Buying bracelets in Geneva is a really pleasant way to spend a day, but it can be hard to know where to find the best examples of Swiss jewellery. BAUNAT has gathered our top spots for shopping for jewellery in the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. Plus, we have provided a brief history of why bracelets are so popular!

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A short history of bracelets

[Jewellery] should tell a story about the person who’s wearing it
Bracelets in their most basic form have existed for millennia. In Ancient Egypt, they were fashioned out of wood, bones and stones for religious purposes. After the Bronze Age, they began to be made out of gold and silver.

During the Middle Ages, bracelets fell out of fashion, particularly for men. Once the 14th century arrived, methods for cutting gemstones were found, and diamonds were used in various items of jewellery.

There was a European revival of bracelets in the 17th century when women began to wear them as fashion accessories. In the Victorian Era, charm bracelets were in vogue.

In the 20th century, the ornate designs of the previous century gave way to the flashy fashions of Art Deco. Bakelite and plastic became popular materials with which to produce jewellery in the 1930s. Gold-plated brass or sterling silver charm bracelets came back into fashion in the 1950s, but by the 1970s, women wanted more variety of choice. This trend for picking a design to suit your style has continued to the present day.

Where can I find bracelets in Geneva?

Geneva, the second-most populous city of Switzerland, is a fantastic place to buy jewellery. Located in the French-speaking area of this country, it is a global city, meaning that you can find a huge variety of international influences there.

The main shopping area of Geneva is the city centre, particularly on the parallel streets, the Rue du Rhone and the Rue du Marche. There, you can find many boutique jewellers, as well as bastions of the jewellery world. However, our favourite by far has to be…

BAUNAT Geneva Showroom


The BAUNAT Geneva Showroom, which you can find on Rue de la Fontaine, is the ideal place to visit if you are on the lookout for a new bracelet. We work exclusively by appointment, meaning you can enjoy tailored advice in a relaxed atmosphere. Our jewellery experts will be delighted to help you select the piece of jewellery that is best suited to you.

If you are still not sure where to start, why not browse our online bracelet collection before you head into Geneva to make your purchase? That way, you can get an idea of what is available and what designs you like best. Alternatively, if you are buying on behalf of someone else, why not check their jewellery collection to see what they like? Moreover, you can always contact our customer service team for free guidance before you buy.
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