Let’s Talk Bracelets!

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Unlike some other kinds of jewellery, bracelets are incredibly diverse. You can make a bracelet from almost any material you can think of, whether it’s metal, fabric, leather, glass, wire or plastic, or natural materials like shells and stones. Bracelets are both cheap to buy and easy to make, so it’s easy to personalise them to your taste and give them as gifts to your friends. Many people cherish bracelets that they have been given, especially little girls, who will collect friendship bracelets to represent each one of their friends.

If you want to make a bracelet yourself, the easiest way to do it is probably to get some beads and a piece of string. Threads woven together can also work well, as can shells if you make tiny holes in them to thread a string through. The best thing to do is to keep the bracelet as a flat string, and then tie it around the hand of the person you’re giving it to so that it fits well. Take a look at this Friendship Bracelet tutorial.

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There are several superstitions associated with bracelets in several parts of the world. Some believe that certain bracelets ward off evil, while others believe they bring good luck. In India, for example, they are often made from glass, and make a musical-sounding noise when the arm is moved. In Latin America, it is believed that bracelets made from gold and coral can scare away evil spirits, protecting the wearer from the jealousy of others. There is a Greek superstition where mothers make bracelets (Martis) with red and white string and tie them on their children’s wrists on March 1st. They believe that wearing these bracelets will ensure that the sun does not burn their cheeks and they remain pink in colour. After midnight, they are thrown into a bonfire. This is also known as the March Bracelet.

The March Bracelet

Bracelets in the modern day are made of a variety of materials. They are made from precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and white gold. Precious gemstones set in precious metal bracelets, bestow grandeur and incomparable elegance. To make them more affordable to the common man, they are even made with cheaper materials like plastic, beads, glass etc. Bangles are also a form of bracelets, which are used extensively in India. These can be in plain form or set with stones. When bangles made of glass are worn together they give out a tinkling sound that is beautiful. Every material known to man is used in the making of bracelets.

Coloured silicon rubber is used in the production of Sports Bracelets and this trend has been started by Lance Armstrong, in the form of wristbands, for cancer awareness and charities. Almost everyone has seen the thin silicone or jelly like bracelets. They’re made of silicone, an inexpensive flexible rubber like material and are a major fashion statement with the middle school or early teen group. These little bracelets come in all colours with many identified with specific diseases or social causes. The idea is that if you see someone wearing one, you are likely to mention it, and then they will tell you a little about the cause and why it matters to them – a good way of getting people to talk about charities they care about.

Like ribbons, many of these jelly like bracelets have become synonymous with specific diseases like pink for breast cancer or yellow for supporting the military. Although the intent is to call attention to a certain cause or disease, as the number of colours has grown so has the ability of many to simply ignore the statement. It was easy to understand the statement and many people continue to associate a yellow ribbon with supporting the troops or pink for breast cancer.

Tennis bracelets are diamond bracelets that are elegant and thin jewelry pieces worn on the wrist. The diamonds are set in a symmetrical design and that gives an elegant look to these bracelets.

There is an interesting story about how these bracelets came to be called Tennis Bracelets. I am looking for my share of glory in reciting this incident to you. Tennis star Chris Evert was famous for wearing her diamond line bracelets while playing. During the 1987 US Open, she lost her bracelet and the game had to be stopped while she she had to search for her bracelet. This is how the diamond line bracelets started being called as the ‘Tennis Bracelets’. Serena Williams is said to have followed in her footsteps and wore one too for the US Open, but was smart enough to ensure that the one she picked up had an extra security clasp and clung tightly to her wrist, so that nothing goes wrong when she is playing.

Tennis bracelets are studded with different types of diamonds similar in shape and size in a single line. These diamonds are divided with a gold line between the diamonds. These Tennis Bracelets look glamorous and luxurious, yet simple. Tennis Bracelets are on the expensive side and start at around a hundreds of pounds. This is only the starting price and they can go up to thousands of pounds, depending on the metal used and the carat weight of the diamonds.

Other metals like platinum are being used in the making of tennis bracelets instead of white gold. Platinum tennis bracelets are very much in Vogue now and people who wish to have the best and can afford the cost, go in for platinum bracelets because it is the most expensive metal and looks classy and spells class.

There are several designs and styles in Tennis Bracelets. There are plain Tennis Bracelets that are simple. The new trend is Tennis Bracelets using coloured diamonds. These look elegant and colourful. The various colours of the diamonds in a thin line adds beauty to the Tennis Bracelet.

A Tennis Bracelet is the most glamorous piece of jewelry to own and will enhance a woman’s jewelry collection. Being simple and delicate, they match perfectly with any outfit. They can be worn at any time of the day or night and look equally elegant at all times.

Charm Bracelets contain charms like little hearts, fairies, angels, crosses etc. These charms have a meaning and signify something important in the person’s life. Bracelet is a piece of jewellery that embraces the wrist and enhances the beauty of a slender hand.

Bracelets have been worn for a long time. Our ancestors wore bracelets made of wood, beads, stones, bone strips etc. Bone strips were formed into rings and then fastened in a circle with metal clasps. Metal and ivory were also used in the 4th century.

Cavers found jewellery from the era of Alexander the Great in Israel.

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A gift of diamonds is precious and brings a glint to the eyes of the receiver. An exquisite diamond bracelet sparkling on the wrist adds beauty even to the most beautiful woman. Diamond bracelets spell class and there is nothing better than a diamond bracelet to stand out in a crowd.

What makes a diamond bracelet special is the design, style, and the cut of the stone. All these three factors are very important and should be taken into consideration before getting a diamond bracelet.

Diamond bracelets are in Vogue today and they come in all shapes and sizes, from the simple to the outrageous. Tennis bracelets, Charm Bracelets, bangle bracelets, link bracelets, heart bracelet, chain bracelets, rope bracelets, cuff bracelets, mesh bracelets are some of the varieties of diamond bracelets, the most popular being the Tennis Bracelets and Charm Bracelets.

When looking for a diamond bracelet, you should look for a “GIA certified diamond” sign. GIA is Gemological Institute of America and provides you the assurance that you are getting good quality diamonds. The 4C’s of diamonds are the cut, clarity, colour, and carat. Carat is the size of the diamonds. If the diamond bracelet is set with bigger diamonds, the price will be higher. Asking the jeweler to provide with the certification detailing the 4C’s of the diamonds in the bracelet is essential.

It is also important to understand diamond grading. They are graded from D to Z, with D being the rarest diamond. A diamond should be colourless. Light should reflect the brilliance of the diamonds in the bracelet. Diamond bracelets that are guaranteed show no visible colour and are genuine.

Diamond bracelets are a perfect gift to give someone you love. There is no need of an occasion to gift a diamond. Diamonds may be expensive but if one can afford them, there is nothing that can compare. When diamonds are arranged with other precious stones like emerald, topaz, sapphire, citrine, or ruby, they are even more colourful and beautiful.

Graff sensational emerald and diamond bracelet.

This is a ruby and diamond bracelet with pear shaped diamonds. Weighing approximately 23.21 carats.

This bracelet is platinum and diamond. The larger round diamonds weigh approximately 2.35 carats, with the remaining round and baguette diamonds weigh a total of approximately 33.00 carats

This stunning yellow diamond and gold bracelet sold by Heritage Auctions was valued at $60,000 with a total carat weight of 33.01.

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