Cuff Culture

Cuff Culture










Cuff bracelets are among my most favorite and treasured pieces of costume jewelry. I find that if an outfit calls for only one piece of jewelry, a chunky gold cuff is always the way to go. Here are my three favorite cuffs in high, medium and low price points.

The Hermes Collier de Chien bracelet is the gold standard. Designed to combine elegant and classic with edgy (no small feat), this piece appears on celebrities, in fashion editorials, and on the wrists of mere mortals who know that a grand spent on this kind of costume jewelry trumps anything ‘real’ you can get for the same price point.

Known (appropriately) as the Helen of Troy cuff by costume jewelry designer Erickson Beamon, this piece was often photographed and worn adorning both wrists in true historical reverence. A modern girl should wear it single and with sleeves short enough to show off.





The price is right on this brass cuff from Anthropologie. At $138, I think it’s among the best available of all statement jewelry under $150.