One of the most quintessential items of jewelry for any wardrobe is a bracelet. Whether it be a minimalist slim bangle, a chunky bedazzled cuff, a delicate diamond encrusted bracelet or a gold cable chain laden with charms, bracelets instantly add polish and chic to any ensemble. Unlike worrying about the size of a ring or the weight of a pair of earrings, bracelets make a smart and timeless present for any occasion. Here we will explore the most famous designer bracelets that are currently highest in demand.
Cartier Love Bracelet
The most recognizable and popular bangle gracing the wrists of celebrities everywhere is none other than the Cartier Love Bracelet. Everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Kylie Jenner has been photographed sporting either single or multiple of these classic, understated bangles. While the bracelet has a modern cult following, the design was introduced back in 1969 as a sign of romantic symbolism. Famously, the Cartier Love Bracelet is locked onto the wrist of the beloved with a special screwdriver that accompanies the bracelet. At the time of the original release, famous couples such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and Ali MacGraw and Steve McQueen popularized this unique symbol of devotion.
Cartier Juste un Clou
Another highly coveted Cartier bracelet is the Juste un Clou design, which aptly translates to “only a nail.” The inspiration behind this minimalist design is the humble nail. Italian jewelry designer Aldo Cipullo, also responsible for the Love Bracelet, morphed the shape of an unassuming small metal spike into an elegant and exclusive piece of jewelry. The bracelet is available with and without diamonds adorning the nail head, further elevating the lowly nail to new heights of luxury.
David Yurman Cable Bracelet
David Yurman’s very popular and instantly recognizable cable bracelet takes its inspiration from a grander source, the Italian Renaissance. The shape is a twisted helix adorned with either precious metal or gemstones at the caps. Yurman introduced his signature design in 1983 and has been awarded two rare design trademarks in the United States for the unique cable motif. Over the years there have been countless iterations of this classic, sculptural bracelet decorated with jewels such as diamonds, amethyst, citrine, peridot, and blue topaz.
Tiffany & Co. T Collection
Tiffany & Co. is an iconic jewelry brand with a storied history, so it is apt that with the new T collection, designer Francesca Amfitheatrof looked to the brand’s flagship location on Fifth Avenue and the architectural splendor of New York City as her muse. She also pulled inspiration from the Tiffany archives exploring the structure and style of bracelet designs from the 1940’s. The confluence of these influences led the jewelry house to create a bracelet with a strong, bold, energetic T shape that subtly yet emphatically represents the dynamism of the city and of the Tiffany label. Holly Golightly and Audrey Hepburn would both certainly have worn these T bracelets with effortless aplomb.
Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra
Van Cleef & Arpels is known for their inimitable Alhambra emblem—the classic four-leaf clover talisman. Van Cleef debuted this seminal design back in 1968 and named the quatrefoil after the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, which hosts a vast array of sweeping arches as part of its incredible architecture. Since its inception, the Alhambra motif has adorned necklaces, earrings, and bracelets in a plethora of colors, sizes and materials. With a single mother-of-pearl Alhambra on a delicate gold chain or several malachite clovers all in a row, these Van Cleef bracelets are synonymous with class and good luck!
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