Charm bracelets, a unique type of jewelry symbolizing personal mementos. Often this is chosen as gifts for loved ones and friends. Most commonly used material in charm bracelets are pendants. One of the important factors, to be considered while buying a charm bracelet is the base material it is made of. Each type of material has different properties, uses and different kinds of fashion. A typical formal charm bracelet would be made of Gold, and the pendants used with that is treated formal as well. KARAT rating should be given a consideration while buying gold charm bracelets. Pure gold is not strong enough to hold pendants or any strong materials, so other materials are combined with it to make gold harder in nature and thereby the KARAT rating reduces. Ideally 18 or 14 KARAT gold is chosen to make bracelets. Silver again is considered formal and they are common choice as well. The natural color of silver adheres for most of different types of charms. A silver bracelet needs to have a 92.5 percent silver content in it to prove its purity, and to measure this you will have to ask for authenticity card of the product from the vendor, or carry out a test with some existing proven method, which is practically difficult to do.
The next type of Charm bracelet would be Plated charm bracelets, which can be made with the combination of several metals like silver, rhodium, gold or even nickel. The process of plating creates a thick layer of metal on the base material. We need to note that plating might wear-off after some rough usage. And a close observation of the bracelet would make you clear about the plating, the color of which would be kind of a mix of gold, silver, rhodium etc. Not to forget about the Platinum bracelets, which will last long as compared to, any other type of charm bracelets. This has an additional benefit of not losing its luster for a very long time. Talking about the leather charm bracelets, this is where extreme caution is needed, as the leather used might be genuine animal material or a similar imitation material. Genuine leather has a rough texture on both sides of the bracelet, but given the available technologies it is not that difficult to simulate a real leather as well !!. If you are cautious or very much worried about fashion trends, then there are other styles of charm bracelets to choose from as well, to mention a few: When selecting charms, consider the material of the desired appearance of the charm, and the selected bracelet chain should pair properly with charm to give a neat look. Charms are available in many kinds of materials, commonly made from metals, ceramics, glass, fabric and gemstones. Having read this article, you now probably have some idea regarding the criteria to be considered while you buy a charm bracelet.