A bracelet is an article of jewellery that is worn around the wrist. Like many other types of jewelry, the history behind wearing bracelets is both long and fascinating. In fact, the history of bracelets is as old as time itself. Starting with materials like bones, shells, grass, stones, and wood, they originally were worn to serve religious and spiritual interests. Ancient Egyptian men and women were known to wear them. In 2008, a bracelet believed to be over 40,000 years old was found by Russian archeologists! In Bulgaria, there is a tradition involving wearing a special bracelet to bring spring sooner. Just the opposite, Greeks wore a special bracelet to protect their skin from the fierce summer sun. In some parts of India, the number and type of bangles worn by a woman denotes her marital status.
The history of bracelets is fascinating, to say the least. As time went on, they also became worn for other purposes- including the fact that they're very pretty! More than likely, this is why you're interested in wearing them today.
Modern Bracelets to Make Your Outfit Pop
Most modern women wear bracelets as an accessory to their outfit, not for any type of religious or ceremonial purpose. The bracelets are worn to enhance a woman's look. They never go out of style, and they create an ambiance of class and elegance!
After stones and shells, bracelets were commonly made of copper or bronze, and eventually even gold and silver. Silver is the most common bracelet material today. That being said, there are many materials to choose from, including beads and crystals. The best bracelets are often inlaid with costume or semi-precious stones.
A Few of our Favorite Bracelets
Bracelets are an essential piece of accessory for women. If you're looking for your next favorite item of jewelry, we are confident it can be found in our expansive online collection of bracelets. In fact, there are far too many to go over each, so we put together a quick list of a few of our favorites. These include:
Geometrical and exquisitely shaped, Heidi's brand new "Trapezoid" Crystal Deco Bracelet is sure to turn heads no matter what room you're in. Featuring twelve trapezoid cut crystals with alternating black enamel accents, this glamorous bracelet is perfect for creating unique and modern looks that guarantee you'll stand out from the crowd.
If you're looking for show-stopping glam, this is it! It features a stunning branch design with clear crystal and crystal AB accents that sparkle and shine from every angle! You're going to want to pair it with the perfect outfit to show it off, like a little black dress.
Nothing says love quite like giving someone jewelry. This bracelet features a classic link design with letters rendered in bronze and crystal pave accents. It is available in clear and fuchsia color options, making it an ideal Valentine's Day gift.
A single strand of round cut crystals create a silhouette that's simple and elegant. We encourage you to pair this bracelet with the matching necklace to create a timelessly chic ensemble. It is available in several stunning colorways, including clear, aurora borealis, metallic, gold, and tanzanite color.
Pearls and diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and this bracelet combines both for a luxurious and classic piece that’s an instant favorite. A single strand of Tahitian color beads is accented by diamond crystal pavé and gold tone accents. A coordinating diamond crystal pavé toggle closure makes this piece truly collection worthy.
Whichever you decide upon, this new bracelet is sure to make you feel absolutely fabulous for your next big date night, church event, party, or work event.