive watches and bracelets. However, they still look casual.

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15- Gemstone Bracelets

If you find the right gemstone piece, you can look even better than you are with a diamond or pearl bracelet. You may want to choose minimal and shiny gemstones in order to look more elegant and chic with your bracelets. You may prefer using rubies, emerald, amethyst, and sapphires to get a royal look.

If you do not have much to spend on gemstones, don’t you worry! The imitations are sometimes made better than the originals these days. Whether they are real or imitation, it is easy to find ones to complement your outfit.

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16- Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets are not very common among adults as much as they are among young people. There are various ways to make these bracelets. They can be made of colorful strings. They can be made with different stones shapes such as a heart. However, it doesn’t have to be something specific. Because, in the end, it is a friendship bracelet. It can be anything special between you and your best friend.

17- Liquid Silver Bracelets

Liquid silver bracelets are made of long, thin silver pieces incorporated into a silver clasp. They are not so easy to find, but it’s worth the trouble. In this industry, Sergio Gutierrez is the name you need to know. This person is the most famous person in creating jewelry with liquid silver.

18- Buddhist Bracelets

These bracelets, also known as Shamballa bracelets, have been symbolizing Buddhist discourse of finding inner peace and calmness. As they were introduced in Europe, they became more famous and most people do not even know what they are wearing is coming from the Buddhist culture.

19- Anklets (a.k.a Foot Bracelets)

Even though some people cannot even look at their feet, some others like to make their feet attractive with accessories. In this case, foot bracelets are perfect options. It has a specific name instead of a foot bracelet, of course. It will give a chill and cool vibe, especially in the summer season. It makes your ankle look better and fancy. There are various options you can find in accordance with your outfit. You will always look like a summer child with anklets.

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Related Questions

How to Wear a Bracelet with Your Watch

Wearing a bracelet with your watch is a little bit risky. Either you watch or your bracelet may outshine each other rather than complementing one another. Because of this reason, it would be a better idea to wear them alone. You may not want to combine them with a shiny bracelet. If your watch is shiny enough, it will get all the attention by itself. You can go for complementary colors depending on your watch’s layer, and somehow unite these two pieces of jewelry.

Can You Wear Bracelets on Both Wrists?

Yes, it is not uncommon. If you are going for a chunky look, you can combine various bracelets on both wrists. You need to take into consideration whether they are complementing each other or not.

Nevertheless, let’s say you are going to a meeting or somewhere more formal. It means you need a more elegant and serious look. In those cases, it wouldn’t be a good idea to wear bracelets on both wrists. If you are so willing to try, you should try to keep it as minimalistic as possible. You can have more on one wrist and less on the other. You will eventually figure it out if they go well on both of your wrists when you look at the mirror.

Which Arm Should a Woman Wear a Bracelet?

The traditional answer to this is wearing it on the hand you use the most. In other words, if you are left-handed, put the bracelet on the left wrist. Yet, depending on the size of the bracelet, if you need to write or use your dominant hand often, it is better to use the other hand so that you can act freely.

Savaş Ateş

I like reading books. I like to read about jewelry too. After reading a lot of books about it, I have started to visit jewelry manufacturers and stores. It is my number 1 hobby.

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