A bracelet is a somewhat flexible band of material wrapped around the wrist as ornamentation. It can be leather, metal, plastic, or even paper, but that is not it. There are many different purposes to wearing it, ways of wearing it, and accordingly many different types of bracelets. Here are some of them.
A bar bracelet will have a thin rectangular bar shaped element on the front. It is usually attached to a chain.
Bracelets made of different types of beads – it can be woven beaded tape or beaded cord or a single string of beads. Learn different ways to make beaded bracelets here.
Bio Magnetic Bracelet
Therapeutic bracelets with magnets attached are meant to heal the body with magnetic energy.
A bracelet with a birthstone attached to it. Birthstones are attached for luck and good fortune.
Most of the colorful beaded, multilayered bracelets can be said to be boho bracelets.
Braiding different types of cords to make a bracelet is a common practice. It is then attached to simply fasteners to make attractive bracelets.
Metal Chain Bracelet
Chain bracelets are made of metals in gold and silver colors; expensive ones can be made of gold, or platinum and cheaper ones are available in rhodium plated silver and silver plated alloys. When they are chunky and heavy it gives off a rugged vibe.
A charm bracelet is a draped chain bracelet with several charms added to it. Special amulets can be added to the chain links that are intended to bring luck and charm to the wearer.
This bracelet is made to show case a special amulet or bead.
The crystal stones in these bracelets are supposed to have healing properties.
A wide bracelet – can be made of fabric, metal, leather, plastic.
Metal bracelets with delicate filigree work.
Friendship bracelets are made by one friend for another to celebrate their friendship.
Leather cuff Bracelet
Once upon a time, leather cuffs were signs of nobility and high rank. It was an important part of warrior gear. Today leather cuffs are associated with a punk fashion style.
Letter or Name Bracelet
This type of bracelet will have beads or bars with letters or names engraved. Can be initials too.
This simple and elegant bracelet consists of links.
Love, hope, happiness Bracelet
This is a very popular wording in bracelets. The bracelet can be made of anything but the wording looks the same.
These are bracelets made of silver, gold, platinum or alloys which are silver or gold plated.
Message /Meaningful words Bracelet
A bracelet with wordings engraved on it to convey a meaning.
Memory wire Bracelet
Memory wire is a flexible wire which stretches – no need for any fasteners for this type of bracelet.
Open Bangle Bracelet
This looks like a bangle but differs in that it is open.
This bracelet started as survival gear for paratroopers during World War II – It consists of more than 10 feet of paracord which can be used in emergencies.
Single or multi layered pearl chains are used to make elegant bracelets.
The bracelet will be made of special beads which are used to chant prayers – you can count the chants on the beads of the bracelet. Some like the Rudraksha bead bracelets are supposed to have special magical powers.
Rubber loom Bracelet
Bracelet made of colourful rubberbands and braided on a small loom.
This type of leather bracelets with studs and skulls are staple of biker gear.
Sailor knot bracelet
A bracelet with a sailor knot in the front.
Stack/ Multi layered Bracelet
This bracelet comes in many layers. It has a very boho bohemian vibe, when it is made of beads and charms.
This bracelet is so called because of the fastening which allows it to slide down the hands, when it is loosened.
So called because of its association with a Tennis legend, Chris Evert who wore this bracelet to a tennis event. It is a sleek bracelet made of a line of diamonds (original or fake) of the same size, shape and color set side by side.
These bracelets come with a watch component in the front.
This consists of a tape which is woven on a tape loom.
This refers to a single string of big beads with therapeutic properties.