TYPES of BRACELETS
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. In recent history, Italian charm bracelets have become trendy. While traditional charms dangle, Italian charms feature individual pieces soldered flat onto the surface of the link.
Rigid bracelets, usually from metal, wood, or plastic, are referred to as bangles or bangle bracelets. They can be smooth, textured or set with stones. Made from ordinary glass that is about 1/4 – 1/8 inch in width, they are worn in groups so that arm movement causes them to make a gracious sound rather like the clinking of wind chimes. A spring closing type of bangle is used as both an adornment and a handy clip to hang things from. Marketed as a handbag hanger.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, “slap bracelets” – flat, felt-covered metal strips that curved around one’s wrist when gently hit against it—were a popular fad. Often adorned with neon colors and vivid graphics, these bracelets could be found at inexpensive retailers. A rumor emerged that “slap bracelets” caused bleeding and puncture wounds and thus fell out of style.
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. They are a great alternative to cuff bracelet.
Usually made from loose beads with a center hole and connected by a piece of string or elastic band through the holes. There are many different types of beads – plastic beads, glass beads, semi-precious stones or beads made from natural material, such as shell, wood, ivory, and coral. Each material has a specific look, and some types of beads are more suitable to certain projects than others.
MEASURING YOUR WRIST FOR AN ACCURATE BRACELET SIZE
To find your perfect bracelet size, follow these steps:
STEP 1: Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measurements or a strip of paper just below the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet.
STEP 2: If you are using a plain strip of paper, mark your size with a pen or pencil then use a ruler to measure the length. That would be your wrist size.
STEP 3: To find your bracelet size, just add your wrist size with the appropriate measurements below.
FITTING STYLE ADD, CM TO WRIST SIZE
Snug Fit Add 0.5 to 1.5 cm
Comfort Fit Add 2 to 2.5 cm
Loose Fit Add 2.5 to 0.5 cm
HOW CAN I FIND MY BANGLE SIZE?
To determine your bangle size, follow these steps:
STEP 1: Close your fingers together and bring your thumb to your little finger. Pretend that you were putting on a bangle
STEP 2: Using a strip of paper or tape measurements, wrap it around your hand at the widest point.. If you are using a plain strip of paper, mark your size with a pen on that paper. Then measure that paper strip with a ruler. That would be the circumference of your hand.
STEP 3: Compare your hand circumference to the chart below. Purchase a bangle with diameter that is the next size up from your actual hand measurement.
DIAMETER CIRCUMFERENCE SIZE
6 19 Small
6.5 21 Medium
7 22 Large