Bracelets and Bangles
The bracelet is defined as an ornament designed to be worn on the wrist or arm, whereas bangle bracelets and cuff bracelets are rigid bands that can either be hinged or solid and are some of the most popular designs in fashion jewellery today. Because of the significant amount of metal used in the design of a bangle or cuff bracelet, this style of bracelet is typically more expensive than a link design.
Fashion bangles to accessorise….
When it comes to accessorising your favourite fashion jewellery, these popular bangle bracelets are a design dream. The ability to easily convert from business to casual makes bangles a good investment for the woman who needs to maximise her fashion jewellery wardrobe.
It’s just as easy to wear a bangle or cuff bracelet to work as it is to pull on your favourite jeans and set out to run several afternoon errands. When the evening draws near you will also find that a simple black dress will come to life with the addition of the right evening fashion jewellery accessory.
The bangle offers a class look…
If you are a bracelet lover, the bangle design will offer you a classic look with a modern twist. Featuring styles that include polished, textured, sterling silver and those showcasing crystal and glass cabochons, the solid nature of the bangle will provide a look that’s traditional and a durability that gives you the perfect combination of movement and reassurance in your choice of accessories.
Whether at fun or at play, this popular bracelet design is sure to have you raising your hand in victory. Best of all, the bangle is very much in style for the upcoming season making any woman who wears it one who knows her fashion and stays atop of the current trends.
Bracelets and royalty….
The earliest bracelet dates back to around 2500 BC and was of a type worn by the Sumerians in southern Mesopotamia. Bracelets, necklaces, anklets, finger rings and earrings made the women of Sumer into show windows of their husband’s prosperity. Bracelets were found in the tombs of Ur where it was customary to bury royalty with their jewellery and unfortunately their poor servants.
By about 2000 BC, in Ancient Egypt, bracelets emerged as major pieces of jewellery and were even found in the ruins from the Vesuvias eruption in Pompeii in 79 AD.
In Grecian times bracelets were popular with men and soldiers wore defensive bands of leather, often decorated with gold, silver and or gemstones, on their forearms. They were known as ‘Bracels,’ from the Latin Brachium, meaning, ‘arm.’ When women caught on that these Bracels would look great on them, they started wearing smaller versions, called little Bracels…or ‘Bracel-ets.’
The history of bracelets stretches forward through the Middle Ages of medieval Europe through the Baroque period of the 18th century, and on right through to the present.
Today, bracelets are worn by both men and women in a variety of materials and bangles are hugely popular and often unisex.
Whatever your taste and budget, we have something to suit everyone.