The Power of the Cuff Bracelet

Refined, glamorous and versatile; cuff bracelets are the trademark of a woman who knows her power and how to wield it. When you browse your local handmade jewellery boutique and you will see cuffs of all widths and styles. Some are carved with intricate patterns whilst others are encrusted with precious gemstones and others are left entirely plain.

Cuff Bracelets

What is a cuff bracelet?

The simple cuff bracelet has a sprawling history that dates back as far as the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Incas. Ancient Egyptians would drape their arms with gold and silver cuffs whilst Greek and Roman soldiers wore them as protective gear.

During the 20th century, the cuff bracelet took the fashion world by storm. Coco Chanel’s iconic Maltese cross cuffs set the tone for jewellery trends in the 1930s and these luxurious designs are still in demand today.

In the contemporary jewellery industry,  a cuff bracelet is either an open or closed rigid bracelet. Open cuffs may feature a ball at either end to keep the bracelet secure, whereas closed bracelets will either snap shut or you can slide it over your hand and onto your wrist.

There is so much scope for variety that you can always find a plethora of choices in the latest season’s jewellery offers.

What does a cuff bracelet symbolise?

What does a cuff bracelet symbolise

Cuff bracelets have challenged the traditional concept of femininity. These statement pieces show that beauty can be fearless and warrior-like. Whether you wear your cuff with a princess necklace, a diamond ring or a pair of unisex cufflinks – the power of the cuff bracelet puts the power in your court.

How do you wear a cuff bracelet?

Cuff bracelets may be worn during the day or at night. A minimalist cuff bracelet embellished with a simple gemstone or motif will spruce up your work attire or be the perfect final touch for your casual wardrobe. More ornate cuff bracelets lend themselves to formal occasions and special events.

Unlike bangles and other bracelets which you may layer along your arm, cuff bracelets look best when you choose to wear only one per wrist.

As the golden rule of jewellery dictates, less is more. So the more decorative your cuff bracelet is will give you a cue to how many other items you can get away with at a given time.  You may coordinate your jewellery with other items of your choice. A cuff bracelet paired with a simple ring or pair of unisex cufflinks will give your outfit an edge of power and communicate confidence.

Where can I buy a cuff bracelet?

Where can I buy a cuff bracelet

As with all jewellery, you should shop with a reputable designer to ensure that you receive a quality item. Cuff bracelets are available at most handmade jewellery shops and you will find them in a variety of metallic hues. It is often possible to customise your cuff with a gemstone or engraving of your choice, which makes it a special gift for a loved one.

If you want to build a collection of coordinating pieces, you should consider this when shopping for your cuff bracelet. You can browse the latest jewellery offers online.

Did you like this? Share it:
Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Comments are closed.