Jewellery editor NATASHA SHERLING shares the secrets to creating a perfect BRACELET STACK …
One of our favourite hashtags on instagram is #armparty – first coined by Leandra Medine Cohen (the driving force behind @ManRepeller), it refers to closeups of wrists galore, each festooned in a different way with beautiful stacks of bracelets. But what is the secret to this curated look? Don’t be afraid to mix and match costume and fine pieces – and note this is also a look to build over time, there’s no need to buy everything at once. It’s all about a collection of special pieces that work as well together as they do apart. There are a number of key items for a ‘starter stack’, so to speak. Here, our favourites:
A great bangle:
Very little beats Cartier’s Love bangle – sleek but substantial, it hugs the wrist as it must be screwed on. It comes in a variety of sizes so make sure to get fitted properly for one!
18ct yellow gold Love bangle, Cartier
A set of grown-up beads:
This is the next-generation friendship bracelet, and adds an integral pop of colour to a stack. Thomas Sabo produces them in a range of colours and bead sizes – we like adding two or three different sets of stones into our stack for real interest!
Bead Glam & Soul bracelet, €98, Thomas Sabo
A fierce chain:
Trust Tiffany & Co. to have a range of beautiful bracelets to fit the bill; their HardWear collection offers a fresh take on a standard chain, and comes in a variety of sizes and metals.
A shot of sparkle:
We particularly like introducing costume and vintage pieces here; darker metals and paste stones are subdued enough for everyday wear, while still adding a little extra glam. American designer Ben Amun has one of the best selections we’ve seen.
Retro crystal cuff, Ben Amun
Optional: A strong timepiece:
A good watch really anchors a bracelet stack – our preference is for something on a leather strap, as it’s sometimes fun to switch up serious brown and black for something colourful and fun – say, orange or red in summer, or bottle green or navy in winter. Jaeger le Coultre’s Reverso is a perennial classic – the face flips over (it was originally designed to protect the case during polo matches) and can be engraved.
Stainless Steel Reverso watch, Jaeger le Coultre, at Weir & Sons
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