Are you thinking about adorning your wrist with a lovely diamond bracelet? This is a big decision that requires careful consideration.
Diamond bracelets are more than decoration for your wrists. When you choose the right bracelet, you are projecting a part of your character for the world to see. But therein lies the challenge for many people.
Choosing and wearing the right diamond bracelet based on who you are should be done wisely and with great contemplation. If you’re unsure as to where to start, you are right where you need to be. To make this process easier for you, we have compiled important tips for picking out the right diamond bracelet.
Factors of Life
One of the first things you want to consider is the field in which you work. Do you need to look your best each and every day? If so, it’s important to gauge your work environment before settling on any one bracelet.
You likely want to project an air of success, so think about what your new bracelet should say about you and what you do. If you work in a formal setting, you may want to choose a conservative style that suits your place of business.
Our David Von Cuban Link Diamond Bar Bracelet is an excellent choice that is available in yellow, white, or rose gold. If you regularly meet with or assist clients, perhaps you would prefer a more personalized approach.
Consider our Dainty Diamond Letter Double Chain Bracelet. You can choose up to 6 letters to customize your bracelet with your name. Everyone will know your name while admiring your unique jewelry.
The key here is to display a balance of modesty and allure. You don’t want to send the wrong message, but you also want to choose something that best reflects your personality.
Working for the Weekend
If you’re choosing a stunning diamond bracelet to wear to work, you’re probably going to want something radically different for weekend wear. Depending on your typical weekend activity, you may want something extravagant or understated.
If you find that you usually attend formal functions or enjoy fine dining, a diamond bracelet that exudes elegance and class may be the better fit.
Conversely, if your weekends are filled with outdoor activities or family affairs, it’s often best to opt for a versatile diamond bracelet that isn’t too flashy.
Some people like to wear more than one bracelet at a time, which is certainly acceptable. The key, however, is to ensure that you don’t overdo it to the point that your style appears too busy or crowded.
What’s in a Name?
One of the best diamond bracelet choices for a variety of weekend events is that of the David Von Letter Name Bracelet. With 1 to 8 letters to work with, you can personalize your bracelet to display your name or someone close to you.
This option blends luxury and sportiness into an attractive and unique diamond bracelet that is sure to captivate those around you.
Now that you have a baseline for choosing a diamond bracelet in the right setting, let’s explore some specifics that will help you narrow down the best bracelet for you.
Bangle or Bracelet?
In the traditional sense, bracelets are designed with a chain that is either woven or linked together. On each end of the chain is a clasping mechanism to ensure that the bracelet is securely fastened around your wrist.
A bangle, on the other hand, consists of a couple of different styles. The first is known as a “cuff bangle.” This type of bangle features a break in the metal that allows you to easily place your wrist through before wrapping around it.
A cuff bangle remains open while you wear it, adding to the style and character of the piece. The second type of bangle is called a “join bangle”. This one features a clasp of some kind that closes after being placed around your wrist, forming a seamless appearance while it is being worn.
Most bracelet options you choose should have a fair amount of movement as you wear them. You want to be able to fit one to two fingers between your wrist and the bracelet. Any more and you risk having an uncomfortable fit in the bracelet.
If you decide to go with a bangle, you should expect less movement than a bracelet, but not so little that it causes discomfort to your wrist. If the bangle can gently slide to your hand’s heel area – but not over it – you should be in good shape.
Getting It Right
To ensure that the fit of your bracelet is just right, you need to take measurements of your wrist. This is where many people often make a mistake when measuring the circumference on their wrist.
You don’t want to go too far up your arm, as this will lead to a size that is too large. The key is to take the measurement directly below your wrist bone. There are a couple of ways to go about this, so pick the method that is easiest for you.
You may use either a rolled up tape measure that is soft and flexible or a simple strip of paper. If you opt for the latter, all you have to do is make markings of the correct length and then measure from there using a ruler.
If you’ve decided that a bangle best meets your needs, the average size that comfortably fits most is 2.55 inches around. If a bracelet is more to your liking, the average length is around 7 inches.
Here at David Von, our extensive bracelet selections are offered in both 6- and 7-inch options to ensure that you get the most comfortable size for your wrist.
Silver and Gold
Here at David Von, the majority of our diamond bracelets are 14K gold, although we do offer a couple of select pieces in sterling silver, as well.
If you’re looking for a bracelet that you plan on wearing every day, you’re better off investing in a gold piece, as it is more durable than silver.
Depending on your tastes, there are yellow, white, or rose gold bracelets and bangles. Yellow gold is more traditional in its color, while white gold appears almost silvery. Rose gold is a unique choice that displays a pinkish hue.
A lot of people get confused over diamonds and carats. In the simplest of terms, a carat is the weight of the diamond. When you choose a bracelet with a smaller diamond arrangement, the total carat size might be between .06 and .10CT (carats).
Bracelets with larger diamonds may start at around 1.74CT and go up from there. You should also expect to pay more for bracelets that have a higher diamond count and/or larger size of diamonds.
The great thing about diamond bracelets is that their diamonds are typically smaller in size and setting and therefore aren’t as evident as they are in a ring.
What this means for you is that you don’t have to worry too much about imperfections in the diamonds. Due to the higher number of smaller diamonds that often make up diamond bracelets, it’s less likely that any one diamond will stand out among the rest.
Ultimately, it’s important to remember to choose a bracelet that reflects your personality and fashion sense. Have fun with it, and you are sure to choose the right diamond bracelet for your needs.