12 Jewelry Trends for 2014: Bracelets—Bangles, Cuffs, and More

The annual 12 Jewelry Trends for 2014 list aims to serve as a guideline for store purchases in the new year, highlighting pieces and materials trending now, based on the clothing, color, red carpet, and real-life influences at work in the market. Bracelets are the 10th trend on the list, and here’s why they are even more important to jewelers this year.

Bracelets. Admittedly, this is kind of a big duh; of course folks are going to wear bracelets. But consider that the unifier in all of spring’s clothing—from menswear-inspired numbers to rocker-chic getups, T-shirts and jeans, or sleeveless tops—is often a bare wrist that demands coverage. To wit, clients’ go-to accessories are bangles, cuffs, stacking styles, or wide models with clasps.

Belle Etoile rubber bracelet with silver and CZ

Italian-made brown rubber bracelet with sterling silver and CZ, $225; Belle Étoile

Noble by Bendtner bracelet in stingray, silver, and diamonds

Urban Signature bracelet in sterling silver with black rhodium, 0.06 ct. black diamonds, and a patented lock-on stingray, $495; Noble by Bendtner for Arslev Jewelry

Red C Jewels Pyramid cuff bangle

Pyramid cuff bangle in 14k gold with 0.4 ct. diamonds, $975; Red C Jewels

Babette Shennan Ginkgo bracelet

Hinged Gingko cuff in sterling silver and 14k yellow gold with an antique silk finish and 6.8 cts. t.w. tsavorites, $9,900; Babette Shennan

Uneek bracelet in platinum with diamonds

Bracelet in platinum with 25 cts. t.w. diamonds, $225,000; Uneek by Benjamin Javaheri

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