When it comes to the world of accessories, it can sometimes be hard to know what to wear and with an overwhelming number of different types of jewellery out there, the difference between a bangle and a bracelet can be hard to tell. With that in mind, here’s a quick lowdown on the different types of Very jewellery out there, so next time you wonder, you can just check and see.
Anklet – An anklet is like a bracelet, but for the ankle. These tend to be delicate pieces, or sometimes hold charms and are great for wearing on holidays or a night out.
Bangle – A bangle is a solid bracelet – this means that it is unlike a chain style bracelet but tends to be bulkier and more rigid and will not ‘give’ when you put it on. Sometimes you’ll need to squeeze your hand through these!
Bracelet – A bracelet is a piece of jewellery designed to go around the wrist and comes in many forms. A bracelet is unlike a bangle, which is rigid, but tends to be made from metal, or linked embellishments such as jewels or panels. A popular style of bracelet today is the charm bracelet – the modern versions feature beads that wrap around the necklace and are customisable by each customer who can choose their own selection of a wide range of beads.
Earrings – Earrings are designed to hang from the earlobe and are either made to hang from a piercing in the ear or you can also get ‘clip-on’ varieties, which require no pre-piercing. Earrings come in a massive range of styles, from simple studs through to large, ornate earrings and those that dangle well below the ear. The choice can simply depend on your choice of outfit.
Necklace – A necklace is a piece of jewellery designed to go around the neck. Generally these are thin chains, made from a variety of metals, although some can be made up of linking elements, such as panels or different jewels or materials.
Pendant – A pendant is similar to a necklace, but has a central ‘focal’ point. This focal point could be one simple jewel or locket, or perhaps several linked together. The pendant is always worn at the front and keeps the necklace in place.
Watch – A watch is an important piece of jewellery but is often overlooked because it’s considered very practical. Watches these days can come with leather or metal straps, but many ladies’ watches are also designed to look like bracelets and are more delicate and ornate than their traditional counterparts.