Beaded bracelets are more than just a piece of jewelry; they are fashion accessory that celebrates and treasure special moments in the wearer’s life. The colors of the beads and the charm are either reflective of one’s likes and personality, or a memento from a big milestone. While traditional bracelets with dangling charm once dominated the market, 2 new styles, the European and the Italian, have become very popular in recent years. These types of charm bracelets have interchangeable beads or links which allows for mix and match and making the ultimate accessory.
Type of Beaded Bracelets and Charm Bracelets
Italian charm bracelets have rectangular, flat charms that fit around an elastic band. European charm bracelets have rounded beads that slide onto a metal bracelet. Just like the Italian charm bracelets, European beaded bracelets have interchangeable charms. European charms can be made from Murano, glass, and enamel, or metal. The bracelet is usually made from metal too.
Do’s and Don’ts When Buying Charms and Beads Bracelets
Finding a beads bracelet and charms to fit one’s taste and budget can be a breeze when you are following a short checklist. From choosing the right bracelet first to trying a new style, the list of do’s and don’ts below can help you spice up your outfits and avoid fashion oops!
Do Select the Bracelet First
The style and color of the bracelets dictates which charms are matching. European beaded and Italian charms are compatible but they do not fit into traditional charm bracelets
Don’t Sacrifice Quality for Cost
Avoid sacrificing quality for less cost. You might not want to invest a fortune to get a piece of jewelry with a big brand name. Cheap jewelry is not a good investment. A bracelet with flimsy clasp could break, and charms made out of cheap metals could tarnish. You can always find good quality, artisan made jewelry at reasonable pricing. Beaded bracelets are kept for a long time, so choosing the right beads bracelet will get you a fashion accent that can hold up for many years.
Do Add Color
Women with Italian and European beaded bracelets can add as much color as they want with these interchangeable styles. European glass beads can be the perfect accent for a blouse or dress. Italian charms can really make the bracelet pop with their enamel colored faces.
Do Experiment with Colors and Styles
European and Italian beaded bracelets allow you to change and remove charms. Italian charm bracelets can only hold 18 charms at a time, and many women have more than that in their Jewelry box for a special occasion or for matching a certain outfit. There are also a finite number of European beads and charms that can fit on a single bracelet but the number depends on the bead’s width.
Do Get Lots of Beads and Charms
Women can never have enough charms and beads. Italian and European beads and charms can be swapped out at a whim. On top of that, you can always wear more than one charm bracelet; many fashionable women accessorize with more than one charm bracelets in complimentary colors.
Finally, Do have lots of fun mixing and matching your beads and charms!