The Difference Between A Bracelet And A Bangle

From shaking hands at first introductions to taking sips of wine on an evening with a loved one, our hands and wrists are part of how we communicate. As basic movements like gesturing and reaching for objects expose our hands and wrists, making a statement or expressing your style is simple. Acting as a blank canvas, our wrists can help to express our personalities and unique quirks. Whether you choose thin bangles or bold neoprene bracelets, dress your wrists up to match any outfit or special occasion. 

Add finesse and sophistication to your style by completing your look with refined jewellery. At Linneys, we craft a high-quality collection of bracelets and bangles designed to complement your personality and appearance. From delicate pearl bracelets to statement gold bangles, find a piece that suits your style. 

Understanding the Difference

Though both worn on the wrist, bracelets and bangles are two very different types of jewellery. Bracelets are more delicate and flexible, commonly made out of links or other connecting components that aren’t moulded to hold a particular shape. Bangles, on the other hand, are always ring-shaped. While they vary in style and design, bangles have a more rigid and structured appearance and maintain their shape both on and off the wrist.

Choosing to wear a bracelet or a bangle is a completely personal decision. Depending on your style or occasion, you might opt for one or the other – or maybe even both.

Choosing a Style and Design

When it comes to selecting the perfect bracelet or bangle to add to your collection, it’s important to remember that no two individuals are the same. From simple and understated styles to bold and contemporary looks, all jewelry-wearers have unique preferences and requirements for the ideal bracelet or bangle.

If you’re browsing for a special occasion piece, a statement cuff bangle might complete your look. If you’re looking for something special to add to your everyday appearance, an understated neoprene bangle or pearl bracelet might work best.

What to Know When Choosing Your Ideal Pieces

Before you decide on a piece, be sure to try it on and examine how it suits your wrist, hands and overall appearance. Some people prefer the flexibility of a bracelet for everyday wear, while others like to make a bold statement with a cuff bangle. Whether for daily use or reserved for special occasions, it’s best to identify your preferences and requirements early on when you’re thinking of investing in a new bracelet or bangle. 

Explore our Collection of Bangles and Bracelets

Adding new pieces of jewellery to your collection is an exciting time. From refining your everyday style to selecting new pieces for a special occasion, the experienced jewellers at Linneys are here to help. We guide you through our bracelet and bangle collection to help you examine and evaluate which pieces work best for your style. Handcrafted in Western Australia, you’re guaranteed a wearable piece of art when you choose a Linneys bracelet or bangle.

Shop our range of bracelets and bangles online to find your signature piece.