Is your Cartier Love bracelet looking a little lonely? Or perhaps your Tiffany & Co. tennis bracelet wants some company? Then let’s find them a new friend or two. Take a break from trendy stuff like colourful enamel or playful glass jewellery for a moment, because gold and gem-set bracelets are the true luxury accessories that will stand the test of time.
Invest in the right piece and you’re looking at something much more than a fashionable bauble, but a bona fide heirloom. They may cost more now, but they’ll also appreciate in the future—a quick look at vintage jewellery sites such as Revival Jewels and Omneque will give you a sense of the eternal value of haute bijouterie.
And now with creativity sparking from every corner of the jewellery world, there are options aplenty from all our favourite marques. Here’s Vogue Singapore’s summer bracelet edit just in time for Mother’s Day.
Tiffany & Co. Atlas X Closed wide hinged bangle in pink gold with diamonds
For the first time in 26 years, Tiffany & Co. updates the Atlas collection. Featuring a cool knife-edge profile, the pieces also come with pavé diamonds set in a honeycomb pattern that maximises the sparkle of each stone. The Roman numeral motif continues as a stylish reminder to the constant passage of time, and as well, to Tiffany & Co.’s heritage home in New York.
Panthère de Cartier bracelet in yellow gold with diamonds, onyx, emeralds
Could this sleek new look be what it takes to tame the Cartier Panther? Maybe. What is a little more certain is how comfortable and wearable the maison’s spirit animal has now become. With a flexible bracelet that hugs the wrist, this lithe feline is finessed with onyx and tsavorite garnets in the non-diamond pavé versions, while the diamond-set cats look back at you with emerald eyes instead.
Bulgari B.Zero1 bracelet in rose gold with black ceramic
This stalwart of Italian jewellery design has donned numerous guises, from marble to ornamental stones, gold studs and even open-working. Recalling the grandeur of Rome’s famous Colosseum, the B.Zero1 combines matte black ceramic with polished rose gold to offer a striking aesthetic you can trust to stand out from the crowd—or pair harmoniously with your B.Zero1 ring stack.
Carrie K. Code bracelet in yellow gold with diamonds
Always drawn to meaningful messages within beautiful designs, Carrie K. launches the new Code collection which allows you to write a secret message with diamonds. Here, each piece is made-to-order featuring universal morse code in dots and dashes so only you and your intended may decipher the hidden message. Discreet, timeless and utterly unique, these are future heirlooms to cherish forever.
Forms Muse bracelet in bronze, titanium and rose gold
Taking the black on rose gold aesthetic several notches up, this cutting-edge bracelet envelopes a single 5.2-carat pink spinel and custom-cut tapered diamonds in blackened bronze, such that everything is perfectly seamless and you don’t see any metal prongs. It is a prime example of the incredible creativity and savoir-faire behind this Hong Kong-based jeweller.
Repossi Antifer bracelet in pink gold with diamonds
Clean lines and modern simplicity elevated with polished gold and delicate diamonds set neatly in twin rows. The Antifer bracelet takes inspiration from the curves and spikes of Normandy’s steep limestone cliffs, and imbues strength and beauty to everyday jewellery.
Carolina Bucci Florentine bangle in hammered yellow gold
If there’s one thing that we all love about this Italian jewellery designer, it’s her jewellery hammering technique known as the Florentine finish, where Bucci uses a sharp diamond-tipped tool to create little indentations all over the gold. In this very simple rounded bangle, we can fully appreciate its fine texture and unique shimmer.
Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Nature cuff in yellow gold
The natural world continually inspires this Danish fine jeweller and its Nature collection aims to transport you to an evergreen forest, which this gold cuff successfully does. Evoking the contours and textures of bamboo, it brings an organic touch to a world dominated by hard lines and strong angles.
Shaun Leane Sabre bangle in yellow gold with diamonds
Loved for his penchant for sharp and sophisticated edges, Shaun Leane derives the slick aesthetic for this collection from one of his original creations, the Tusk earrings from 1996. This diamond-tipped bangle begins and ends at a point, adding some dangerous curves to a future-classic design.
Suzanne Kalan Fireworks cuff in yellow gold with diamonds
Arranged in the designer’s signature Fireworks setting are 1.2 carats of baguette-cut white diamonds set on polished yellow gold. We love how the stones interact with the gold as they encircle the wrist, seemingly haphazardly, but not without providing a new take on a timeless classic.
Chopard Happy Hearts bangle in rose gold with red stone and diamonds
Offering one of the most delightfully unique ways to wear diamonds, Chopard’s Happy Hearts will definitely put a smile to your face. The collection now includes three new designs featuring ornamental stones such as onyx, mother-of-pearl, and red stone in an elegant pas de deux with one single dancing diamond.
Messika Move Noa diamond bangle in white gold
Parisian chic meets enhanced by three diamonds in perpetual motion, this is one jewellery piece you literally can’t keep your hands off.
Jacquie Aiche diamond set gold cuff
Have some Bohemian fun in the sun with this feather motif cuff by LA-based jeweller who was most recently seen adorning Billie Eilish on the cover of Vogue UK.
Jennifer Meyer opal inlay gold cuff with diamonds
It’s amazing how this tiny opal heart packs so much colour and iridescence, which is set off by shimmering diamonds all around.