Bracelets - Bracelets and Bangles

Bracelets and Bangles

As early as 5000 BCE, in Egypt, bracelets were a fad. Russia is home to several ancient bracelets estimated at least 40 years old. In some cultures, bangles play a significant role in the wedding ceremony. Bracelets were an everyday accessory for ancient Egyptians, although their functional relevance has been vastly discounted. Initially worn by Greek troops for protection, leather bracelets eventually became integral to the country’s military garb. Before the Medieval Ages, bracelets were a typical ornament for men and women. In the seventeenth century, bracelets were once again a popular adornment for women. In the twentieth century, bracelets became popular again among both sexes, albeit males tended to wear single, plain bracelets while women often stacked bracelets of varying sizes, colors, and materials.

For centuries, bracelets have been used for ritual and celebration in secular and religious contexts. For as long as people can remember, they’ve been donning bracelets for anything from warding off evil spirits and the heat to signaling marital status and speeding up the arrival of spring. Even though bracelets are now mostly worn for aesthetic purposes, they frequently have more profound symbolic significance for their owners. The fact that charms can be added to the bracelet over time and that each charm can stand in for a different person or event has made charm bracelets a popular accessory. Bracelets have a rich history, with some associated with health and prosperity and others with the darker past of slavery as a means of identifying ownership. In the past, upper-class people would flaunt their status and fortune by wearing bracelets. These days, many people show their affiliation with a group or a cause by sporting bracelets with appropriate symbols. Rubber bands with printed messages or characters are used for this purpose. In China, parents often give their children a jade bracelet as a token of their love and protection. The exchange of friendship bracelets is a universal practice. Bracelets made of string can be given as a token of friendship between two people.

Charm bracelets are making a comeback, and cuff bracelets will be popular in 2023.

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