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A Short Backgrounder on Bracelets

by Gopal Rajawat March 17, 2018

A Short Backgrounder on Bracelets

A bracelet is a piece of jewellery that adorns the wrist or the forearm. The word bracelet is derived from the Latin word ‘brachium’ meaning arm. Bracelets are universal and versatile ornaments, displayed by both men and women. However the intricacies and designs incorporated in the bracelet vary for men and women. The history of bracelets started with bone and shell bracelets, moving to gold and silver after the discovery of these metals. Today bracelets are available in a variety of materials, designs and styles.

Bracelets for weddings and other special occasions are generally made of gold or silver. While gold seems to be a popular choice with women for daily wear as well as celebrations, the men prefer bracelets made of silver or other metals, reserving gold for exclusive occasions like weddings.

The different Bracelets can be classified on the basis of styles...

Bangle Bracelet

This type of bracelet is circular in structure like a bangle but unlike a bangle that is uniformly decorated throughout, a bracelet may have a highlighting decoration. This bracelet also gives the comfort of adjusting the size on the wrist. The bangle bracelet may also have a hinge and lock mechanism.

Women’s everyday bangle bracelets can be subtle and delicate, and opulent for party wear. They can be embellished with gem stones or use craftsmanship like Meenakari.


Cuff Bracelet

The cuffs are wider open ended bracelets and are more noticeable than any other form of bracelets. The women’s cuff tends to be more wide and artistic compared to the men’s cuff. The cuffs can be called as a statement piece of jewellery worn to enhance one’s outfit look.

The following images show women’s cuff bracelets ranging from traditional to contemporary styles

Cuff Bracelets


Men’s cuffs can be made of gold, silver or even metals like copper. The images below show Indian bracelets for men in cuff style

men cuff bracelets


Chain Bracelet

Chain bracelets are made of looped repetitive patterns and do not have a rigid form like the bangle. They have a loose fall owing to the chain links. They may have a highlight ornament attached and can be strung with pearls or studded with diamonds. Silver, gold or any other metal can be used in these chained forms of Indian bracelets.

chain bracelets women


Charm Bracelet

These are chain or strand bracelets with the addition of charms on them. This concept of charm bracelet was incorporated into Indian bracelets from the western world. Charms available in various shapes like books, cars, moon, dolphins, stars, flowers, babies, buildings, letters and food items can be added to a chain bracelet to make it unique as per the significance of charms to the wearer or individual preference.

The charm bracelets are more popular with young generation, who like to display it as a fashion accessory. These bracelets can be custom made by adding the desired charms.


Fashion Bracelets

Apart from the use of expensive materials like gold, silver, precious stones and pearls in bracelets, since time immemorial, beads, leather, glass, bones and shells have been used to make jewellery. Such jewellery is being adopted as contemporary jewellery in the metros. Youngsters lean more towards the use of such jewellery than more expensive ones, as it is financially accessible and looks exclusive and trendy.

fashion bracelets women

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size chart
NOTE: That the measurements on all the tables should be taken directly on your body and do not refer to the measurements of the clothing.
    32A 70A 32A 32A
    32B 70B 32B 32B
    32C 70C 32C 32C
    32D 70D 32D 32D
    32DD 70E 32DD/E 32DD
    32E 70F 32DDD/E 32E
    32F 70G 32G 32F
    34A 75A 34A 34A
    34B 75B 34B 34B
    34C 75C 34C 34C
    34D 75D 34D 34D
    34DD 75E 34DD/E 34DD
    34E 75F 34DDD/E 34E
    34F 75G 34G 34F
    36A 80A 36A 36A
    36B 80B 36B 36B
    36C 80C 36C 36C
    36D 80D 36D 36D
    36DD 80E 36DD/E 36DD
    36E 80F 36DDD/E 36E
    36F 80G 36G 36F
    38A 85A 38A 38A
    38B 85B 38B 38B
    38C 85C 38C 38C
    38D 85D 38D 38D
    38DD 85E 38DD/E 38DD
    38E 85F 38DDD/E 38E
    38F 85G 38G 38F
    XS 0-2 4-6 32-34 30"-31" 22.75" - 23.75" 32.75" - 33.75"
    S 4-6 8-10 36-38 32" - 34" 23.75" - 26.75" 34.75" - 36.75"
    M 8-10 12-14 40-42 36" - 38" 28.75" - 30.75" 38.75" - 40.75"
    L 12-14 16-18 44-46 40" - 43" 32.75" - 35.75" 42.75" - 45.75"
    XL 16-18 20-22 48-50 45.5" - 48" 38.5" - 41" 48.5" - 51"
    2XL 20-22 24-26 52-56 50.5" - 53" 43.5" - 46" 53.5" - 56"
    XS 1-2 4-6 32-34
    S 4-6 8-10 36-38
    M 8-10 12-14 40-42
    L 12-14 16-18 44-46
    XL 16-18 320-22 48-50
    2XL 20-22 24-26 52-56
    XS 1-2 4-6 32-34 22.75" - 23.75" 32.75" - 33.75"
    S 4-6 8-10 36-38 23.75" - 26.75" 34.75" - 36.75"
    M 8-10 12-14 40-42 28.75" - 30.75" 38.75"- 40.75"
    L 12-14 16-18 44-46 32.75" - 35.75" 42.75" - 45.75"
    XL 16-18 20-22 48-50 38.5" - 41" 48.5" - 51"
    2XL 20-22 24-26 52-56 43.5" - 46" 53.5" - 56"
    5 35-36 3 5 21.5 35
    5.5 36 3.5 5.5 22 35.5
    6 36-37 4 6 22.5 36
    6.5 37 4.5 6.5 23 36.5
    7 37-38 5 7 23.5 37
    7.5 38 5.5 7.5 24 37.5
    8 38-39 6 8 24.5 38
    8.5 39 6.5 8.5 25 38.5
    9 39-40 7 9 25.5 39
    9.5 40 7.5 9.5 26 39.5
    10 40-41 8 10 26.5 40
    11 41-42 9 11 27.5 41
  • Regular Size Chart

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