The line between types of jewelry and where they are worn is continually blurring as jewelers come up with innovative new designs. One such trend is hand jewelry, which was seen on the hands of Sarah Jessica Parker, Salma Hayek, Nicole Scherzinger and Jennifer Lawrence. These hand accessories then spread to other gemstone jewelry lovers. Traditionally, only rings were worn on the hands and bracelets on the wrists. However, contemporary designs are made to be worn over the palm of the hand. These are referred to variously as hand cuffs, hand bracelets, palm cuffs, handlets or palm bracelets.
Some fashionistas wear their hand bracelets along with rings and bracelets, so that the hand bracelet sits between the two. Hand bracelets may also match a ring or bracelet and be sold as part of a set. Hand bracelets may even incorporate a ring and bracelet, like the Indian or Middle Eastern-style chain jewelry. These are slightly different to the trending hand bracelets, since the chain only runs over the palm between the bracelet and ring, rather than hugging the palm. Some jewelry lovers are of the opinion that a hand bracelet is a statement piece that should not be worn with other bracelets, since it would appear as though one bracelet is misplaced. Unlike wrist bracelets, hand bracelets are an elongated shape, for comfortable wear, since they hug the palm and are not circular or loose like bangles. The underside, which goes across the palm of the hand, is usually plain, and the top is decorated with a metal design or colored gemstones.