Bangles are traditionally rigid bracelets, originating from the Indian subcontinent, which is usually made of metal, wood, glass or plastic. They are traditional ornaments worn mostly by women from the Indian subcontinent. It is common to see a new bride wearing glass bangles at her wedding, they symbolize auspiciousness and sanctity of marriage. Bangles are a sign of a women’s ‘suhaag’. Bangles also have a very traditional value in Hinduism as it is considered inauspicious for a married woman to be bare-armed. Bangles may also be worn by young girls. Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewelry. They are sometimes worn in pairs by women, one or more on each arm. It is also common for women to wear a single bangle or several bangles on just one wrist.
There are two basic types of bangles: a solid cylinder type; and a split, cylindrical spring opening/closing type. One factor that adds to the price of the bangles is the artifacts or the work done further on the metal. This includes workmanship or small stone pieces or even small hangings that are attached to the bangles. The rareness of color and its unique value also increase the value.
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