7 Different Cuff Styles To Choose From In 2023
Cuff bracelets for men offer a classic and elegant way to showcase your style using accessories. Additionally, they are a unique way to express yourself and can be used as a reminder of an important event from your life. Cuffs are available in a wide variety of designs and materials (which makes them ideal for gifts), so it can be a minefield when choosing the right one for you! In my latest men’s fashion style article, I take a look at the different options available.
Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelets
Sterling silver is a fantastic metal allow (containing 92.5% pure silver) and is the most common metal used for jewellery pieces; in vogue for centuries thanks to its durability, affordability and timeless look. Sterling silver can be altered via oxidisation or even treated to appear a different colour, but otherwise is an easy metal to look after (except for basic cleaning). Sterling silver is strong (although softer than platinum) and will withstand high levels of stress, making it the ideal choice for a cuff bracelet that can sustain daily wear, ensuring it holds its shape and appearance.
Rose Gold Cuff Bracelets
Rose gold is a pretty gold alloy with an eye-catching pink hue. This material is often used in jewellery, especially wedding bands but also bracelets too. Rose gold can be a popular choice as it pairs wonderfully with diamonds or loose gemstones. Cuff bracelets can look particularly beautiful with a rose tint, the perfect middle ground if you don’t want to wear the much more flashy pure gold.
Gold Cuff Bracelets
The classic yellow gold is and will always be popular, especially for bracelets. It can be subtle yet still striking and is offered in different shades, ranging from a pale colour to a deep hue, typically in a warm tone and can give off the impression of an antique feel. Gold is tough and durable; however, you must remember to look after it as it can be prone to unwanted scratches. Yellow gold can pair well with most outfits and can suit almost any colour palette, definitely a good option if you are looking for a wrist accessory!
Rhodium Plated Black Cuff Bracelets
Black Rhodium Plating is crafted using an electroplating process, employing rhodium as a base. It is a great material for a cuff as the surface is very hard and highly resistant to tarnish. Bracelets formed using rhodium can complete your outfit with a stylish touch and will ensure you turn almost everyone’s head!
Stainless Steel Cuff Bracelets
Stainless steel is a material regularly used for jewellery accessories which boasts a corrosion-resistant metal (created using iron and 10% chromium) that is lightweight and hypoallergenic (perfect if you have easily irritated skin). Steel is hard-wearing and easy to clean too, but is also suitable for any outfit – both formal attire and casual ensembles (overall great for any occasion).
Gold Plated Copper Cuff Bracelets
Gold-plated copper is perfect if you want the look of a gold-coloured bracelet yet do not want to splash the cash on real gold! Copper as a base is lightweight and easy to work with when forged. Gold-plated bracelets can be stacked with other bracelets for a unique look and even layered over long-sleeved tops for a fantastic contrast effect.
Leather Cuff Bracelets
Leather cuff bracelets are a different beast entirely from the rest of the list, offering a natural material that is hardy but also, over time, can gain natural wear and tear that gives it a personalised style all by itself. Leather doesn’t require much care, but remember to keep it dry to keep the material fresh. Another benefit of leather bracelets is that they are comfortable to wear and much lighter than their metal counterparts.
Cuff bracelets are an excellent option when looking for an accessory to add a touch of personality to your outfits. Available in a multitude of colours and styles, and can even be stacked for an overall edgy rocker appearance. Bracelets can be obtained in various materials, including gold, steel, leather, and more, so feel free to try different styles to figure out what suits you best! Hopefully, this guide has been helpful on your men’s jewellery journey!