Bangles

Did you know that bangles originate from South Asia? Namely, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It is common tradition for a new bride to wear glass bangles at her wedding– and the honeymoon lasts until the last bangle breaks.

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Bangles also have significance in Hinduism and Sikhism. In Sikhism, for example, the kara is a simple and elegant silver colored bangle, usually made of steel or iron. It is one of the five external articles of faith that identify a Sikh as dedicated to their religious order. To find out more about the kara and the other external articles of faith, click here.

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While it holds less symbolism in the west, the bangle has become an accessory staple amongst western populations. Bangles are versatile: you can stack a large amount, wear only a few, or simply sport one. They come in a vast array of colors, materials, and styles.

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Author of “Fancy Things” blog showing off a lovely collection of Kate Spade bangles (image found here).

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Actress Drew Barrymore displaying beautifully stacked gold bangles and other bracelets (image found here).

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Blogger of “Fashionable Fiona” exhibiting collection of various bangles (image found here).

The French designer, Charles Garnier, has a collection of bright, shimmery bangles, that all at once express edgy, sophisticated, and effortless style.

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Vintage charles garnier bangle: http://ebay.to/1EHmRBM

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Vintage charles garnier stud bangle: http://ebay.to/1xiosjK

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Vintage charles garnier stud bangle: http://ebay.to/1Gtlw5W

The above Charles Garnier bangles (and cuffs!) are available now at http://www.alwaysbelisting.com. Grab them before it’s too late!

Here are some other ABL bangles:

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Vintage 925 Sterling Silver Gleaming Cat’s Eye Bangle

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Vintage Sterling Silver Bangle

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925 Sterling Silver Heavy Turquoise Navajo Bangle

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Vintage Sterling Silver Heavy Belt Bangle

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Vintage BARSE Sterling Silver Heavy Bangle

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Whether you choose to accessorize with a stack of thin ones or make a statement with just one heavy, ornately designed one, bangles are a fun way to spruce up any outfit and express your own unique style.

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