Bracelet

Certainly you will find a bracelet or bangle to your liking in our jewelry catalog. There is a big selection of silver and anti-allergic stainless steel bracelets and bangles with different kind of gemstones, like opal, amber garnet etc. or without stones as well.

Bracelet is an article of jewelry which is worn around the wrist. Bracelets usualy made from metal, plastic, leather, cloth or other materials often decorated with gemstones, rocks, wood, and/or shells.
Beside the usualy use of bracelets, they are also used for medical purposes, such as allergy bracelets We also know identification bracelets like hospital patient-identification tags for ex.

History of bracelet

Although the term armlet may be technically similar, it is taken to mean an item that sits on the upper shoulder: an arm ring. The origin of the term 'bracelet' is from the Greek 'brachile' meaning 'of the arm', via the Old French 'barcel'.

The history of Egyptian bracelets is about 7000 years old. They used materials like bones, stones and woods for bracelets to serve religious and spiritual interests. The Scarab Bracelet is one of the most recognized symbols of ancient Egypt. The scarab represented rebirth and regeneration. Carved scarabs were worn as jewelry. It was wrapped into the linen bandages of mummies. Myth told of the scarab god, Khepri, pushing the sun across the sky.

Shell bracelet from a c.1800 BC Nubian mercenary grave

In Bulgaria there is a tradition called Martenitsa, which sometimes involves tying a red and white string around the wrist to please Baba Marta in order for spring to come sooner.

There is a tradition in Greece, weaving a bracelet from red and white string on the first day of March and wearing it till the end of summer. It is called "Martis" and is considered to help protect the wearer's skin from the strong Greek sun.
In many places of India, the bangles mean the marital status of a woman who wear it.
Bracelets is often used as slang for handcuffs when it used in plural.

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