Inspiration Station: Designing the Best Personalized Jewelry

Welcome to your personalized bracelet inspiration station. ✨💛 The internet has virtually limitless unique bracelets options that you can find to add to your jewelry collection– but personalized bracelets that were custom-made just for you help take things to the next level. 

If you’re ready to put your creativity to work, it’s time to start brainstorming and gathering inspo for what to put on a personalized bracelet. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you!  Continue reading through for some potential thought starters for these types of bracelets

What to Put on a Personalized Bracelet: 5 Ideas to Inspire Your Custom-Made Bracelet

We get it: with so many combinations and ideas to choose from, it can get overwhelming to think through what to put on a personalized bracelet. We have some ideas up our sleeve to help you get started making the best personalized jewelry. 😌

Add a Symbol

A fun way to personalize a bracelet is to add a charming symbol that has meaning to you or the person you’re gifting the jewelry to!

Depending on the retailer you choose to make the personalized bracelet vision come to life, you’ll be able to add symbols for your favorite hobbies: like mountains for an avid hiker, or waves for a surfer. ⛰️🌊 

You can choose to personalize your bracelet with a symbol that represents something meaningful to you (like a paw print to honor a beloved pet) or something cute and fun to change things up (maybe a turtle? 🐢)

Celebrate Birthdays or Other Milestones

Personalized bracelets are a great way to ring in a new year, whether it’s for you or someone you love. 

You can start with having the actual date engraved into the metal part of the bracelet. Pro tip: Make sure to choose a font that matches the person’s aesthetic and personality best. Play around with the formatting until you love how it looks– and don’t forget to ensure it fits properly on the bracelet.

Some pieces will even allow you to add a birthstone to the piece for next level personalization.. You can take it even further by adding a specific constellation to match the recipient's zodiac sign for an added layer of thoughtfulness. 

It doesn’t stop at birthdays: if you have another important milestone you want to celebrate - like a wedding or engagement date, the date you graduated, you name it - you can treat yourself or a loved one with a personalized bracelet to commemorate the big day. TBH, celebrations of any sort are the perfect opportunity to personalize bracelets! 🥂

Shout out a Special Someone

Make the friendship bracelets. 🎶 When deciding how to personalize your bracelet, you may decide to use it as a sort of friendship or relationship bracelet for your #1. 

You can do this as a gift, engraving your name or initials into the bracelet and then gifting it to your bestie or your boo. Or… you can get their initials engraved on a bracelet of your own! 

You don’t have to stop at just their name–you can also think about adding the appropriate symbols, birthstones, anniversary dates, or constellations that make the bracelet that much more meaningful. Check out our friendship bracelets section for even more inspiration!

Memorialize a Loved One

Losing someone close to you is never easy, but there are always small, important ways you can honor their memory and keep them with you. Many turn to jewelry as a way to do this, whether it’s wearing their old pieces that were handed down to you or creating a custom piece that perfectly encapsulates them. 💗

With a personalized bracelet, you can get the person’s name or initials engraved into a beautiful piece of jewelry, giving you a way to honor them daily when you put it on your wrist. There are plenty of personalization ideas beyond just names and initials: like a palm tree if they loved the beach, or a cat if they were an animal lover. Their birthstone, their date of passing, you name it – we offer so many ways to honor that special person. 

Fun Phrases

Engravable bracelets give you just enough space to add a short and meaningful word or phrase to the piece that will make you smile. Think of phrases like “forever” or “sisters”, words that can hold great meaning whether you’re making a personalized bracelet for yourself, or when gifted to someone else. 🫶

Why Get a Personalized Bracelet Made at Pura Vida?

Now that you have a better idea of *what* you’re putting on your personalized bracelet, you’re probably wondering how you can actually make one for yourself. 

At Pura Vida, we’re known for having beautiful jewelry that everyone can enjoy, most notably our bracelets for women and bracelets for guys. Keep reading as we get into why you can find the best bracelets for men and women at our shop. 

A Quick, Easy, and Fun Personalization Process

A key reason we have the best bracelets for women and men when it comes to personalization is how seamless the process is. The website is so easy to use, and the interface allows you to easily select the right finish and string colors that you like, in addition to adding customization features like symbols, words, phrases, dates, names, and more!

Once you’ve put the piece together online, you can finalize your order and we’ll take care of the rest behind the scenes! 😉

Your Possibilities for What to Put on a Personalized Bracelet are Endless!

You may have picked up on this by now, but Pura Vida provides you with tons of different options for personalizing bracelets. We have a number of different bracelets that are customizable–like our metal bracelets–in addition to five fun fonts to choose from when you add a word, letter, phrase, or date to your jewelry. 

You can add different constellations and birthstones to enhance the customization of your piece. Put your creativity to the test, the sky really is the limit as to how you can personalize your bracelet!

High-Quality Jewelry That Will Stand the Test of Time

If you’re new here, you might just be learning how to wear bracelets. Even if you’re only recently exploring the jewelry realm, it’s easy to see the quality behind our jewelry and how long-lasting our pieces are. 

You won’t have to worry about the bracelet fraying or tarnishing after just one wear. Our jewelry is meant to keep up with you and your active lifestyle, meaning it looks just as good on the trails or on the beach as it does on a night out on the town with friends. 🪩

The Deeper Meaning Behind the Pura Vida Movement

Let’s take a trip down memory lane: our founders came up with the idea for Pura Vida while on a trip to Costa Rica after college. While there, they came across two local artisans, Jorge and Joaquin, who were struggling to make ends meet selling their artisan-made jewelry. 

Knowing that the quality and style of their jewelry would be appreciated by American customers, they brought a selection back to the states, which quickly sold out. This spurred the idea of Pura Vida, inspired by the laidback culture and lifestyle in Costa Rica that reminds you to slow down and enjoy life’s pleasures, while still being able to support the artisans handcrafting the pieces. 

Feel Good About This Shopping Spree!

Since the start, Pura Vida, has made it a point to give back to the people and communities around us. To date, we have donated over 4 million dollars to more than 200 charity partners, and are always looking for new ways to give back. ❤️

This includes supporting the artisans and workers involved directly in the production of our jewelry, meaning Pura Vida allows you to have a guilt-free shopping spree.

Add Some Other Personalized Jewelry to Match

Aside from our amazing personalized bracelets, there are many other engraved jewelry pieces you can customize with Pura Vida, including engraved rings and engraved necklaces to give your whole rotation a refresh. 

Wrapping Up: What to Put on a Personalized Bracelet

TLDR: creating a personalized bracelet is easy when you head to Pura Vida. ☀️ With vast options of fonts, symbols, phrases, and metal finishes to choose from, you’ll quickly see that there are countless options for making a custom bracelet that’s one-of-a-kind and made just for you!

Even better, we have so many other amazing collections in store for anyone looking to add to their jewelry box–like our 18k gold bracelets, artisan bracelets, and sterling silver bracelets that give you an extra splash of shine. You can’t go wrong with our classic string bracelets, braided bracelets, or try something like our beaded bracelets when you’re more in the mood for handmade bracelets that can keep up with on-the-go lifestyle.  

Shop Pura Vida today to join the movement and embrace the ‘pura vida’ way of life. 

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