Remember friendship bracelets? In middle school, they were typically brightly colored arm candy made of string or beads that linked you and your bestie together for life. Cue the nostalgia and enter the grown-up version: Matching couple bracelets. More fun than rings, but equally symbolic, matching couple bracelets are the perfect way to celebrate the union between you and your partner.
With a wide variety of options suitable, we did our research and spoke to celebrity jewelry designer Stephanie Gottlieb to find the right bracelets link you and your special person together forever. We complied styles in a variety of price ranges that offer high quality materials, and customizable designs both partners will want to wear. You can opt for an heirloom splurge like Monica Vinader Signature Bangle or try something whimsical and affordable like kitschy beads, like Little Words Project Custom Bracelet. Even better, you can choose to wear a matching set or customize each bracelet with one another's name. Regardless, your matching couple's bracelet is bound to be as unique as your relationship.
Meet the Expert
- Stephanie Gottlieb is a celebrity jewelry designer and founder of her eponymous fine jewelry brand. Known for her one-of-a-kind diamond statement pieces, Gottlieb most recently designed Britney Spears’ custom wedding bands.
From beaded bracelets to cuffs, charms, and bangles, here are the best matching couple bracelets you and your S.O. will hold dear for years to come.
Best Subtle Style
Catbird Sweet Nothing Bracelet
Metal: 14k Gold | Size: 6-8 inches | Personalization: No
If you’re not the flashy type, this subtle design is sweet as the meaning behind it. Made of solid 14k yellow gold, this thin chain link will catch the light at the most unexpected times, making it a perfect layering piece or solo item.
Price at time of publish: $98
Gorjana Wilder Alphabet Bracelet
Materials: 18k Gold Plated Brass | Size: 6" chain + 1" extender | Personalization: Yes
Nothing says "I love you" more than wearing your partner's initial on your wrist every day. This curb-style chain with a built-in letter is the perfect stackable piece for daily wear. It's subtle but special enough to make you smile every time you look down at it.
Price at time of publish: $48
Monica Vinader Signature Thin Bangle
Metal: Sterling Silver, 18k Yellow or Rose Gold Vermeil | Size: S-L | Personalization: Yes
While any piece of jewelry could be a unisex item, this 18k gold plated bangle is the perfect mix of feminine and masculine elements. The best part is that you can even engrave the bar on this Monica Vinader bangle with a name or phrase, unique to you and your partner, for an extra special touch.
Price at time of publish: $425
Little Words Project Custom Bracelet
Metal: Varies | Size: One Size, Elastic Stretch | Personalization: Yes
These colorful stretchy beaded baubles, by Little Words Project, are just like those we traded on the schoolyard, but better. Customize your bracelet with your partner's name, a loveable phrase, or a lucky number you both share. Just keep in mind you only have 13 characters to play with, but the good news is you have 25 color combinations to choose from.
Price at time of publish: $30
Baublebar Hera Link Nameplate Bracelet
Metal: 14k Yellow Gold Plated Sterling Silver | Size: 6 inches | Personalization: Yes
We've had our fair share of nameplate necklaces over the years, but this Baublebar nameplate bracelet is inspiring a whole new category of arm candy. Made from 14k gold plated sterling silver, the paperclip chain is made to last.
Price at time of publish: $88
Aurate Birthstone Bracelet
Metal: 14k Gold | Size: 6.6 inches | Personalization: Yes
While we love statement pieces as much as the next jewelry fan, sometimes it's the simplest ones that mean the most. This dainty chain by Aurate, featuring a single birthstone, is special without being too trendy or flashy. Wear your partner's color as a subtle tribute to your love for one another.
Price at time of publish: $220
Best Charm Bracelet
Rellery Double Heart Name Bracelet
Metal: Sterling Silver, 18k Yellow Gold Over Sterling Silver | Size: Adjustable, 6.-8 inches | Personalization: Yes
There's something about a hanging charm that makes a daily stack feel complete. This gold beaded chain, featuring two heart charms, is the perfect representation of you and your partner—but the option to engrave a name on each charm adds an extra touch to the piece.
Price at time of publish: $135
Best Chain Link
Monica Vinader Alta Capture Mixed Metal Charm Bracelet
Metal: Recycled 18k Gold Vermeil and Solid Sterling Silver | Size: 7.5 inches | Personalization: No
Not only is this a gorgeous chain link, but the mix of silver and gold details feels totally symbolic for any relationship. Here, two different metals fuse and coexist to create something truly beautiful together. It's poetic, really. Order two—one for you and one for your love—and remember that you and your significant other are also coming together to create something extraordinary every day.
Price at time of publish: $450
The M Jewelers The Script Bar Bracelet
Metal: Sterling Silver, Gold or Rose Vermeil, 14k Yellow or White Gold | Size: 6.5" + 1" Extension | Personalization: Yes
This engravable unisex bar bracelet is the perfect piece to customize with something personal to you and your partner. Whether it’s a romantic phrase or each other’s names, this bracelet is something you two will share (physically and in sentiment) for years to come.
