When searching for unisex bracelets, the biggest question on anyone’s mind is this: metal or leather? To make that choice easy for you, we’ve examined the pros and cons of metal and leather bracelets along with tantalising options for both styles.
Pros of Metal Bracelets
Metal bracelets are the traditional material for the production of this accessory, with many liking the shine it gives on the wrist. For this reason, many see a metal bracelet as an item that looks classy and expensive making it the perfect accessory to complement formal outfits.
Metal doesn’t break easily and can have water and sweat on them without the prospect of damage occurring. It would take considerable intentional or accidental force to damage your bracelet.
Cons of Metal Bracelets
Metal bracelets aren’t as flexible as leather ones, meaning you have to get the right size for your wrist. If the bracelet is made too small, it is uncomfortable to wear. Make the bracelet too big and it will slide up and down your wrist all day long. There’s more flexibility in a leather bracelet.
While metal is durable, it can accumulate dirt which will make the bracelet lose its shine over time. You will have to clean your bracelet once or twice a year to ensure it continues to gleam. You can do this with warm water, a mild dishwashing soap and a lint cloth.
One small downside of a metal bracelet is how a metal strap can feel. If left in a cold place they can feel very cold and if left in warmer places can feel very hot on your skin. Do you want that initial cold jolt in the morning when you put your bracelet on? Leather bracelets on the other hand feel a lot more pleasant.
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Fundamentals Bone Bangle
Our Fundamentals Bone Bangle is the ultimate fashion statement with a striking bone design at each end. The yellow gold finish epitomises style, quality and class. You can also buy a Silver Fundamentals Bone Bangle, if gold isn’t your thing.
Sterling Silver Woven Effect Bangle
Our Sterling Silver Woven Effect Bangle is a fine unisex bracelet that should be a part of everyone’s wardrobe. While it has the subtlety that silver brings, when compared to gold, the wonderful woven pattern radiates sophistication.
Pros of Leather Bracelets
Leather is a popular material for unisex bracelets. The soft, natural feel of leather is always pleasing to touch. It’s a more comfortable material to wear than metal and comes in various styles which can adapt and stretch a little to fit to your wrist so it fits perfectly.
Leather is also a splendid choice when you’re set to attend formal occasions. Leather is stylish for both men and women and often can match a belt if you wear one. While metal is also a respectful look for a formal outfit, a leather bracelet just exudes that extra bit of style.
Cons of Leather Bracelets
The biggest downside of a leather bracelet is that over time, they usually wear out. You can take care of them and get a long lifetime out of them, by avoiding getting them wet and doing sports while wearing it. Cleaning them once a year or more can help keep them supple, which will avoid cracking. However, it’s inevitable that they will wear out and will have to be replaced. This doesn’t happen with a metal bracelet.
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Black Leather Bracelet With Rhodium Plated Clasp
For a simple, yet on trend look, our Black Leather Bracelet is a perfect fit. The black sapphire leather bracelet secures nicely on your wrist by a silver coloured magnetic clasp. The high quality finish of the leather and polished rhodium creates a smart, modern look for anyone.
Brown Leather Adjustable Bracelet With Skull Clasp In Silver Finish
This fully adjustable Brown Leather Bracelet with Skull Clasp, is ideal for smart or casual wear. Made with the finest brown leather, you can easily adjust this bracelet to sit comfortably on your wrist. The iconic Deakin & Francis skull clasp features sparkling white sapphire eyes to add a superb finishing touch.
Should you buy a Metal or Leather Bracelet?
Buying a leather or metal bracelet is simply down to your tastes with the outfits you wear most often. If you prefer the shine and durability when purchasing a bracelet, a metal one is perfect. If you want something a bit more comfortable and flexible on your wrist, then a leather bracelet might just be for you.
At Deakin & Francis, we have both options available to you, giving you a truly elegant accessory to match your formal and informal outfits alike. We also craft bespoke jewellery, allowing you to create a bracelet that is unique to you or that special someone. Explore our selection of unique unisex bracelets alongside our finest men’s bracelets and stunning women’s bracelets online today.