Bangle Bracelets

Gold Bangles 

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14k Gold Textured Bangle Bracelet
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Gold Flat Design Solid Bangle Bracelet
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Gold Flat Design Bangle Bracelet
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Tri Color Slip on Bangle Bracelets
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Gentle Twist Bangle
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Journey Diamond Bangle Bracelet
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Diamond Bangle Bracelet
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Bangle Bracelet
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Fancy Hinged Bangle Bracelet
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Diamond Scroll Bangle Bracelet
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Circle Design Diamond Bangle
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Diamond Gold Bangle Bracelet
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Domed Bangle Bracelet
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Designer Hinged Bangle
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Designer White or Yellow Gold Bangle
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Tri Color 14Kt Bangle
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Pass Design Bangle
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Diamond Twist Design Bangle
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Diamond Bangle
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The tradition of wearing bangles began in ancient India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. By definition, bangles are rigid bracelets, usually made of metal, wood, or plastic. As an ornamental jewelry, bangles may also come with diamonds, gems, and pearls. However, due to contemporary manufacturing of this jewelry, it is tough to tell authentic gold bangles from phony imitations.

Rose Gold Bangle:

A Deep Historical Foundation

The origin of the use of bangles traces back to Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan (2600 BCE) settlements some 5,000 years ago. Traceable artifacts of bangles appeared during excavation here, as they did at other historical sites over the centuries:

  • Mauryan Empire (322 BCE)
  • Roman Empire (330 BCE)
  • Mayan Settlements (2nd Century BCE)
  • Taxila (6th Century BCE)

Bangles have a strong tie to marriage in South Asian cultures. It is a custom where a bride must wear as many bangles as possible at her wedding. The act of wearing multiple glass bangles is a honeymoon ritual in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, where the breaking of the last bangle represented consummation.

The value of bangles in Hinduism is much greater than in any other religion because they denote auspicial significance for marrying women. Toddlers and women may also wear regular bangles in gold and silver; men may wear a single bangle, made only out of gold, silver, or iron.

Today, bangles exist in many gold variants, such as rose gold, which is an excellent gift for that special someone.

White Gold Bangle

and Other Colors

The design of bangle jewelry hasn't drastically changed compared to other jewelry types, such as earrings and rings. The circular shape of bangles is still intact, although modern construction materials have taken over.

Present-day bangles are not limited to gold, silver, steel, and glass. In fact, there are different bangle colors with corresponding interpretations:

  • Red/Rose Bangle – Energy and Passion
  • Blue – Tranquility and Wisdom
  • Purple – Independence
  • Green – Luck and Married Status
  • Yellow – Happiness
  • Orange – Success
  • White – New Beginnings
  • Black – Power
  • Silver – Strength
  • Gold – Fortune and Prosperity

The term bangle comes from the Hindi word "Bungri," meaning glass. Bangles often come with precious metals such as gold, silver, or platinum, although cheaper materials are prevalent. Other creative construction materials include wood, glass, plastic, seashell, and fern.

Solid Gold Bangle

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Throughout history, bangles have retained their structure, but use has evolved to suit fashion. If you want to avail of authentic bangle jewelry, consider the following locations that have strong reputations in the bangle industry:

  • Laad Bazaar, North India – Famous for its glass bangles since 1566
  • Hyderabad, Pakistan – Authentic Pakistani designer bangles
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh – Specialty Bengali bangles

For those without the means to travel the world (isn't that nearly all of us?), GraciousRose.com offers the most extensive collection of jewelry online. Whether you need gold, platinum, white gold, or rose gold bangle jewelry, we have you covered. With over 3,500 exquisite handmade jewelry pieces to consider, you are sure to find the best bangle from the comfort of your home!

Buy the finest bangle jewelry to give to your loved one today! Along with free shipping on orders over $250, Gracious Rose also offers designer and custom jewelry to suit all your needs. Consult one of our Jewelry Consultants for expert advice on buying our ethically sourced and environment- friendly bangles!

References:

http://www.dawn.com/news/743575/bangles-behind-the-scenes

http://womenfashionweek.com/history-of-bangles-in-the-world/

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