Bangles are tarditional Indian Jewelry accessories. Gold Bangles look like Gold Bracelets , only they are much more thinner. Bangles are worn in pairs or sets ranging from two to twelve bangles.
Bangles are traditionally most associated with weddings, but today bangles are widely available in most international fashion stores.Bangles orignate as far back as the 6th century BC in India. Originally made from glass, bangles are now available in a variety of materials, textures, colours and price range.Traditions reagrding the choice of material and style depends on the region in India.Some are stricter than others.
Gold Bracelets and Gold , white gold , even diamond bangles are more commonly used for wedding wheres the less expensive more colourful plastic bangles would be used for religious holidays.
Another tradition involving bangles is at birth, when Indian babies have their naming ceremony then the childis given an black plastic bangle to protect them from evil spirits. This is a similar tradition as the silver spoon ,most Indian babies get a gold bangle to mark their naming ceremony.
Bangles have grown in popularity over the years.Production of Bangles remains tob e predominantly in India but you can find hundreds of differnt stlyes and matrials even wires, plastic and wood bangles in stores worldwide.
Although bangles are mostly worn by woman, some metal bangles like the kara are worn by Sikh men for religious symbolism. White gold bangles seem very popular these days but are also very expensive due to this popularity.One way to afford new jewelry is to sell your old and broken gold bracelets to postal gold .