Unsure about what works?
Consider these tips:
Start With Size
Know how large your wrist is before you buy. To do this, measure the circumference with a tape measure. Any style you select, then, should be 3/4ths of an inch to 1.5 inches larger. The larger the size, the greater the drape it will have. But be aware: Too much drape, and the bracelet may slide off.
From here, understand the relationship between the bracelet’s size and your wrist’s width. Generally, smaller, narrower wrists should stay away from large, bulky styles.
Pick a Style
Are you more of a cuff person, or a bangle person? Or is a charm bracelet more your thing?
Each of these looks comes with its own subset of styles. Charm bracelets, for instance, are divided by link type: cable, traditional, multi-link, or custom. From here, you can select the pieces you’d like, and spread them out as you wish. Space them evenly, go for a cluster effect, or select a vintage-inspired style.
Bangles, on the other hand, have been the on-trend look for the past few seasons. Their casual nature makes them a hit with nearly everyone. As such, whether you wear it or give it as a gift, the set will get a fair amount of mileage.
Is It a Gift?
As with any piece of jewelry, bracelets ought to get worn. So, when you select them as a gift, make sure they fit the person and their individual tastes.
Unsure about what works? A quick trick is, take a peak into that person’s jewelry box. Then, take a look at the pieces they like and how large they prefer their bracelets.