7 Factors to Consider When Buying a Bracelet
Finding the right bracelet for your outfits requires knowing your options. Here are our top factors to consider when buying a bracelet.
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Are you in the market for a bracelet you can use in casual and professional settings? Are you looking for a beautiful bracelet to wear for the upcoming holidays? Before you buy one, there are a few things you need to consider first.
Buying a bracelet is not as easy as going to a website, adding to a cart, and then paying for it. You need to take it slow and to think about it. Below, we’ve got a list of the considerations you have to make when you buy a bracelet online.
1. Reason or Purpose for Buying the Bracelet
The first thing you need to consider is your reason behind buying a bracelet. Are you buying it because there’s a huge markdown on the prices for bracelets at an online store? Do you plan to give it as a wedding or Christmas gift to a family member or close friend?
Jewelry bracelets can’t enforce social distancing as some medical bracelets do. Yet, they can make you healthier and happier. If buying and wearing a bracelet makes you happier and more self-confident, go ahead and get one.
You also need to consider if the bracelet you’re buying will serve a specific purpose for you or the person. Will you use it for casual, professional, or mixed settings?
It’s always a good thing to know why you’re buying a bracelet and what you’ll use it for.
2. Consider the Type of Bracelet
You can find tons of great and beautiful bracelet types and designs out there. The best and popular bracelet brands always seem to make it a point to make picking difficult. It can be overwhelming to pick one that you like, especially if everything in the catalog is stunning.
If you’re getting confused, one trick is to take a step back and figure out what you want. Do you want a thick jade bangle or a thin, diamond piece? O, are you more comfortable with simple gold bracelets?
Knowing what you want in a bracelet will make it easier for you to choose. For example, if you want a bracelet that adds a touch of elegance and sophistication, go for pearls. If you want a unique and durable bracelet, consider a wooden one.
3. Find a Bracelet With the Right Fit
Consider how you like the fit of the bracelet. Do you like wearing bracelets that are a little loose, so they can slide up and down your arm? Do you prefer ones that have a snug fit because you don’t like them catching onto things?
One of the most important things you need to consider is bracelet size and fit. Before you buy a ring, you try it on first. The same applies when you’re shopping for bracelets.
The problem with buying bracelets online is that trying on and comparing bracelet sizes is difficult. As a tip, find a jeweler who can help you learn how to find the right fit for you. You can also check the jeweler’s guide on bracelet sizes.
Another great option is buying a one-size-fits-all style bracelet such as our sterling silver friendship bracelets. This style of bracelet slips easily over the wrist and then adjusts to the perfect length, leaving the extra length to beautifully fall from the wrist.
4. How Easy Is It to Style?
Simple bracelets are the easiest to use as accessories for any outfit. However, your collection can seem repetitive if you always buy simple bracelets. When you’re buying a bracelet, refer to your daily or typical fashion.
This will help you find a piece that can match any outfits you have, even if it isn’t a simple piece. The same applies to buying bracelets for formal or special occasions. For bracelets that can match any dress or occasion, check out our Swarovski Crystal bracelet collection.
5. When Buying a Bracelet, Think About Durability
Your bracelet can get caught on a lot of things. It can catch the material of your dress, which is a disaster for both fashion pieces. It can also get caught once on your bag strap and break at a tug.
Sometimes, it’s inevitable, especially if you’re a busy woman. Broken bracelets can put a big, unnecessary dent in your bank account. You may feel regretful if the bracelet you broke is new and/or expensive.
Buy sterling silver bracelets with good quality and durability instead. Whenever you are buying bracelets online, make sure you read product reviews. This will help you learn how durable a bracelet is.
6. Your Comfort Is Key
You can have the most majestic jewelry and still feel terrible or restrained when you wear it. What good is a piece of jewelry if you’re not comfortable using it? Rather than give you more self-esteem, wearing uncomfortable jewelry can make you self-conscious.
Uncomfortable bracelets may feel too tight, too loose, or too heavy. Remember that every part of your body is important. The wrist, while often ignored, is a tender and sometimes erogenous zone.
Your hands also often do a lot of moving and working. Thus, when you choose a bracelet, don’t settle on anything that only looks good. You also need to make sure that you feel comfortable wearing it while you’re working or playing.
7. Is It Stackable?
You can wear your bracelets in a lot of unique and creative ways. One of them is to stack them on your wrist. Stacking bracelets can offer a full yet elegant look.
A stack of bracelets can add a playful charm to your outfit. It’s also fun to mix and match the different bracelets you have. Thus, whenever you’re looking at your options for bracelets, consider their “stackability.”
Some bracelets will look great when you stack them with your watch and other bracelets. Meanwhile, others are in a different league and don’t need stacking to make you look magnificent. Some bracelets come with a “stacked design” already, which means you can wear them as they are or add more.
As a tip, make sure you aren’t overloading your wrists when you stack your bracelets. If you’ve never tried going out with stacked bracelets before, try it now. You’ll never know how you like the allure it adds if you don’t try.
Find the Perfect Bracelet
That ends our guide on the things you need to consider whenever you’re buying a bracelet. We hope that this guide has made you a sharper and smarter jewelry shopper. We also hope that you now know what you want and must expect from a good bracelet.
If you want to keep learning about jewelry and choosing the right ones for you, visit our blog. We’ve got more content that can help and educate you on anything jewelry-related.
To see our bracelet recommendations, check out our best-selling and featured bracelets here.