Belcher bracelets are one of the most popular styles for both men and women to accessorise with. Typically crafted in gorgeous solid gold, belcher bracelets have a uniquely thickset style which can capture attention anywhere you go. The design itself has a rich history, works in concert with a wide range of different outfits, and can be worn throughout the seasons. In this blog, we look at exactly what a belcher bracelet is, some of Hatton Jewellers’ top picks, and offer some style advice to ensure that you get the most out of your accessory. 

What is a Belcher Bracelet?

The belcher bracelet is a type of bracelet design made up of chunky ‘D’-shaped links which give the piece a powerful appearance. The links themselves can often be engraved with intricate designs for a detailed look or kept plain to let the beauty of the solid gold do the talking. Belcher bracelets stand out as a notably unisex variety of heavy jewellery. Whether you opt for an iced-out belcher bracelet or a simple, textured design, the piece will look great styled with everything from a summer dress to a three-piece suit.

The History of the Belcher Bracelet

Follow the history books back to the 19th century and you’ll find the likely origin of the belcher bracelet tied to a famous British boxer.  Achieving ‘Champion of All England’ status in the early 1800s, James ‘Jem’ Belcher became the inspiration behind the name of the bracelet. His name has since become synonymous with this design, coined by retailers and jewellery enthusiasts alike. Not a fan of pugilism? The chain’s name may also be derived from the lightweight scarves and accompanying ring ties commonly worn across England throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, so don’t worry, belchers aren’t all bareknuckle. 

Hatton Jewellers’ Top 5 Belcher Bracelet Picks

At Hatton Jewellers, we have a large selection of Belcher bracelets to choose from, perfect for both men and women to style. To help you narrow down your search, we’ve plucked out a few of our most popular products. Explore them below, and you never know, you may just find your dream jewellery accessory.  

9ct Gold Solid Patterned Belcher Bracelet - 15mm - 9.25" - Gents

9ct gold patterned belcher 15mm gents

9ct Gold Solid Large Textured Belcher Bracelet - 15mm 10" Mens

9ct 15mm belcher mens

Solid 9ct Gold Heavy Ornate Belcher Bracelet -12.5mm -9.5" Mens

Solid 9ct Gold Heavy Ornate Belcher Bracelet -12.5mm -9.5" Mens

Solid 9ct Gold Heavy Ornate Belcher Bracelet -12.5mm -8.5" Ladies

Solid 9ct Gold Heavy Ornate Belcher Bracelet -12.5mm

9ct Gold Solid Gem-Set Belcher Bracelet - 7.5mm - 8.5" Gents

9ct Gold Solid Gem-Set Belcher Bracelet - 7.5mm - 8.5


How to Style your Belcher Bracelet

A belcher bracelet can be styled in a variety of different ways, whether it’s with occasion wear or a simple, everyday outfit. Regardless of whether it’s a masculine or feminine piece, the key to pulling off the belcher look is wearing it in a way which suits you. Here are a few pointers from Hatton Jewellers on how to style your belcher bracelet across different circumstances.

Wearing a belcher bracelet to a special occasion

When choosing jewellery to wear at a special event, you’re presented with two options: subtle class or bold extravagance. As they say, fortune favours the bold, so we always tend to lean towards the latter with an iced-out yellow gold belcher bracelet.  However, bold jewellery may not be your thing. If it’s not, opting for a more traditional look, with a simple-design 10mm belcher bracelet, is more likely to work in your favour. 

Styling your belcher bracelet with a casual outfit

Belcher bracelets, which feature intricate and ornate designs, are great for pairing with a casual outfit as they can help accentuate what might otherwise be classed as a standard look. Without going overboard with gem-laden accessories, you can still add a stylish finish to a shirt and jeans combo or a light dress. 

Matching your belcher bracelet with an outfit for social events

Attending social events can be a great opportunity to flaunt some of your ‘dressier’ accessories and ensure that you become the talk of the party. Shimmering belcher bracelets are a great way to do this, as you can counteract the opulence of the piece with a subdued outfit, such as a black turtleneck or a plain shirt. 

How to Measure Your Wrist for the Right Belcher Bracelet Size

Shopping for jewellery online can lack the hands-on experience you get trying on the piece in-store. This can deter some people, but in fact, it’s extremely simple to figure out your wrist size and ensure that the piece you purchase will fit perfectly.  The most effective way to ensure that you get a bracelet which isn’t too tight or too loose is to use a tape measure to find out the circumference of your wrist. Once you’ve found out the circumference, add half an inch to this measurement and you’ve got your perfect fit.  Top Tip If you want your bracelet to fit a little tighter, only add a quarter of an inch. 

Belcher Bracelets at Hatton Jewellers

At Hatton Jewellers, our aim is to provide a diverse range of belcher bracelets for our customers to choose from so that they can find their perfect piece. Whether it’s an iced-out bracelet or engraved belcher accessory, we ensure that every solid gold piece of jewellery comes with an official UK hallmark stamp and certificate of authenticity. Learn more about shopping with a trustworthy jeweler, or explore the other bracelets we have to offer. Then keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for regular updates on the latest deals and products.