Whether you buy two or happily wear a single, cuff bracelets can carry the simplest outfit.
Chanel brought baubles from old lovers to her playboy-designer pal Falco di Verdura and asked him to do something with them. Verdura created the Maltese-cross cuffs she was rarely without. A similar black version later became Diana Vreeland's signature.
Socialite Lynn Wyatt swaps her jeweled crosses to different cuffs for summer and winter. Verdura makes them for each wrist, so the fit is perfect. The price is from from $14,000 per bracelet.
I sat in a restaurant in New York near a woman wearing these De Grosogono black and white diamond cuffs ($75,000 each) and could barely wrench my eyes from their dazzle. She was simply dressed in a black sweater and pants; the jewels were astounding.
A down to earth choice (from Netaporter) still provides an armload of interest: Isharya's coral and nizam wood cuff reduced from $288 to $216.
I wear this Hermes enamel cuff below in orange; it's also offered in white, shown, and a rich espresso brown choice, all available in white or yellow gold edge.
Isharya's Kadamba square bangle, with 18k gold vermeil and agate is another beauty; also on sale at Netaporter, was $320, now $160.