Hand Cuffs

March 23, 2014

I do believe that wearing an elegant, understated cuff bracelet or two, without going into arm party territory, is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. The only bracelet I own right now is a delicate gold chain with a tiny cubic zirconia stone, and while I do love it, I often long for something with a little bit more punch.

I once owned a hinged bangle that was quite perfect, but the hinge came loose and I lost the bracelet. Though I miss it very much, I am reluctant to purchase it again since the hinge was so flimsy — I wouldn’t want to lose it again. I browsed a little to find other options.

I’ve seen accessories by MIRLO featured on AndyHeart very often, and couldn’t help but notice how perfectly simple the pieces are. I am particularly smitten by the Horseshoe Cuff (seen on the left), though I am a little worried the chain would be in the way.

Etsy is my favourite place to browse for jewelry. The large number of artisans on there give you the widest range of styles to choose from. I found Favor while looking for cuff bracelets, and I quite love the hammered cuff (left) and the bar ID bracelet (right) in particular. They are both 14K gold fill, and are really affordable.

Who doesn’t love Catbird? I can only dream to own one of their pieces at the moment, but their Ballerina bracelet found a place on my wishlist as soon as I saw it on their Instagram.

I am not really picky as far as quality goes for my jewelry. There is no need for precious metal as long as the piece doesn’t rust or tarnish, so I do appreciate materials like brass, steel or 14K gold fill which don’t cost too much. I also don’t mind buying my accessories from chains like H&M, which admittedly offer many, many affordable and beautiful cuff bracelets, but finding one that fits my smaller wrist is often very hard.

I’m curious to know if you guys have any more suggestions of designers and stores for dainty wrist jewelry. I’d love to hear about them!

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Fashion, Jewelry, Style, Things I Like, Wishlist

There are 10 comments in this article:

  1. 03/23/2014Sue says:

    I think it was because I struggled with bracelet sizing so much that I started to make my own and never looked back. I am in agreement though, some of the more delicate metal pieces are so effective and chic and really finish an outfit in such a lovely understated way. You don’t always need it to be an OTT piece to get noticed.

  2. 03/23/2014Christine says:

    Ah! How I wished I had any jewelry-making skills. I would never have to worry about finding the perfect piece again.
    I agree! I am into some OTT pieces when it’s a special event, like a wedding, but otherwise, I am more likely to notice (and be envious of) delicate and elegant pieces on someone. 🙂

  3. 03/23/2014Tammy T. says:

    love all of these!! especially the Bar ID one, and the ballerina one *-*. watches and dainty bracelets are the only accessories i’ll really look out for (rings are nice too, but sadly i just don’t think my fingers are nice enough for rings)

  4. 03/23/2014Christine says:

    You know how much I love rings! And nonsense, they look good on anyone. I think small delicate ones would look especially pretty on you.

  5. 03/25/2014Liz says:

    Oh gosh, they’re all so pretty! I wish I could wear delicate things like that but I am too rough with my accessories. It actually got to the point that I completely stopped buying them except for the odd ring here and there. Just looked at that Ballerina bracelet and DANG it costs a lot. x___x

  6. 03/29/2014Christine says:

    I don’t know if I am rough but I am kind of clumsy… I lost one half of my favourite pair of earrings a while back. 🙁 Had to purchase them again and they weren’t cheap… So now I am completely paranoid about all the jewelry I wear, constantly touching them and making sure they’re still on me.
    YES IT DOES so I don’t think I’ll ever own it but it’s so pretty!

  7. 06/2/2014Human Racing says:

    These are all so delicate and beautiful! I’m actually thinking of getting the id bracelet for myself. I have impossibly small wrists, so I haven’t worn a bracelet in who knows how long. I did find some thin gold bangles laying around my house though while moving that have restored my infatuation with bracelets, and have also been trying to find a good bracelet for understated daily wear. Good luck with your search!

  8. 06/4/2014Christine says:

    The ID bracelet can be adjusted according to the seller, so it will probably fit you fine! It is beautiful. I did end up repurchasing that bangle I had lost (as mentioned above) as there was a promotion I couldn’t pass up. Thankfully, this time it is rock solid and doesn’t come off until I remove it myself. Amazing how such a simple accessory can change one’s appearance, isn’t it?

  9. 11/18/2014Sher says:

    ooh i love how dainty those hand cuffs are! I’ve been meaning to check out catbird but haven’t seen their stuff in person yet. I’m a fan of the Jennifer Zeuner lariat necklaces myself! 🙂


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