Bangle

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Bangles are a rigid bracelet style, typically in an oval or round shape, which completely encircle the wrist. They are either slipped over the hand or put on using a hinged opening mechanism. In some cultures they are carved from a single piece of gem material such as jadeite or are crafted in precious metal and slipped over the hand in childhood to remain there for a lifetime. Bangles can be worn singly or in combinations of two or more. Historically, bangles appear in almost every civilization since the Iron Age.

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Solid Bangle Bracelet. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.
Victorian Gold Bangle Hinged Bracelet. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.
Carved Jadeite Carved Bangle Bracelet. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.
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