A gold bracelet is a timeless piece of jewellery that you can wear over again with a variety of outfits and to many different social events. You could also wear it every day. But which one would you choose? A gold bracelet seems like a pretty basic piece of jewellery to choose when buying one, however these days with all the different styles and designs available, choosing the right one for yourself or someone else could seem tricky and time consuming. However, it really is just a matter of choosing the gold purity, style/design and gold colour.
The purity of a gold bracelet is measured in carats or K. The higher the value in carats, the higher the value of the bracelet. There are variations in gold carats from 1 carat up to 24 carats which is considered pure gold. The most common carats used for gold jewellery are 9K, 10K, 14K, 18K and 24K. We would recommend sticking to 9K-18K gold for your bracelet, as 24K can be a bit too malleable and if bumped too hard it can change shape and get dints.
There are countless styles and design types to choose from. The choice you make should really reflect your tastes, and will depend on when you’ll be wearing your gold bracelet and how often you’ll be wearing it. Another feature to think about is whether you’ll choose a trendy bracelet or a bracelet with a classic style. There are styles with unique chain links and some that have charms attached. They also come in designs with large flat surfaces that have patterns on them or shiny surfaces that have the potential to be engraved. A great gold bracelet design to give as a gift is a cuff as it generally fits anyone and you don’t need to know the size of the wearer’s wrist.
There are gold plated, hollow gold and solid gold bracelets. The solid ones are heavier than other types, but most people get used to the extra weight and after a short while don’t notice it anymore. Solid gold bracelets are great for people who plan to wear their bracelets often as they are much more resistant to wear-and-tear than hollow gold and gold plated bracelets, hollow gold can squash easily when bumped hard and gold plated bracelets tend to tarnish quite quickly.
When it comes to choosing the colour of your gold bracelet, well you’re on your own. This comes down to personal taste. Some people love white gold and others don’t as they find people confuse it with sterling silver. There are different colours of gold to choose from, the most common being yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. Some jewellers also offer green gold and black gold – these colours might be for the more adventurous types.
Your choice of gold bracelet should really reflect your personality or the wearer’s personality. It is also a good idea to think about when the bracelet is going to be worn, and if it will be worn often then it would be a good idea to choose one that’s made of solid gold.