Cuffs are big news this season. Whether you like your bracelets bold and bright or subtle but striking, we've scouted-out a collection of our favourites.
There are pieces from up-and-coming designers - bookmark independent jewellery mecca Boticca now, ok? - alongside designer pieces and creations from the high street stores that you can always rely on for a lunchtime pressie dash (Oliver Bonas and Accessorize, we salute you).
Let us know what you think of our choices.
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10 best statement cuffs
10 best statement cuffs
1/10 Block Cuff Bangle
The opposite of fussy, this acrylic cuff will please anyone who favours clean lines and paired-back design. Available in seven colours and two sizes, our pick is this bright blue. £25, notonthehighstreet.com
2/10 Adin & Royale Victoire Cuff
Summer sandals aren’t the only thing taking inspiration from Roman gladiators’ attire. This simple but very striking gold-plated cuff is a riff on their armour and adornments. Wear the “V” either way up. We know this one’s not cheap but it’s an investment piece that won’t date. £192.50, en-gb.boticca.com
3/10 Accessorize Nefertiti Cuff
BEST BUY Make like an (ancient) Egyptian in this metal cuff from the high street accessories store. The design’s inspired by Queen Nefertiti, a ruler renowned for her beauty, which is a nice thought when to have every time you put it on, we reckon. £10, uk.accessorize.com
4/10 Luxe Allegra Quartz Bangle
Oliver Bonas can be relied on for its bold but affordable jewellery collection. This gold-coloured bangle with coloured stone looks more expensive than the price tag and would make a lovely pressie. £38, oliverbonas.com
5/10 Phase Eight Diane Hinged Cuff Bracelet
If you like your jewellery simple, go for this textured silver tone bracelet. It’s not as weighty as it looks, so it’s a good one for every day. For August, we’d pair this with a plain maxi dress. £20, phase-eight.co.uk
6/10 The Branch Cuff
If you like the look of wooden jewellery, then The Branch is an outfit to get on your radar. With pieces handmade from rosewood and set with stones encased in silver or gold, their creations are a serious step up from your average wooden trinkets. £83, amazon.co.uk
7/10 Layana Gold Open Cuff Bracelet
For a piece that’s a talking-point but still manages to look dainty, this 24 carat gold-plated brass bracelet by Polish design duo Id For Fun is a lighter way of wearing a cuff. If you like the look, there’s also a necklace and earrings in the range. £149, layanalondon.com
8/10 Alexander McQueen Double Wrap Skull Bracelet
For a change from metal, this leather bracelet that wraps twice around your wrist will toughen up a girly outfit. Featuring McQueen’s iconic crystal-embellished skull charm, it comes in a range of colours, but we’d go for this royal blue – the colour of the season. £135, selfridges.com
9/10 Topshop Purple Semi Precious Stone Cuff
A cuff doesn’t need to take up half your forearm. This one, just dropped on Topshop.com, is a case in point. It’s subtle but will add some texture to your outfit and the purple colour’s just right for the onset of — whisper it — autumn. £12.50, topshop.com
10/10 Stella and Dot Norah Cuff
A bit of bling and a pop of yellow on a vintage gold base, make this cuff from the American brand’s latest collection a pretty way of keeping summer brights in your life that bit longer. £65, stelladot.co.uk
For a piece that'll be a talking point, and one your friends won't have, our pick's Adin & Royale's striking gladiator-inspired bracelet. Or for a wear-with-everything piece, we like Phase Eight's Diane cuff.
2. Adin & Royale Victoire Cuff, £192.50
6. The Branch, £83
10. Stella and Dot Norah Cuff, £65
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