Bracelets, especially designer bracelets, are the unsung heroes of the jewelry box. Fashion Week has proven that bracelets can deliver powerful aesthetic impact without pulling focus from the rest of a great outfit. While the rise of tenniscore and statement bangles have brought bracelets closer to the forefront of fashionable accessories, bracelets remain a bit of an accessories afterthought. Still, we think it’s high time to give them the attention they deserve.
If you’ve never purchased or worn a designer bracelet before, don’t fret. The same jewelry rules you’d use for earrings or rings apply to both shopping for and styling bracelets. Investing in designer pieces is the safest bet for your skin and your budget in the long run since low-quality metals could lead to skin allergies, tarnishing, and breakage. That said, you don’t have to opt for solid gold 100% of the time. “If you are looking for an heirloom, buy 14K gold,” says Paula Rosen, founder and designer of Paula Rosen Jewelry.
If you’re ready to invest in the best designer jewelry out there, we’ve scoured the internet for designer bracelets that deliver style and structural longevity in equal measure.
Designer Pearl Bracelets
Pearls bring an air of classic elegance to a look, regardless of how you choose to style them. Whether you love a traditional single pearl strand bracelet moment or gravitate towards stacking pearls with chains and beads, there are a few things you should keep in mind before investing in a designer piece. “Pearls have two grading systems used throughout the industry—the AAA to A system is the most common—and many qualities determine their overall value.” Jennie Yoon, CEO and founder of Kinn Studio, tells InStyle. “There’s size—the bigger, the rarer, shape—round and symmetrical pearls are generally more prized, color, luster, and