Gold bangles are a terrific addition to any outfit. Whether you’re hitting the town for a lavish dinner with friends or just kicking back on a casual Sunday afternoon at a café. They also come in a huge range of styles, and bangle designs are always changing. But, like any type of jewellery, it pays to know what to look for. Checking the purity of the gold Gold jewellery, while stunningly beautiful, is also an investment. So, you want to know the purity of the metal being used. Many people think that 24-karat gold is ideal, but that’s not quite true for bangles. As a metal, gold is quite soft, so 24-karat gold is actually not suitable for bangles. On the flip side, if you go below 14 karats, it can cause skin issues for some people. As such, the prime range is between 14 karats and 22 karats. For example, 14-karat gold is actually a touch over 50% gold, mixed with an alloy that can be made from copper, silver, zinc, nickel or iron. On the other hand, 18-karat gold is actually 75% more gold. So, the higher the karat, the more pure the gold. But you can’t go too pure, or the gold will be very easily scratched or damaged. If you want the most luxurious gold bangles, you will generally choose 22k, because it is the closest to pure gold that you can go without having a product that is too easily damaged. Which style do you like? When choosing the style of bangle you prefer, it’s really a matter of personal preference. Gold bangles come in all shapes and sizes. You can find plain gold bangles all the way to bangles studded with diamonds or other stones. Interestingly though, modern bangles have even more versatility. For example, some can actually be opened and attached more like a bracelet, although they are usually much wider. Think of it like a half bangle, half bracelet hybrid. These are terrific if you like the look of gold jewellery on your arm, but don’t enjoy the usual loose fit of a bangle. Bangles with diamonds If you’re in the market for a more luxurious bangle that incorporates diamonds, be sure that you get adequate quality. Diamonds are carefully rated due to their cut, clarity, colour and carat weight. In the same way that you should check the current price of gold before buying gold jewellery, also check that the diamonds included are of a high quality. Remember, beautiful jewellery is always an investment. Looking for the perfect gold bangle? Bangles make a terrific accessory for any outfit, and gold is certainly one of the most popular colours. Whether you want something understated and minimalist or a more eye-catching gold bangle, we’ve got something for everybody. All of our pieces are designed and crafted by master jewellers, meaning you can be assured of luxury, and premium quality every time. Plus, we even offer bespoke jewellery. If you’ve got design ideas and want a piece that’s 100% unique, you can contact us for a consultation today.