Gold Bracelets for Women
Whether you are looking for gold bracelets or a beautiful diamond tennis bracelet, you will find handcrafted quality with Noray Designs. Our range of custom-made designer bracelets for women gives plenty of choice in terms of designs, and 14k gold of the highest quality in white gold and yellow gold designs.
A Brief Bracelet History
As you know, a bracelet is worn on the lower part of the arm, below the elbow and normally around the wrist. This doesn't seem like an important detail, but actually if it is worn around the upper part of the arm it becomes known as an armlet. The word bracelet comes from "brachile", a greek word meaning "around the arm". We often think of jewellery, including bracelets, as a modern invention, but this is not the case. Archaeologists have actually found bracelets from around 40,000 years ago. Bracelets have been found with spiritual connections and designs which date back to ancient civilizations. Interestingly, a lot of the different cultures in history have used bracelets as part of their attire. In fact, the Egyptians were known for the Scarab bracelet. These are very different to many modern diamond bracelet options, but the same principle applies.
Types of Gold Bracelets at Noray Designs
We offer a variety of different unique gold bracelets, and have explained some of the types and styles of bracelets below.
Diamond Tennis Bracelets
Tennis bracelets got their name in an unusual way. In the 1987 US Open, Chris Evert stopped and took a time out due to the fact that he diamond bracelet had fallen off her bracelet. The clasp of the bracelet has broken, and she called it her "tennis bracelet", the nickname was quickly adopted for women's bracelet designs. A tennis bracelet is usually flexible, stackable and easy to wear with a variety of different outfits. They have an elegant, timeless look. Types include the flower cluster tennis bracelet, with a classy flowery design, and the circle tennis bracelet with it's circular links.
A station bracelet looks a little like train tracks, with the "stations" being the particular gems or adornments to give decoration. These can be diamonds in clusters, or a variety of other shapes. You can also buy necklaces with the same design, and sometimes people get matching sets of station bracelets and station necklaces.
Another classic style of gold bracelets is the link bracelet. Link bracelets come in a "chain" style design, with each link looping into the next. These are flexible gold bracelets for women with a unique look. Some people remove links to adjust the size of link bracelets.
What to Look for When Buying Diamond Bracelets
Next, some features and factors to consider when you are choosing diamond bracelets. It can be hard to know what the terminology means and a little research goes a long way.
There are a number of different styles of gold to compliment diamond bracelets such as white gold and yellow gold (these are the classical looking bracelets) and also other styles including rose gold which can be statement pieces.
The type of stone or stones within the bracelet can make all the difference. Diamonds are usually divided into I and II types, which are categorized based on whether there are nitrogen impurities.
Clarity is an important factor in valuing the diamonds. It isn't the most important to the naked eye as you may not be able to spot the clarity without a magnifying glass, but higher clarity diamonds have a much higher value.
The carat relates to the size and weight of the diamond. Smaller diamonds with better clarity might be worth more, but many people look for a higher carat weight, and this usually means a bigger diamond.
The cut is the most important aspect when it comes to how the diamond sparkles, and makes a big impact on the diamond value and look. The rankings are Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor. Fair and Poor diamonds are the lower quality options.
How to Choose the Perfect Bracelet as a Gift
Choosing the perfect bracelet as a gift for someone can be tough, but there are certain things you can do to ensure that you have the best chance of buying someone a bracelet they truly love.
- Consider the skin tone of whoever you are going to give your bracelet to. This will make a big difference when choosing the type of gold. Cool skin tones should be matched with white gold or platinum, whereas warmer tones tend to look much better with rose gold or yellow gold. If you're gifting a beautiful handmade bracelet to someone with neutral skin, either type of gold bracelets for women will look great.
- Buy natural diamonds, gemstones and metal which haven't been cheaply processed in order to ensure that the bracelet in question won't trigger allergic reactions. Natural, high-quality gold will avoid any issues with allergies.
- Consider the age of the recipient, and their style. Our unique bracelets for women can offer either subtle elegance or more extravagant and outgoing designs.
- Naturally, budget will come into consideration when choosing diamond bracelets. Some of the larger stones and beautiful handcrafted designs can cost more, for instance, a tennis bracelet for women will have more stones, which can make it far more expensive. For a design that is easier on the finances then you might consider a link style bracelet or station bracelets.
Choosing bracelets can be a difficult process, but a very enjoyable one, if you are buying a diamond bracelet for women as a gift then you should think about their style, and what they will love. There are certain aspects of design that come down to choice, but we believe that custom-made and fine, handcrafted diamond bracelets should be the only choice for a classy bracelet.