Sterling Silver has always been a classic and versatile choice for metal when it comes to fashion jewelry. Always in style, sterling silver is suitable for both casual and formal wear. Sterling silver is also a safe choice when it comes to gift giving because not only is it available in a variety of styles, but it’s also a relatively affordable option when compared to gold and platinum. While you can find a wide selection of jewelry in sterling silver, including rings and necklaces, a sterling silver bracelet is perhaps the most easy to style with any outfit. So how do you go about purchasing the perfect sterling silver bracelet? When considering which sterling silver bracelet to buy, it would be wise to keep the following factors in mind:

Authenticity of Silver

Silver jewelry is crafted with a metal alloy that is a combination of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of other metal (most typically, copper). This combination is what strengthens the sterling silver, lending it durability and longevity. When purchasing sterling silver, be sure to check the hallmark stamp to make sure that the bracelet you are about to buy is indeed sterling silver. Authentic sterling silver is usually stamped with a '925'. Beware of imitations that will lose its luster over time and will not last as long as the real thing.


Another key factor to keep in mind when shopping for silver jewelry is your budget. While sterling silver is relatively affordable, it is wise to assess your financial situation before deciding which sterling silver bracelet to buy. The cost of fine silver jewelry can vary greatly based on design, style and craftsmanship. Make sure you inform the jeweler of your budget so that you can find a piece that suits your needs. 

Size and Weight

When purchasing a bracelet in particular, it is important to note the size and weight of the piece. The size and fitting is especially important if you are opting for a cuff bracelet or a bangle. Sterling silver cuffs make for a great statement piece, but it is essential that they fit the wrist snugly. If the cuff or bangle is to be worn on the wrist for longer hours, then do consider the weight of the bracelet as well - you should be able to comfortably wear the bracelet without having your wrist weighed down by the metal.

Jewelry Designs and Styles

The variety of styles when it comes to sterling silver bracelets is abundant. From chain bracelets to bangles, from statement silver cuffs to tennis bracelets - you will be spoilt for choice. Some styles can be worn directly while some may need to be fastened with a clasp. Add to that endless possibilities of design - you can have a bracelet with gemstones, a bracelet with charms or even an ocean-inspired oyster bracelet to show off at your next beach getaway. You could choose a silver tidepool bracelet for a fun night out or a beach cuff for a summer party. A gemstone silver bracelet is a great addition to a formal outfit while an elegant tennis bracelet is bound to steal the show!

Personal Preferences

At the end of the day, you should be able to choose a bracelet that appeals to you the most. It should be a reflection of your personal style and an expression of your creativity. Choose a bracelet that excites you and one that you will want to wear over and over again. Customizing the bracelet through engraving or addition of charms is also a great way to make your sterling silver bracelet extra special.

October 22, 2023 — Cat McCadden


Grace Gow helps you transform the jewelry you never wear into new pieces you'll enjoy every day.


The feeling I strive to create for my customers is a ‘it’s summer somewhere’sensibility, one that will make them feel both free and strong the moment they put on my jewelry, no matter what they’re wearing.”