Big Spring Trend: The Hand Bracelet

(Source: Fallon, jury might still be out on what we’re calling this new jewelry trend–we’ve heard everything from “hand bracelet” to “palm cuff” to “handlet"–but one thing’s clear: the mid-hand decoration is our favorite new hybrid bauble. And just like midi rings and ear cuffs before it, we’re going to file the style under “accessories we didn’t know we needed.”

The trend has caught on with style-setters such as Sarah Jessica Parker, whose punk-y Fenton Fallon cuff adds an unexpected edge to her otherwise ladylike look.

Jennifer Lawrence also joined the palm party on a recent red carpet, pairing a delicate diamond-encrusted number with her drop-deadDior gown. 
(Source: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images Europe)The fine jewelry designer Gaydamak seems to have a corner on the hand-bracelet market. Its bejeweled designs have been spotted on everyone from Elizabeth Banks to Jamie Chung.
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(Source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America)But if a solid-gold bangle isn’t exactly in your spring jewelry budget, not to worry. Plenty of more wallet-friendly lines are turning out their own versions of the trend. We're particularly loving Fallon's array of sleek, sexy styles.
(Studded Palm Cuff, $160 at Fallon; Floating Cross Palm Cuff, $14 $8.40 at Arden B.)