What is the difference between bracelets - cuffs, bangles, charms, wristbands and others?

What is the difference between bracelets - cuffs, bangles, charms, wristbands and others?

Bracelets are one of the most fashion accessories these days. When choosing one for yourself, you must keep in mind the various types and what occasions they suit the best for.


Bangles are a type of bracelet that has no clasps or flexible stretching pieces. Instead, they are meant to be slipped on over the hand and worn loosely around the wrist. The most important distinction is that the bangle must be ring-shaped (i.e., always circular, always solid) whereas the bracelet can be flexible. Often people wear more than one on their wrist. Bangles vary in width from very thin to very thick. Often thin bangles are worn together in combination with each other. They may be of the same color and metal types or they may be varying colors and metals to add extra flare and eclecticism to the look. The delicate clanging and chiming that multiple bangles create is often a notable feature of the style.


There is not much of a difference between a bracelet and cuff. The only difference is that cuffs are normally open at either end unlike bracelets, which are tied or hinged. Cuffs are the "C" shaped ones, most likely oval, fits close on a wrist, can have clasp or not, wider.


Charm bracelets

A charm bracelet is an item of jewelry worn around the wrist and it carries personal charms: decorative pendants or trinkets which are signifiers of important things in the wearer's life.

Charm Bracelets With Beads and Feather Pendant

Link bracelets

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.

Link Bracelet

Leather Bracelets

The leather bracelets are usually cuff bracelets made of leather and appeal to the youth mostly. These are inexpensive and are popular among young guys.

Beads Bracelets

One of the inexpensive types, these often are made up of beads that consist of objects like stones, wooden beads or plastic beads woven into an elastic or usual thread. These are the easiest to make and are fun to make at the hobby classes. The usually beaded bracelet has a lobster clasp or a ribbon strap. The expensive ones often have gemstones beaded into a thread.



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