Gucci has taken the best (and possibly the worst) of the 1970s and run with in their past few collections. This bracelet would have looked right at home in that decade. It’s made with base metal literally filled in with coloured seed beads in a pierced heart design. According to Gucci’s description, this is meant to actually be worn across the top of the hand (so much for typing … or using your fingers in a useful way): The pierced heart motif that is seen throughout the Spring Summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection is reinterpreted as a palm cuff. This new fashion accessory fits over the hand and around the palm.”
This sells for USD$870. Lady of leisure status not included.
Chains and links are a staple in jewelry design. In this bracelet by Bex Rox, multiple chains are used to create a cuff.
They note, “Composed of 24k yellow gold plated chains interwoven with fine silver plated chains and fastened with a 24k yellow gold plated signature magnetic clasp.”
This sells for £327.
Jeweller Debra Adelson specializes in pieces which incorporate glass, to lovely effect. This Tidal Pool Bracelet has carved glass as its centrepiece, set in sterling silver and accented with white topaz stones. This is a one-of-a-kind piece. Contact Adelson re price and other for sale items.
I always think of a cuff as being a fairly substantial piece of arm candy but this is a delicate open bangle. By Leah Alexandra, it’s meant to be stacked and lends itself well to that style. It’s set with moonstones at either open end, and is gold plating over brass.
This sells for USD$170.
This is a pretty alternative to better known gold bracelets/cuffs/bangles (yeah, Love bracelet, I’m looking at you). By Zoe Chicco, it has an undulating line of small pave diamonds (.53 carats) across the knife edge of the thin 14k yellow gold cuff. It measures 5mm wide and sells for USD$4,100.
Available from ShopBazaar.com, this large bracelet by Aurelie Bidermann looks more delicate because of the “lace” pattern in the metal.
There is no info about the material used or the dimensions (because why would you want to know those things, right?), but Bidermann does costume jewellery, so I will assume it’s silver plated base metal. This sells for USD$845.
Pamela Love’s Inlay Cross Cuff bracelet echoes Native American pieces in its use natural stone, and the overall shape and design. In this iteration, she is using jasper in what she calls a windowpane motif. With a sterling silver setting, the bracelet measures 6mm to 1cm band width, 13cm from end to end. It’s available at Barneys for USD$600.
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This bracelet by Mia Hebib is made of gold plated brass that has been given a patina; it sells for USD$285.
Maybe because two of the YSL initials are in my own name, but I don’t actually find this monogram bracelet logo-obnoxious. In fact, it’s a pretty clever way to use the designer’s initials in an accessory. Though I notice that although Yves is now referred to solely as Saint Laurent, but obviously they needed the Y to give the design a bit of oomph.
This is made in black enamel coated brass and available for USD$695 at the YSL (SL?) website.