Empowering and emboldening their wearers since ancient times, bracelets are back with a vengeance that's perfectly suited to the modern-day woman of style and status. While more practical pieces such as tennis bracelets and simple bangles are ideal for daily wear, a beautiful statement bracelet can make a huge impact and elevate any ensemble from ordinary to extraordinary. Read on below to view a list of our seven favorite statement bracelets in our current collection that can be worn, appreciated... and are sure to be envied.
French jewelry designer François-Désiré Froment-Meurice pays tribute to the opulent jewels of the Renaissance with this unique and decadent cuff bracelet that dates back to the 1850s. Centered by a sparkling pink topaz, the stone is framed by two silver cupid figures with additional pearl, enamel, and wrought gold forms in the shape of ivy. Froment-Meurice boasted some of Europe's most influential members of society as his clients, including the Duchess of Parma and Napoleon II and Empress Eugenie. To sport this elegant Rococo bracelet is to elevate oneself to their stature!
An era applauded for its timeless design that evokes modernity and sophistication, the Art Deco period produced some of history's most desirable estate jewelry. Much loved, these Art Deco pieces continue to be in exceptionally high demand today! This stylish period bracelet epitomizes the dazzling age of the early 20th century with its abundance of shimmering gemstones set in a geometric design. The piece boasts 12.50 carats of emeralds which are complemented by 50.00 total carats of white diamonds.
Inspired by the coveted designs of fashion house Chanel, this Matelassée (or “quilted”) bracelet packs a punch of classic glamour that will make an impressive statement. Comprised of diamond-encrusted 18K yellow gold latticework, the niches are adorned with a multitude of cultured pearls. This innovative design garnered widespread attention after being featured in an exhibition entitled Pearls: A Natural History that traveled around the globe from 2001 to 2008.
This modern sapphire mesh bracelet is a pleasure to touch and to wear. It features an extraordinary 494 velvety-blue sapphires that weigh a combined 66.58 carats set in 18K rhodium-plated gold. Its flexible, snake-like setting is smooth to the touch, and its ingenious design makes it incredibly versatile: this special bracelet is perfect for your wrist at the most formal of occasions, but would also add a degree of sophistication to the most casual of outfits.
This exquisite peacock-themed bracelet combines beautifully colored stones with a one-of-a-kind design, together making for an alluring statement piece. Four cushion-shaped fancy yellow diamonds that total 3.00 carats in weight take center stage in the design. The stones are enhanced by dozens of perfectly matched rare Tsavorite garnets and sapphires, together totaling 12.80 carats, in addition to 1.72 carats of round brilliant cut yellow diamonds. A beauty on its own, the bracelet can also be paired with this matching Fancy Yellow Diamond Peacock Necklace.
This stunning, unexpected wrap cuff bracelet is comprised of 59 yellow diamonds that total 24.93 carats all together. A most dynamic of settings, the cuff showcases diamonds of varying shapes that are unified by their golden hue. Each yellow diamond is surrounded by a frame of white diamonds totaling 9.49 carats and set in 18K white gold. While modern in design, yellow diamonds are so universally coveted that the bracelet feels simultaneously classic and highly wearable.
A rich, alluring purple amethyst takes center stage in this impressive cuff bracelet. Weighing approximately 50 carats, the evenly distributed color speaks for itself in this big and beautiful cushion-cut stone. An impressive scale suited perfectly to the wrist, the amethyst is set within a starburst motif of white diamonds and 18K yellow gold.
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