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Minimum gram weight for a bracelet?

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What do you think it should be? Sometimes I hear a gram per inch, but how wide of a bracelet is that for? I'm window shopping for a gold status-y style bracelet but don't know what to look for. TIA!

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CalmInTheH­eart12658531197132 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007
If I want a status or heavier bracelet, I usually go for 1.5 grams per inch or at least 10 grams. Many at 1 gram per inch can be nice.
Just because a bracelet weighs a lot doesn't mean it's bulky. It sure can be, but I have an 18k bracelet that I bought from Q several years go that is 11 grams but not bulky or huge.
My favorite bracelet is a 25 grams and by Imperial Gold. But I got it back when gold was a lot less expensive.
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cherry126585327916348 PostsRegistered 1/8/2005
If you want something rather substantial I would look at about 30 grams..I have a byzantine at 32 grams ..its 18 and I bought it years ago when gold was cheap considering today's market...of course at the time I didn't think so........I think it breaks down to a bit over 4 grams an inch
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Tish-FX1265853391825 PostsRegistered 8/17/2007
at least 10grams and up. Unless of course you're looking for a slim thin chain.
I sold all my under 8 gram bracelets when I turned in my gold. I ended up never wearing them for that reason alone-too light weight.
My favorites are at least 30 grams. Glad I got them when gold was much less $$$$ And at that weight you don't need or want a lot ;-)
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ennui126591006119957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007
If y'all insist on 32 gram - 10 gram bracelets, no one will ever have a gold bracelet. Poor people want gold bracelets, too, you know.
It depends on how you treat your jewelry. One gram per inch should be fine. The OP says she's looking for something status-y, and that will cost a fortune right now.

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qvcfreak12659102675821 PostsRegistered 3/14/2005
I have a beautiful 2-tone gold bracelet I got on S-NBC, of course no longer available, and it was a few years ago, but it's 31 grams of gold. I think I got it on sale and paid something like $599.00, I wear it with the two tone lire coin I got on QVC, I just place it on the Senorita clasp.

JewelryIsM­yPassion1265914207617 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
> What do you think it should be? Sometimes I hear a
> gram per inch, but how wide of a bracelet is that
> for? I'm window shopping for a gold status-y style
> bracelet but don't know what to look for. TIA!
Easy for those of us that have the huge wide heavy bracelets we bought when precious metals were less expensive to say 30 grams or more. In today's market status-y is whatever you are willing to spend and staus-y has now become subjective. I personally like my bracelets big and bold, but I'm not buying since I have a collection. Only you can decide what staus'y means to you. If you go for the big bold bracelet what will you pair it with to balance the look, can't stop at the bracelet ;-).
It'll be a lot of fun finding that special piece :-)

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