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Bracelets: Education & Buying Tips

As one of the oldest jewelry styles, bracelets are classic accessories anyone can wear. Learn about different bracelet styles, designs, chain types and buying tips. Whether you're buying a bracelet for yourself or giving this jewelry as a gift, the Blue Nile bracelet guide can help you find the perfect piece.


This is the classic bracelet. You''ll find a variety of chain designs, like the traditional round-link rolo or wheat chain, in a variety of metals like sterling silver, 18k gold, and platinum.

SHOP CHAIN BRACELETS                                                                     
Chain Bracelet


A pearl bracelet is a traditional piece of jewelry. It adds a dressy touch to anything outfit wears, from jeans to a cocktail dress. It's also easy to formalize the look with a matching pearl necklace and earrings

SHOP PEARL BRACELETS                                        
Pearl Bracelet


A bangle bracelet can be worn by itself for a simple look, or can be combined with several other bangles. Bangles draw the eye with metallic shine, and several bangles clinking together make a pleasant sound.

Bangle Bracelet

Chain Types

Chain Types

Bracelets As Gifts

For an important occasion like a graduation or a promotion, give them a pearl bracelet. This bracelet is perfectly suited for one of these formal occasions, and looks great with a dress. 

For a birthday, give a bangle, or several bangles to wear all at once. Bangles are fun for summer to dress up whatever your gift recipient is wearing, or they can wear them in winter over a slim-fitting sweater. 

View our Essential Bracelets for a list of bracelets every jewelry collection should have. Or view these bracelets for a gift to fit your budget: