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Gold bracelets are simple and understated jewelry pieces, offering a timeless look to any outfit. With so many options for styling and designs, it’s no surprise that gold bracelets have stood the test of time. Whether you opt for a single gold bracelet or want to mix and match several different styles, these bracelets can fit different styles, personalities and occasions, making them the perfect accessory.
Made with the highest quality 18K gold, our Italian gold bracelets and all Italian jewelry are one-of-a-kind pieces handmade in Italy’s capital of fine jewelry, Vicenza. If you’re considering purchasing an Italian gold bracelet, look no further than our collection.
Gold bracelets are an ancient form of arm decoration, a tradition that dates back thousands of years. They have today become a versatile and lively way to jazz up your wardrobe, and can be found in a variety of styles, colors and materials. At Italeau, there is something for every wrist shape - from delicate 18k gold-plate links, to bracelets with ornate charms and dainty mini Swarovski crystal-embedded chains, religiously handcrafted in Italy.
Like many gold jewelry accessories, gold bracelets are designed to make a statement. There are styles for all tastes to be paired effortlessly with your choice of outfit, daily. Bracelets are one of the most all round wardrobe accessories, adding style and panache to the way you look, and offering a perfect opportunity to bring out your personality.
When buying gold bracelets, look for those styles that add a playful flair to everyday outfits or seamless elegance to an evening look. Once you’ve made your choice, think about mixing and matching them with other bracelet styles such as beads, corals, and pearls. Pay attention to your outfit, ensure your gold bracelet complements it. And remember, there are times when you just need to flaunt it. Delicate handcrafted gold bracelets are more than just fashion accessories, they’ve been lovingly made by the hands of Italian artisans, and can be considered wearable art. Put your wrist on show and make a fabulous entrance!
When choosing a gold bracelet for that special outfit, think about the occasion. Casual or more formal? If you're going out with your girlfriends, you can experiment with color and fun styles. This might mean gold chains with sparkly crystals or chunky charms worn with a luxurious cashmere t-shirt or playful summer outfit. In a professional situation, on the other hand, thinner, more delicate gold chains or smaller charms are likely to work better when paired with a smart suit or dress.
If you’re considering adding a gold bracelet to your jewelry collection, you should consider our Italeau line of Italian-made jewelry. We pride ourselves on our handcrafted gold bracelets made by master artisans in Vicenza, the Italian "city of gold." Vicenza has been the capital of fine jewelry production since the 14th century, ensuring that our jewelry is made authentic to tradition. One of the reasons for this choice is to ensure our craftsmen are fairly paid and protected for their labor.
When you purchase a gold bracelet from Italeau, you can feel confident that you’re getting a stunning piece of jewelry without the markup of a middleman. Our direct-to-consumer prices offer high-quality gold bracelets at a low cost, while delivering unique and one-of-a-kind designs. Made with 18K gold, our pieces are made for any occasion — from everyday wear to special events. Our collection of Italian jewelry also features Italian Earrings, Italian Silver Jewelry, Italian Gold Jewelry, Italian Necklaces, Italian Bracelets, and much more.
Gold bracelets remain a wardrobe essential, with the first use of gold to create jewelry dating back to 4000 B.C.
There are several reasons why gold jewelry, specifically bracelets, have stood the test of time. While gold is softer than other metals, it is resistant to tarnishing and rusting, allowing it to withstand the test of time. Because of its durability, ancient civilizations adorned their royalty in gold, with accomplished kings and warriors being buried with their jewels.
Today, this jewelry is less elitist and a more attainable luxury product that women and men worldwide still wear. It’s remained popular for a few reasons:
Durability - Even though it’s a softer metal, gold can withstand time and weather, making it a great everyday piece of jewelry. The higher the karat gold the jewelry is, the tougher it is. That’s why all of our Italeau bracelets are 18K gold - one of the most durable options available.
Holds its value - Gold bracelets are a long-term investment thanks to their value. While the price can fluctuate in the short term, over decades, gold has been a popular commodity to invest in. In several countries, including Italy, Greece, Japan and the U.S., gold was used as an economic monetary system known as the gold standard.
A statement piece - A unique gold bracelet like the ones we make at Italeau is a statement piece meant to catch the attention of others thanks to its beauty. We pride ourselves on our gold bracelets being a conversation starter.
Has sentimental value - As a popular gift choice, many pieces of gold jewelry can hold sentimental value. Whether it’s been passed down through generations or received during a special time in life, gold bracelets can have special meaning to the wearer.
Gold bracelets have symbolized power and glory for centuries, with many civilizations considering gold as good luck charms. Adding a gold bracelet to your wardrobe is more than just a fashion accessory - it’s a symbol of luxury and taste.
