One of the simplest ways to elevate any look is to put on a great wrist candy game. Bracelets are everywhere - on fashion runways and on the high street. Plus, pearls are still on a streak, and growing more popular by the minute. Bring these two hot trends together into one piece of jewelry, the pearl bracelet, and you have a sure-fire winner!
Wrist jewelry, such as bracelets, are one of the oldest forms of jeweled adornment, and its appeal and charm have never waned. In recent years, pearl bracelets have found their own place in the world of fine and high jewelry and there are many different styles to choose from.
From left to right: Peach Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, White South Sea Pearl Tin-Cup Bracelet, White South Sea Pearl Bracelet, Japanese Black Akoya Pearl Tin-cup Bracelet, Tahitian Drop Pearl Bracelet, Pearls of Joy
Single strand pearl bracelets are popular for their beauty and versatility. These bracelets often come in a single pearl color. For instance, pearl bracelets crafted from blossoming peachy-pink freshwater pearls or sunny Golden South Sea pearls. They can also come in a mix of colors - a joyous mélange of pink, peach, lavender and white freshwater pearls or thrillingly exotic multicolor Tahitian pearls.
However, the classic style within this category is the single strand white pearl bracelet. Gleaming white pearls, satiny Freshwater, lustrous Akoya or luxurious South Sea pearls ... in every iteration, this piece of jewelry is an absolute must-have for jewelry lovers.
The tin-cup (or station-style) bracelet became popular in the mid-1990s and is still a favorite among jewelry lovers. Single pearls linked by precious metal chains, this style is both contemporary and stylish. There are numerous choices available within this style. These include choosing the type of pearl, freshwater or saltwater, and its shape such as round or baroque, as well as choosing the color of the metal chain - yellow or white gold. Tin-cup style bracelets are delicate and charming and can easily go from a casual chic look to evening sophistication.
From left to right: Triple Akoya Pearl Bracelet , Multicolor Freshwater Pearl Bracelet , Double White Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, Tahitian Multicolor Bracelet, Pearls of Joy
Ever since the world saw that triple-strand white pearl bracelet on Princess Grace’s wrist, this bracelet style has become the definition of elegance and glamour. Multiple strand bracelets in white pearls are très chic and instantly dress up any look.
Both white Freshwater pearls as well as Japanese Akoya pearls are excellent choices for these bracelets. With a diamond-set clasp, these bracelets are the absolute go-to accessory for any occasion. However, with this style, pearl size becomes an important consideration. While a double-strand bracelet with 8.5 mm pearls can look very striking, triple strand bracelets look exceptionally graceful with luminous, round pearls of up to 7.5 mm in size.
Two important, though much overlooked, aspects of choosing bracelets is deciding on their length and clasp design. Wrist sizes differ. Wearing a too-tight or too-loose pearl bracelet can take away from its beauty and appeal. Similarly, the clasp is an essential part of any pearl bracelet, not only for its functionality but for its aesthetic appeal too. Some jewelry lovers prefer simple, minimalist clasps while others enjoy some flair in the clasp design. At Pearls of Joy, a wide range of bracelet sizes and clasp styles are available, so that pearl lovers can select their perfect bracelet!
Tahitian Pearl Bracelet, Tahitian Pearl Stud Earrings, Tahitian Pearl Elegance Earrings, Pearls of Joy
Bracelets are a much-loved accessory for women as well as men. Easy to put on and take off, they are the one jeweled accessory that continues to garner appreciation, not just on haute couture runways but also in people’s everyday lives.
Pearl bracelets have their own special appeal. This is as true today, as it was a hundred years ago, during the Art Deco period when Maison’s such as Cartier, Boucheron and later Mikimoto, crafted unforgettable bracelets with iridescent pearls.
There are many different ways to style pearl bracelets. Stacking them in one color and mixing them for size for instance. Try wearing smaller white Akoya pearl bracelets alongside larger white South Sea ones, or wearing a mix-and-match of colors and bringing the rainbow to your wrist.
Coordinating pearl colors for different seasons is another great idea. Pinks, peaches, lavenders and whites for spring and summer, goldens and greys for fall and winter.
Triple and double strand bracelets should be worn on their own. These bracelets look elegant all by themselves, and layering them with other bracelets would detract from their loveliness. Wearing tin-cup style bracelets on their own or pairing them with single strand bracelets in matching or contrasting color pearls, is also a great look.
With bracelets, you can go layered or dainty or stay somewhere in between. The choice is completely yours and the options are endless!
Featured Image: White Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, Pearls of Joy
Reema Farooqui is a content writer who loves pearls and pearl jewelry. You can find her on her website The Culture of Pearls or on Instagram at @thecultureofpearls