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Guide on Stacking Bracelets with a Watch

How to Stack Bracelets with Your Watch: The Complete Guide

Jeweler’s Touch is Orange County’s leading source of gemstone bracelets, but do you know how to properly stack bracelets with your watch? It may be easier than you think. In this guide, we’ll explain how to choose bracelets that pair well with your watch, which is typically the focal point of the stack.

A watch is a stylish and functional accessory. If you so choose, stacking bracelets with a watch is an option that can add layers of texture, color, and meaning. You can add one bracelet or as many as four or five, depending on your preferences. Whether you prefer a modest complement to your timepiece or a more flashy look, there are many ways to shape your style.

You can stack a watch with our elegant gemstone bracelets using these simple tips:

Choose Your Watch

Before you start stacking bracelets, choose a watch for them to go with. A watch with a simple design can allow your bracelets to shine. However, a statement watch can be accompanied by a set of simple bracelets. Start with the material, color, and strap of the watch in deciding what kind of bracelet(s) to wear with it.

Decide on a Type of Bracelet

There are many types of bracelets to choose from. Any type can be a stacking bracelet; some of the most common types used for stacking include:

  • Bangle Bracelets: These have a solid metal band (in a single- or double-row design) adorned with diamonds, gemstones, or engravings.
Bangle Bracelets

  • Tennis Bracelets: A tennis bracelet has an unbroken line of diamonds that can stretch across the entire chain or encircle part of it.
Tennis Bracelets

  • Charm Bracelets: Chain bracelets with charms representing different objects, symbols, initials, or meanings can pair well with watches.

Charm Bracelets

  • Beaded Bracelets: Linked beads make up the bracelet instead of chains or gems and can feature any color or texture.
Beaded Bracelets

  • Cuff Bracelets: Featuring one open end, a cuff bracelet can have one or two bands and be adorned with various stones or decorative elements.
Cuff Bracelets

Many other bracelets can also be stacked with watches. Chain bracelets come in various designs, so they are flexible. Depending on the watch, you can choose a dainty, chunky, or textured bracelet. Leather bracelets and gemstone bracelets, including those made of diamonds or pearls, can complement a wristwatch as well.

How to Find Bracelets That Go Well with a Watch

Here are a few considerations if you plan to stack bracelets with your watch:

  • Material: If your watch is made of metal, consider choosing a bracelet made of the same type of metal. For example, having both made of steel is elegant. However, pairing a steel watch with a rose gold bracelet can be awkward. That doesn’t mean mixing materials won’t create an interesting contrast, such as pairing a beaded bracelet with a metal watch.
  • Color: Matching the color and tone of the bracelet and watch strap creates a strong look. You can swap watch straps to match the bracelets. Does this mean the colors need to match exactly? Not necessarily. You can also mix colors. There’s nothing wrong with a multi-color, attention-grabbing theme if that’s what you’re aiming for.
  • Pattern: Matching patterns is also an option. Whether the watch has a plain pattern or a more circular or checkered pattern, stack bracelets that match this pattern to create a composed look. There can be some color contrast. When done carefully, it can look as if the bracelet was intended to be worn with that watch.
  • Size/Proportion: Generally, thinner, more delicate-looking bracelets work with a larger watch. Thicker bracelets can overpower a smaller wristwatch. It’s best to go with a visual balance depending on the size and design of each.

Does a Bracelet Go Before or After a Watch?

Generally, the watch should be worn close to your hand and the bracelets added above it, extending towards your elbow.

How Many Bracelets Should I Stack?

The number of bracelets you stack is an individual preference. Choose fewer bracelets if you don’t want your wrist to look too cluttered. The size of the bracelets can influence your decision; if you plan to stack more, then they should be relatively thin.

Which Hand Should I Wear a Bracelet On with a Watch?

It’s up to you. Stacking bracelets with a watch can be done on your right or left arm. Many people prefer to wear a watch on their dominant hand (right if they’re right-handed or left if they’re left-handed) and a bracelet on their other hand. But there’s no rule that you can’t wear both on the same hand for style or comfort.

Shop for Elegant Gemstone Bracelets at Jeweler’s Touch

If you’re looking to stack bracelets with a watch, we hope our guide has helped you decide on the perfect pairing. We have dozens of gemstone bracelets to choose from, representing various colors, textures, and styles. To make things easier, we’ve included tools online to narrow down your choices based on the metal, brand, or price range. Continue browsing to find bracelets that go well with watches or visit our Brea, CA, store in person. For more information, call (714) 579-1616.

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