If you’ve been wearing your gold bracelet frequently, it’s important to care for it with proper cleaning on a regular basis. Weekly cleanings can keep your frequently-worn jewelry looking as new as the day you bought it. Luckily, you can easily clean gold at home without a professional jeweler's help.
Here is a recommended method for cleaning your gold bracelet:
Mix soap and water together - Grab a small dish and mix lukewarm water with a few drops of dish soap. You can take a spoon or soft toothbrush to swirl the water around, generating small bubbles with the soap.
Soak the gold bracelet - It’s recommended to soak your bracelet for several minutes, even up to several hours, allowing the soap to remove any dirt or debris from the surface gently.
Gently brush the fixtures - Use the soft toothbrush to gently brush the claps, any divots or other small details of the bracelet.
Rinse - Run the gold bracelet under cool water to remove any soap or debris.
Dry with a microfiber cloth - It’s best to use a soft cloth or microfiber towel that won’t leave behind particles to dry off your jewelry.
While gold can withstand the test of time, it can be helpful to avoid certain chemicals and products that can break down the gold faster. Avoid harmful cleaning chemicals like bleach or chlorine, and when you’re not wearing your jewelry store it in a soft cloth bag or the original packaging to prevent scratches.
Gold is such a versatile metal that you can wear it every day or dress it up for special occasions. With so many ways to wear it, there are countless opportunities to style your Italeau gold bracelet. Here are some of our favorite options:
Stacked with your smartwatch - You don’t have to sacrifice your tech devices when you have a gold bracelet. Adding a gold bracelet to your wrist can elevate your smartwatch’s look and feel.
With a traditional watch - You can wear your gold bracelet with your traditional watch as well. Pair them both on the same hand or wear them on opposite wrists to balance out your look.
With cuffed denim - One item of clothing almost as timeless as a gold bracelet is a denim jacket. Wear a gold bracelet the next time you don a denim jacket, and you’ll have a classic rock and roll look with a little sparkle.
Mix and match with other metals - One of the benefits of a gold bracelet is the ability to mix and match with other metals. Gold can match with silver, rose gold or other metals and luxurious jewelry, making it a versatile piece of your everyday jewelry collection.
One of the biggest benefits of buying a gold bracelet is its ability to match almost any outfit, season or occasion. Whether you’re heading to a black tie event or lounging around the house, a gold bracelet can effortlessly fit in with your style.
Casual every-day wear: If you’re looking for a daily way to wear your gold bracelet, try styling it with a comfortable cashmere sweater or a simple cardigan. You can pair it with jeans for a casual look that is perfect for running errands or catching a movie.
Business wear: Our gold bracelets look wonderful with a fitted suit or button-down collared shirt. The gold bracelet can elevate and add an heir of luxury to the outfit, ensuring you give off an effortlessly professional look.
Special occasions: Of course, gold is perfect for any black tie or special occasion event. Pair it with a gown or wedding dress to set yourself apart and add a stylish accessory to your outfit.
Pair with other bracelets: Gold matches so many metals and materials, that you can easily pair leather bracelets, cuffs, or other materials to give a stacked appearance.
Unlike other types of gemstones or metals, gold can be worn all year. And thankfully, gold can withstand everyday wear, so there’s no worry about wearing your gold bracelet during all seasons.
Gold never really goes out of style, but jewelry trends shift and adjust based on new designs. Gold is known for its timeless aesthetic, and while it has never gone out of style - it’s especially in right now. As we are seeing vintage styles return, gold jewelry is trending. Here are a few common trends we’re seeing in gold bracelets:
The bangle - Like the classic Cartier bracelets, the gold bangle is having its moment. The gold bangle is slipped on and off the wearer's wrist without a clasp.
Diamond - If you’re looking for a little bit more sparkle to your gold bracelet, check out an option with diamonds. The luxurious pairing of diamond and gold can upgrade any look with its understated elegance.
Artistic - Inspired by unique architectural elements, some gold bracelets are taking on twists and turns in their design. This artistic style is becoming popular by incorporating geographical symbols and modifying the curves of a bracelet.
Vintage - What’s old is new again, thanks to vintage-inspired gold bracelets. Featuring intricate designs and carvings, the vintage gold bracelet is being recreated today by several designers.
Chain link - Gold bracelets made with a chain link style are common for a gender-neutral style. Sometimes called a Cuban link bracelet, this style became popular in the 1970s and continues to be a popular gold bracelet style.
Charm bracelet - While the style of charm bracelets has shifted over the years, their collectability and sentimental nature have kept them a staple in jewelry design.