Characteristics of BanglesBangles have been worn since 2600 BC. Made mostly of copper, gold, or glass these decorative adornments were worn by brides at their wedding. Afterwards, married women wore them to conceal their bare arms in public. Bangles are made in either a full circle or a partial ring, which distinguishes them from other types of bracelets. During the Victorian era, bangles were more commonly known as golden handcuffs. Its simple partial circle design was offered in place of an engagement ring. By the 1920’s, in the United States, more ornate designs emerged making bangles desirable for fashionable women.
Popular Collections of Bangles at Kevin’s Fine JewelryToday, the craftsmanship of gold and diamond bangles make them more of a statement piece than a rite of passage. There is no stronger statement than bangles by Madison L’s Milano collection found at Kevin’s Fine Jewelry. A family-owned company, Madison L lives up to the affluent representation the name implies. Intricate diamonds in a prong setting, adorned in yellow or white gold are unique and feminine in design. The delicate objet d’art of each element leaves a lasting impression with its stunning simplicity.
The Michael M collection offers a more European approach to bangles without sacrificing meticulous style, or the precision of milgrain detail framing the arrangement of prong set diamonds. More modern in design but lacking none of the romantic vintage appurtenance expected from masters of the craft, the Simon G collection provides versatility within the selection. The pavé placement of diamonds appears continuous, whether on the band in a single layer or set in an ornamental bloom of brilliance for the center of the wrist. Classic sophistication is a timeless accompaniment for any occasion or the perfect gift for a special someone.