Friday 24 February 2023




 A piece of jewelry worn around the wrist is called a bracelet. Bracelets can be worn as an adornment or for other purposes. Bracelets can serve as holders for other decorative objects like charms when worn as jewelry. Certain bracelets, such as allergy bracelets, hospital patient identification tags, and bracelet tags for newborn babies, are marked with medical and identifying information. Bracelets can be worn for religious or cultural reasons or to represent a particular phenomenon, such as breast cancer awareness.

A bracelet is frequently referred to as a bangle if it has a single, rigid loop. An ankle bracelet or anklet is what it is known as when it is worn around the ankle. Boots are adorned with a boot bracelet. Metal, leather, cloth, plastic, beads, or other materials can be used to make bracelets, and jewelry bracelets can also include stones, crystals, wood, shells, metal, or plastic hoops, pearls, and a variety of other materials.

Although the terms armlet and armlet may be technically equivalent, armlet is generally used to refer to an arm ring that rests on the upper shoulder. The word "bracelet" derives from the Greek brachile, which means "of the arm," through the Old French bracel. A bracelet is a type of little arm guard or brace used by archers.

Traditional rigid bracelets called "bangles" are typically constructed of metal, wood, glass, or plastic. Throughout the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, and Africa, women wear these ornaments most frequently. At weddings in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and other Asian nations, brides frequently sport glass bangles. Little girls can also wear bracelets, and toddlers enjoy bracelets made of gold or silver. A single bangle known as a kada or kara is worn by some men and women on their wrists or arms.

In Sikhism, the groom will get a gold ring, a kara (steel or iron bracelet), and a mohra from the father of the Sikh bride. Punjabi ladies wear chooda, a specific type of bangle, on their wedding day. It is a set of stone-worked white and crimson bangles


Bangles constructed from materials including sea shells, copper, bronze, gold, agate, and chalcedony have all been discovered in the past in archaeological sites all throughout the Indian subcontinent. This artifact depicting a dancing girl with bangles on her left arm was discovered at the Mohenjo-daro archaeological site in present-day Pakistan, which dates back to 2600 BC. Copper pieces from the Mahurjhari excavations, ornamented bangles from the Mauryan Empire (322–185 BC), and gold bangle samples from the ancient city of Taxila are some other early instances of bangles in ancient India (6th century BC). Moreover, ornamented shell bangles have been discovered at numerous Mauryan sites. Copper rivets and, in certain cases, gold leaf inlay are further elements.

Bangles have a circular shape and are rigid, unlike bracelets. The word comes from the Hindi word bungri (glass). They are made of a variety of valuable and non-precious materials, including glass, wood, ferrous metals, plastic, gold, silver, and platinum. Hindu women in Bengali and Oriya who get married often wear white seashell bangles. A unique type of bangle known as a "Bengali bangle" is worn by women and girls, especially in the Bengal region. It is a cheaper alternative to an expensive gold bangle and is made by fixing a thin gold strip (weighing between 1-3 g) onto a bronze bangle, then manually crafting on that fused gold strip.


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