Monday, April 23, 2012

Terminology of Bracelet Styles

There are so many different styles and types of Bracelets in the marketplace now, some help with jewelry terminology may help you with selecting the right one for you and your fashion sense. Let's take a look at some for the great styles that are popular now.

Charm Bracelets: This style of bracelet consists usually of a chain bracelet with various charms dangling off of it. You can purchase a charm bracelet that has already been filled up with charms or purchase a blank one and fill it up with charms that mean something to you and your life.

Bangle Bracelets: Bangles are a style of bracelet that is usually made from metal, wood or plastic. It can range in the level of thickness, but most think of bangles in a thinner style so you can wear many at one time. This style of bracelet doesn't have a clasp or hinge so you simply slip it on over your wrist.

Hinged Bangle Bracelet: This style is just like a classic bangle bracelet but has a hinge mechanism which makes it easier to get on and off.

Cuff Bracelet: A cuff bracelet can be made from a variety of materials like metal, wood and plastic. A cuff bracelet has an opening on the bracelet and can be 'squeezed' to give you a custom-fit bracelet.

European Slide Charm Bracelet: This style is similar to the Pandora style where the larger opening in the bead allows for the chain or cord to run through the bead so you can stack any amount, color and design of the beaded charms on your bracelet.

Chain Link Bracelet: This is your classic style bracelet that is made form a chin of metal. You can find classic styles a Rope, Figaro, Herringbone and Rolo chain to name a few.

Using these terms you are going to have a much better idea of the style of bracelet that you enjoy as well as knowing what to ask for when making a purchase.

by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.

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