Broad bracelets in gold, diamond, wood and metal are in vogue. Flaunted by Hollywood star Nicole Kidman and Bollywood actors such as Lara Dutta, they have caught the fancy of socialites and college students alike. Also called broad cuffs, they are fast replacing multiple thin bangles. Jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali says: “Broad cuffs are statement pieces wherein you just wear one piece and grab all the attention.”
Among popular broad cuffs are those in silver, gold, diamond, Swarovski and the ones with coloured stones such as sapphire, emerald and ruby. While the starting cost of silver cuffs is Rs 1,500, for gold it could start at Rs 30,000 and one can end up paying a steep price. Anjali Sikka, designer, Tanishq says, “Pure gold broad cuffs are expensive. So in weddings, parents buy it for their daughter or daughter-in-law as heirloom.”
However, college-going youngsters don’t prefer expensive stuff. A lot of them who’d like to be in vogue without burning a hole in the pocket are going in for stylish broad cuffs in metal and wood available for as little as Rs 100 in flea markets. In shopping centres like Lifestyle and Shopper’s Stop, these are available for around Rs 350.