Bracelets Jewellery

By: gerald

A bracelet is a piece of jewellery that can be as simple as a string of leather or as complex as an incrusted metal and gem jewellery. It appears that the origin of the word 'bracelet' comes from a Latin word and an old French word that would simply mean 'of the arm'.

Like any other type of jewellery, the history of bracelets is very old. The first bracelets are thought to actually have a religious and spiritual purpose, and people in Latin America used to wear them to protect them against the evil eye. They could actually be attached to the arm as well as the ankle. Bracelets were also used for decorative purpose and were certainly the most popular form of decoration in the ancient world. They would have been very big or thinner and more delicate with sometimes a zoomorphic end.

Bracelets can be in a smooth and flexible form or a more solid form like bangles.
Glass bangles are actually very popular in India where they are made from ordinary coloured glass. They would be worn stacked so the movement of the arm would cause them to make a nice sound.
On top of bangles, you could find other types of bracelets like charm bracelets, slap bracelets, beaded bracelets or even link bracelets. Another common form of bracelet is the friendship bracelet. It usually is a simple handmade bracelet with various styles that are given to a friend as a symbol. Those kind of bracelets first appeared in Central America.

In present days, bracelets can still hold a particular meaning and significance and can be used for various different purposes such as medical to describe the medical condition of a person or simply decorative.
It seems that one very popular type of bracelet is called the Cubetto bracelet. They usually are a fine type of jewellery that will be recognised for the way it is crafted. They can be made of gold, silver or even both metals.
But among handmade bracelets, the most common style of bracelet would be the link bracelet. Those types of bracelets include charm bracelets, military or simply identification bracelets.

Like in the ancient times, bracelets are still a very important piece of jewellery, and bracelets of any kind would obviously make a good gift, whether it is for a friend or for a person you love.
They obviously have to be chosen with a lot of care.

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