5 Things You Need To Know About Choosing a Diamond Bracelet – Fashion Jewelry Tips

A diamond bracelet is an essential piece of
jewelry in any girl’s jewelry box. It is very essential to know if you are
looking to buy a bracelet for everyday use or occasional wear. Understand what
your daily lifestyle is. Do you work in a corporate work environment? Do you
have a casual style life style or a more active lifestyle? Once you know that
you will make better choices in selecting the right diamond bracelet. This is a
timeless piece in you jewelry collection, thus choose wisely.
How to choose a diamond Bracelet


It is also very essential to know how much
you are willing to spend on this piece. Diamond bracelets have a wide range in
terms of cost. Most styles start with a minimum of $1500 and can be as expensive
as a $100,000+. So it is best to know approximately how much you are willing to
spend.
A diamond bracelet is usually made in gold or
platinum. I would highly recommend going to a trusted jeweler when you are
looking to make a purchase. When you are going for bigger brand names you will
definitely be paying significantly extra for the brand name. Going to a trusted
jeweler is a great option if you are thinking of this purchase as an
investment. 
Let’s get started to understand 5 most
important aspects of choosing a diamond bracelet:
1.    
Bracelet
Style
Let’s talk about design and different styles
of bracelets available for you to choose from.

 a.      Bangle
Bracelet:
This most versatile style. It modern and extremely comfortable to
wear. It goes well if you want to wear it at work or special occasions. The
bracelet bangles are very easy to wear. It is a rigid bracelet the style is
somewhere like a bangle but not completely round, it’s a oval shape that will
fit the arm wrist well and in place.

 b.     Cuff Bracelets:  Cuff bracelet is wide oval shape bracelet
with no locks. It’s open in the ends and this makes it very flexible and easy
to wear. These types of bracelets are typically worn as statement pieces. They
are iconic and reflect the personality of the person. Cuff style is an old,
antique-type, jewelry style.

 c.      Link or
Chain Bracelets:
Link or chain bracelets are delicate and flexible. These wrap
around the wrist like a loose flexible chain. It’s extremely elegant and girly.
Make sure the clasps for this kind of bracelet are nice and high quality and
also have an additional safety lock. There are higher chances of losing a chain
bracelet if its not connected properly. Also if one of the chain links break,
you may have to fix it from a local jeweler. This more delicate style and I may
not recommend it for daily wear.

 d.     Tennis
Bracelets:
Tennis bracelets are one of the most desired types of bracelets
available. It is a row of diamonds placed end to end that is flexible. The size
of the diamonds may vary based on the aesthetics and budget. Make sure while
selecting this type of bracelet it’s well made and the links are sturdy. If the
links break, there is a high chance of you losing the piece.  Make sure the clasp is high quality and you
hear a click when you close it. It is advisable that it also has an additional
safety lock.

Differnt types of bracelets

 A fun fact,
many years ago Christie Evert Lloyd (
Christine Marie “Chris” Evert, known as
Chris Evert-Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is a former World No. 1 professional
tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles
championships and three doubles titles)
was playing in the court. When
she landed a shot, her diamond bracelet flew off and landed on the court. All
the focus and the camera was on Christie’s bracelet and hence its was popularly
called tennis bracelet.

 e.      Charm
Bracelets:
Charm
bracelets are bracelets that are adorned with little hanging charms.
Traditionally the women bring an simple chain and then chooses and adds special
charm designs that have a personal meaning to her own life. There is a long
history on how they were introduced by Ancient Egyptians in 3000 BC. Here’s an
interesting interview about the History of Charm Bracelets by
NPR.


 2.    
Metal
 Typically for a diamond bracelets there are 4
metals to choose from yellow gold, white gold, rose Gold and platinum. Although
working with platinum can be quite expensive people do prefer it when the
diamond carat weight is around 10 carats or more. Platinum is a harder metal
and thus the prongs are much stronger.
For standard bracelets we do recommend it to
be 18K yellow gold, white gold, raised gold. Gold Karat is measure of the
purity of gold and is denoted by the letter K. Gold is mixed with other metals
to make it suitable for jewelry making. This affects the purity of gold.
Compared to 18K gold, 14K gold is slightly
cheaper and stronger. It doesn’t stay nice bright yellow after some normal wear
and tear. 18K gold is slightly more expensive but it will hold more value over
time and retain the bright yellow even if you wear it every day.

Types od Gold bracelet


There are some creative ways when it comes to
choosing the metal for your bracelet. For example, you can opt for a dual tone Diamond
Bracelet
with both yellow gold and white gold. These make it extremely
versatile and will match most of your outfits.
 3.    
Design
Elements
 There are different graphics and styles based
on what culture you believe in. Below are some ideas:
A diamond bracelet can be adorned with
special gemstones like ruby, emerald, sapphire, amethyst to add color and
personality. One could choose to have diamond all the way or have a small motif
in some form of design. Diamond bracelet can be a symbolic representation of
some kind of figurine you admire or can relate to. They can be worn
individually or in multiples together. 

Indian Diamond Bracelet deisgns
  

 4.    
 Bracelet Connections or Clasps to Consider
 Bracelets clasps or connections are very
important aspects to consider because diamonds bracelets are expensive and you
don’t want to lose them. Below are some of the secure connections for you to
know that are secure and safe before buying a diamond bracelet.
1.     Line
Bracelet Clasp
2.     Decorative
Slide mounting Clasp
3.     Barrel
Clasps

Bracelet Secure Clasps

  
 5.    
 Diamond Quality
 In terms of making sure you are getting the
best quality diamonds. Below are some of the expectations you must have in
terms of the 4C’s. 4C’s define the standards set by Gemological Institute of
America (GIA).
Color: G-H is a
nice color to go for

Cut: Excellent
cut is what gives the sparkle in a diamond, having the cut excellent is very
important for your diamond bracelet to sparkle for many years.

Clarity: I recommend
VS clarity quality diamond. It is impossible to see the imperfections in a VS
clarity diamond with a naked eye. Therefore spending more money on the clarity
will definitely not promise you more sparkle and shine.

Carat: It’s the
total weight of the diamonds used in diamond bracelet.
Besides the diamond quality, make sure the
diamonds you are buying are natural diamonds and not synthetic. There are
synthetic diamonds in the market that have all the above 4C values correct but
are manmade in a lab. Synthetic diamonds cost roughly half of natural diamonds.
If you decide to purchase synthetic diamonds, ensure they are priced
appropriately.
I hope you find these 5 factors helpful to
choose the perfect diamond bracelet. To conclude below is the summary at
glance:
1.     Know what
bracelet style would be best for your needs.
2.     Pick the
right precious metal to get most value.
3.     Pay
attention to design elements to suit your personality and style
4.     Ensure
bracelet connections are high quality to reduce the chances losing it
5.     Diamonds
meet high quality standards. We recommend G-H color or higher, VS clarity or
higher and excellent cut, natural diamonds.
Author Bio:
Jinal Sampat is Jewelry Designer at Sampat Jewellers
Inc.
Her focus is on innovation and creation of jewelry pieces that
are meaningful and hold long term value. She creates versatile designs with
Indo-Western elements. Jinal holds her graduate degree from Rhode Island School
of Design (RISD). You can find her at
Instagram.

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