By Bonny Osterhage
Sometimes, less is more, but sometimes less is just that – less. That is the case with the current trend of piling, layering and stacking on multiple bracelets. It’s an easy trend to try because there really isn’t a wrong way to do it. If in doubt, just follow the same rules you would apply to a guest list – the more, the merrier, and the more diverse the group, the better. We found a few socially conscious and eco friendly bracelets just begging to come to the party. Arm candy never looked so sweet!
Energy Muse Believe Bracelet
Need a confidence booster? Try this combination of beautiful stones. Each one, from the Blue Lace Agate to the Scene Jasper, is carefully selected for the contribution it brings to your well-being. Strung on a sturdy 100% silk cord, it’s like a fashionable shot in the arm! $69.99 at www.energymuse.com.
JADEtribe 3 Strand Woven Bead Bracelet
Take some of the guesswork out when you add a bracelet that has taken care of the layering for you. This three strand, boho beauty, does just that in a brilliant combination of orange, turquoise and beige. Summer spectacular! $55 at www.jadetribe.com.
Alex and Ani Mint Mirage Wrap
Embrace one of summer’s hottest shades when you add this cool mint beaded bracelet to your mix. While the name may indicate something false, this bracelet is a true stunner. $38 at www.alexandani.com.
Diamonds Down to Earth Youdecide Bracelet
Ninety diamonds in a pave setting sparkle like stars in the sky against a simple cotton wax cord. More than just a piece of bling, the cord colors correspond to one of four different charities that will receive $55 from your purchase. Choose from black, gray, blue, or brown, or go with this red one which, as the name suggests, lets you decide where the dollars go. $295 at www.diamondsdowntoearth.com.
muichic Ceelo Tagua Bracelet
A cylindrical tagua bead takes center stage when it rests between two macramé knots of a thin, adjustable cord. A simple style that makes a strong statement in any combo. $16 at www.muichic.com.