Explore by gemstone or by style - each bracelet is handmade with pride and attention to detail. Find cuff, link and charm bracelets, each one more unique than the next, and read about the talented artists that make them.
Ancient Andean peoples became fine jewelers, and Chavin culture masterpieces still inspire Peru's contemporary designers. In Mexico, the Mixtecs crafted superb silver bracelets. Silver was the medium of choice in Africa, but Ashanti tribal chiefs had private workshops for gold jewelry.
The handmade bracelet probably evolved from talismans. Fashionable in the 1950s, they recently experienced a revival and the charms are usually personal or symbolic. Handmade leather bracelets vary from braids with sterling silver to wide leather bands that communicate a sense of power.
Today's beaded bracelets are traditional but also may include ceramic globes, gemstones and even beads made from recycled magazines. The simple elegance of tennis bracelets makes them a perennial favorite. And unusual materials like brass, palm fibers, bamboo and wood each have an informal beauty all their own.