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Bracelets are an essential item to have in your jewelry wardrobe. If you are looking for diamond tennis Bracelet , pearl bracelet or emerald bracelet we carry them all. Bracelets date back to the earliest times, signifying their importance in jewelry history.

The History of Bracelets

Bracelet, from the Greek word ‘brachile’ meaning ‘of the arm’, is a crafted piece of jewelry made up of metal, leather, cloth, plastic, jewels, rocks, woods, or shells. With a history dating back as far as 5000 BCE, bracelets are an article of jewelry that has never gone out of style. Not only are bracelets captivating, bracelets are also useful as hospital identification tags and allergy bracelets. One of the oldest, most recognized piece of Egyptian culture is the ancient Scarab Bracelet. This bracelet exemplifies the symbols of rebirth, regeneration and the mythological scarab god, Khepri, the bringer of night and day.

The Background of Bracelets

In Greece, their bracelets were made up of white and red strings that were weaved together on the first day of March and worn until end of summer people in what people believed would help protect the wearer’s delicate skin from a damaging, Greek sun. This process was called ‘Martis’. Bulgaria maintained a similar ritual called ‘Martenitsa’, with red and white string bracelets, to please their god Baba Marta ‘Grandmother March’. By pleasing Baba Marta, there would be an end to the frigid winter and spring would begin. In certain parts of India, a kind of bracelet called bangles is worn by women to denote their marital status. In Latin American, people wear Azabache Bracelets to protect against the ‘Mal de ojo’ translated to ‘evil eye’ of jealousy or excessive admiration.

Modern Day Bracelets

There are a variety of different types of bracelets. Tennis bracelets, marked by a single row of gemstones typically diamond accented, diamond bracelets, gemstone bracelets, gold bracelets, men’s bracelets, anklets and more. Contemporary bracelets are the composite influence of cultures throughout the world. Silver has become the most common material used for the creation of bracelets, mass produced to meet consumer demand. These days, besides being fashionable, bracelets are also worn in support of social causes or to show group identity, by both men and women.

Various Types of Bracelets

We carry all kinds of bracelets on our website, there’s a match for everyone, both men and women. We know how much our readers want to be a fountain of knowledge, so we’ve provided detail and background for your convenience.

Tennis Bracelets: Tennis bracelets weren’t originally called tennis bracelets; the name was made popular by professional tennis player Chris Evert in 1987 in the middle of a match. Evert wore an expensive bracelet lined with individual diamonds with a single clasp that snapped during the event. Chris Evert asked that the match be temporarily stopped so that she could retrieve all the parts of her then broken bracelet. At that time the name ‘tennis bracelet’ was coined. Tennis bracelets are typically bracelets lined with a single row of gemstones. Though, the tennis bracelet is most often made up of diamonds, these bracelets can be hold any kind gemstone combination. The most important element of a tennis bracelet is the safety latch, what would have prevented the halted tennis match in 1987.

Gemstone Bracelets: Gemstone bracelets are very versatile, unique fashion. The possibilities of designs and combinations are limitless. Gemstone bracelets in the past were only worn by the wealthier members of society and royalty due to the uniqueness and rarity of the adorning gemstones. Gemstone bracelets are symbolic of protection, so they were usually given to high authority figures and fighters. Gemstone bracelets are a popular way to show the wearer’s birthstone, style, and culture. Find all this and more on our website today!