Price at time of publish: $110
Loren Stewart Herringbone Gold Bracelet
Metal: 14k Yellow Gold | Size: 7 inches | Personalization: No
This delicate 10-karat gold sits flat on your wrist and adds just the right amount of shine to a bare wrist or bracelet stack. Wear it every day as a reminder of your dazzling relationship.
Price at time of publish: $195
Stephanie Gottlieb Original Personalized Slider Bangle
Metal: 18k Yellow, White or Rose Gold | Size: 5.9-7.5 inches | Personalization: Yes
"Our Slider Bangles have become a popular option for couple bracelets because they can be customized with names, dates, initials, or mantras that speak to the couple," says Gottlieb. Each bangle can fit up to 13 different charms, and you can choose your favorite tone of gold.
Price at time of publish: $4000
Tiffany & Co. T1 Wide Hinged Bangle
Metal: 18k Yellow Gold | Size: 6.25 inches | Personalization: Yes
When money is no object, this 18K gold and 2.18 carat diamond bracelet is an excellent choice. For the rest of us, it looks fabulous on our vision board.
Price at time of publish: $6500
Best Cord Bracelet
Davidor L'Arc Voyage Charm PM, 18k Rose Gold with Galerie Diamonds on Silk Cord Bracelet
Metal: 18k Rose Gold | Size: Adjustable | Personalization: Yes
These dainty Davidor bracelets are just as luxe as they are whimsical. The silk cord comes in 15 colors—including candy-colored hues, neutrals, and neons—and boasts an 18K rose gold diamond charm. Wear your partner’s favorite color for a cute touch.
Price at time of publish: $1200
Best Layering Piece
Sarah Chloe Cara Duo Bracelet
Metal: 14k Yellow or White Gold | Size: Adjustable, 6.5-7.5 inches | Personalization: Yes
We love a good bracelet stack, and this Sarah Chloe Cara Duo Bracelet is the perfect customizable piece to add to the mix. The 14 karat gold finish will pair well with any other bracelets on your wrist, and the engravable disks—perfect for you and your partner's initials—make it a special piece you'll treasure forever.
Price at time of publish: $525
The Last Line 14k Yellow Gold Personalized Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Metal: 14k Yellow or Rose Gold | Size: 6.5-8 inches | Personalization: Yes
This is a grown-up version of the childhood staple if we've ever seen one. Spell out your partner's name or nickname on this luxe diamond tennis bracelet. Yes, we said diamonds and yes, they're real! This investment piece also comes in every birthstone, to make it just that much more personalized.
Price at time of publish: $6350
Cartier Love Bracelet
Metal: 18k Yellow, White, or Rose Gold | Size: 5.9-8.3 inches | Personalization: Yes
Any fashion enthusiast knows the Cartier Love Bracelet is not only a symbol of luxury, but it also carries a deep-rooted message of love. The Love collection was born in the ‘70s and has since stood the test of time—just like your relationship is bound to.
Price at time of publish: $6900
What to Look for in a Couple Bracelet
Just like your wedding ring, you want your couple bracelet to last as long as possible, symbolizing your love. To ensure your bracelet won't break or tarnish, Gottlieb recommends investing in higher quality metals, like her Slider Bangle, which is made from 18k gold.
"Gold and platinum can withstand a lot of wear and tear, so these materials will hold up for years and decades, in a way that a string or thread on a beaded bracelet cannot," says Gottlieb.
Obviously, you want a design that both you and your partner like and will want to wear. Picking out the bracelet together is a fun way to bond and ensure everyone is happy.
"We find that our couples look for classic pieces that don’t feel too feminine or diamond-heavy," says Gottlieb. "It’s a nice element for each person to be able to customize their design in some small way that makes it feel more wearable to each of them individually."
If you and your partner have significantly different wrist sizes, look for bracelets that come in a range of sizes or can be adjusted, like Rellery Double Heart Bracelet.
Which partner buys the couple's bracelets?
If it's on the pricier side, you might want to think about gifting each other and making sure you both like a particular style. If it's something in your price range, go ahead and feel free to surprise your spouse!
Are couples bracelets expensive?
While gold-plated and diamond options can be pretty pricey, you can definitely find much more affordable styles, like Little Words Project Custom Bracelets. Plus, you can always upgrade later if you so choose.
Are couples bracelets a wedding accessory?
Wearing couples bracelets links you two together before, during, or after a wedding ceremony. In fact, you don't need to be married at all to enjoy some matching arm candy.
Why Trust Brides
Stephanie Montes writes about beauty and fashion and has worked at Women's Wear Daily, Allure, and The Zoe Report. For this article, we interviewed Stephanie Gottlieb, a celebrity jewelry designer and founder of her eponymous fine jewelry brand.