To many women a chain bracelet is not only a piece of jewelry, but also a form of self expression; therefore, if you are interested in buying the unit, you should choose the right one:
Styles of bracelets
Traditional units: the traditional units are usually chain linked and made from gold, silver and other metals. These bracelets have a number of charms that depict a variety of animals, sports, hobbies, and many other things. The good side is that the charms don’t come off once fixed. This is because they are usually soldered on the bracelet.
European bracelets: they are almost similar to the traditional units; however, instead of hanging charms, they have round charms that are threaded through a wire chain. The charms are in form of beads.
The most common brand of European bracelets is Pandora. The good thing about the European charms is that they are interchangeable; therefore, you can easily change the appeal of the bracelet by simply interchanging the charms.
Italian units: the unit is made from an elastic material and the charms are usually snapped and linked into place. The charms are made from silver, gold, or any other metal. Just like the European bracelets, you can easily alter the appeal of the chain by simply changing the charms.
Factors to consider when buying a charm bracelet
Size: smaller bracelets are easy to wear while larger units make a bold statement and they are memorable. Although, this is the case, it’s wise to go for units that are of ideal size. As rule of thumb the bracelet you want to buy must fit your wrist.
If you are interested in buying traditional or European units, you should remember that their sizes vary between 16 and 23 centimeters long. Pandora bracelets are designed to be wrapped around the wrist for at least two or more times.
Before you go shopping you should first measure your wrist. If you are buying for a young one, you should account for growing room; therefore, it’s wise to go for a larger unit.
Material: the material that you choose should be durable to allow you to use the units for a long time. Due to this it’s wise to go for units that are made from silver or gold. Leather is also known to be durable; therefore, you should go for units made from it.
This is what you need to know about charm bracelets, when buying the units you should always ensure that you buy them from a reputable store.