Below is an overview of the most popular men's metal bracelets:
.925 Sterling Silver Bracelets
Sterling silver bracelets are stylish, strong, and durable making them a top bracelet style
Alloy bracelets are typically base metals such as brass, pewter, or nickel. Depending upon the alloy the bracelet may rust.
Aluminum bracelets don't rust and are leight weight for a metal, although not as popular as other metals just yet.
Brass bracelets are tough and heavy, as brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
Bronze has been used in jewelry for thousands of years, but can turn greenish if not preserved well.
Copper bracelets are becoming extremely popular. Copper as a metal has a lot of great qualities for jewelry making.
Multi-Tone Gold Plated Bracelets
Multi-Tone gold plated bracelets contain gold and another metal, most commonly silver
Nickel bracelets are corrosive resistant, and hard silvery white color.
Paladium Plated Bracelets
Palladium plated bracelets are coated in palladium, a rare precious metal that is currently very expensive.
Pewter bracelets have a bluish white color, and modern pewter is over 90% tin metal.
Platinum Plated Bracelets
Platinum plated bracelets are coated in the precious metal platinum which is very commonly used for rings.
Rhodium Plated Rings
Rhodium plated bracelets are coated in a very expensive metal called rhodium, which is in the platinum metals group.
Rose Gold Bracelets
Rose gold bracelets have a reddish gold hue, and the gold content is measured in karats, most commonly 10K, 14K, or 18K.
Silver Plated Bracelets
Silver plated bracelets are primarily a cheaper alloy like copper, and then plated with silver to give a "white" color.
Stainless Steel Bracelets
Stainless steel is corrosion resistant making it an ideal metal for a bracelets. Stainleess steel must contain at least 10.5% chomium.
Sterling Silver Bracelets
Sterling silver bracelets are bracelets that are 92.5% silver. The other metal is an alloy, often copper to strengthen the sterling silver.
Surgical Steel Bracelets
Certain types of surgical steel such as 316L makes an interesting metal for a bracelet because of it's low propensity to cause an allergic reaction.
Tibetan Silver Bracelets
Tibetan silver bracelets aren't actually silver, but an alloy of copper with tin or nickel. The metal appears to be silver to the naked eye.
Titanium bracelets are extremely lightwight and strong. A titatium bracelet is typically 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium.
Titanium Plated Bracelets
Titanium platinum bracelets are comprised of a cheaper alloy and coated in titanium.
Tungsten has a very similiar metal density and weight as gold. Tungsten carbide bracelets are typically 85% tungsten and 15% nickel.
White Gold Bracelets
White gold bracelets are primarily gold with a platinum or silver alloy, giving the gold a "white" look. Most common gold percentages are 10K, 14K, and 18K gold.
White Gold Filled Bracelets
White gold filled bracelets is comprised of a single layer of gold, often about 5%, and then bonded to another metal such as silver.
White Gold Plated Bracelets
White gold plated bracelets only contain a tiny layer of gold on top of another metal such as silver.
Yellow Gold Bracelets
Yellow gold bracelets are the most traditional gold bracelet. Yellow gold bracelets are typically not pure, 100% gold. They are alloyed with copper and silver yet retain their "yellow" copper.
Yellow Gold Filled Bracelets
Yellow gold filled bracelets typically only have about 5% gold and the remainder of the bracelet is alloy.
Yellow Gold Plated Bracelets
Yellow gold plated bracelets have a tiny sliver of gold on top of silver or another base metal.
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