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Diamond Bracelets at JWO Jewelers
The traditional diamond tennis-style bracelet is a classic. Whether it’s an “S” link or diamond-line bracelet, these styles seem to showcase the diamonds best.
When purchasing a diamond bracelet, it’s always wise to consider the link of the bracelet – it may have one simple link or a pin-and-hinge mounting. Always inspect the links between diamonds to ensure their safety. You want them to be as tight as possible for maximum security.
The bangle with diamonds is also a very popular style. A hinged bangle with diamonds on top of the wrist is a beautiful look, and you’ll never have to worry about diamonds twisting to the bottom of your wrist, since most bangles are oval-shaped.
Another important factor to consider is the type of clasp on the bracelet. If you are an active person, you may want to go for a traditional clasp, as well as a safety clasp. An added figure-eight clasp can serve as a safety clasp to either one or both sides. Safety clasps are always a smart way to add security.
There’s also the small matter of gold versus platinum. Which type of metal is best for you?
Both gold and platinum are strong, as well as durable. Platinum is the stronger of the two metals, but it will show more wear and tear more than gold, because it’s also the softer of the two. Platinum tends to scratch easily and will show a patina – similar to an old or worn piece of jewelry. Some folks like the patina on a piece of jewelry. It makes the piece authentic.
Gold is a less pure metal, and is therefore less likely to scratch than platinum. We suggest 14 karat, as it won’t be too soft like 18 karat or 22 karat would, but it also won’t be brittle like 10 karat would. 14 karat is the sweet spot, so to speak.
Both metals will need to be polished and possibly re-plated from time to time, to keep them looking fresh and new.
Maintenance of Your Diamond Bracelet
When your bracelet is worn properly, you should be able to put one fingers width between the bottom of the bracelet and your wrist.
It’s always a good rule of thumb to have your bracelet cleaned and inspected at least once per year. During this time, your jeweler can clean and inspect the links, pin-and-hinges, prongs, and bezels on your bracelet.
They can also check out the clasp and safety, to make sure they are operating properly and not showing signs of wear and tear. It’s always more cost efficient to replace a prong, bezel, link or pin-and-hinge than to replace a missing diamond or diamonds. You want to keep that bracelet clean and sparkly!