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Bangle Bracelets

One of the oldest jewelry forms known to human history, the bangle bracelet is universally adored. From simple circles to bejeweled bands, bangle bracelets add an air of elegance and a characteristic “clink” to any wrist.

Some of the earliest examples of bangle bracelets can be traced to ancient Near Eastern and Aegean cultures as early as the 3rd millennium B.C. The iconic “Dancing Girl” bronze figurine, excavated in Mohenjo-Daro near the Indus River in present-day Pakistan and dating to 2600 B.C., is depicted wearing an elaborate collection of bangles on her wrist. Other archaeological excavations in this region have uncovered bangles made from organic materials such as shell or bone.

Still incredibly popular among the contemporary cultures of India and Pakistan, the bangle bracelet has spread its influence worldwide in part because of its incredibly versatility. From the streamlined to the ornate, bangle bracelets have also innovated to accommodate wrist width variations. Some of even the earliest bangles featured a hinged design to simplify wearing, and, since the development of elasticized string in the early 19th century, expandable bangles became increasingly popular.


Quick Facts

  • In Indian culture, the bride receives a collection of glass bangle bracelets just prior to her wedding day. As tradition has it, the newlywed couple is to stay on their honeymoon until the last of the glass bangles breaks
  • Designer David Webb revived the tradition of bangle bracelets in the mid-20th century with his elegant and luxurious designs. Among his clientele were some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Elizabeth Taylor and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • A set of JAR Paris cushion-cut and pave-set diamond bangles once owned by actress Ellen Barkin sold at auction in 2006 for $1.136 million, setting a new record sales price for bangle bracelets

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18ct Rose Gold Bracelet With Diamonds
Nov 29, 7:00 PM AEDT
18ct Rose Gold Bracelet With Diamonds
by Sydney Auction House
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1,50020 Bids
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BUCCELLATI STYLE 18K YELLOW GOLD 1.05CTTW DIAMOND SNOWFLAKE BANGLE BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
BUCCELLATI STYLE 18K YELLOW GOLD 1.05CTTW DIAMOND SNOWFLAKE BANGLE BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1,05010 Bids
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Contemporary Nail bangle
Dec 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
Contemporary Nail bangle
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD1,200- AUD1,800
AUD2,0009 Bids
18K Gold Diamond & Emerald Panther Bangle Bracelet
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
18K Gold Diamond & Emerald Panther Bangle Bracelet
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1,4008 Bids
Sterling Silver Pandora Bracelet
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Pandora Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$177 Bids
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Contemporary Nail Bangle
Dec 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
Contemporary Nail Bangle
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD1,200- AUD1,800
AUD1,3007 Bids
14k Gold Bangle Bracelet
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
14k Gold Bangle Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$757 Bids
14K Gold, Gemstone & Diamond Bangle
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
14K Gold, Gemstone & Diamond Bangle
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$7006 Bids
Sterling Silver Artisanal Bangle Bracelet, Mexico
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Artisanal Bangle Bracelet, Mexico
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $140
$606 Bids
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CARTIER STYLE DIAMOND PUMA BRACELET
Nov 27, 10:00 AM CST
CARTIER STYLE DIAMOND PUMA BRACELET
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $8,000- $10,000
$9006 Bids
LALAOUNIS Sterling & Lucite Torque Bangle, Greece
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
LALAOUNIS Sterling & Lucite Torque Bangle, Greece
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $400
$605 Bids
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A diamond hinged bangle bracelet
Dec 07, 10:00 AM PST
A diamond hinged bangle bracelet
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $800- $1,200
$1,2005 Bids
14k gold bangle
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
14k gold bangle
by South Bay Auctions Inc
Est: $300- $500
$4255 Bids
John Hardy 22K Gold Sterling Silver Coil Bracelet
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
John Hardy 22K Gold Sterling Silver Coil Bracelet
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1254 Bids
ALLEN SCHWARTZ Bejewled Evil Eye Bangle Bracelet
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
ALLEN SCHWARTZ Bejewled Evil Eye Bangle Bracelet
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $40
$204 Bids
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PERIDOT BANGLE BRACELET
Nov 27, 10:00 AM CST
PERIDOT BANGLE BRACELET
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $600- $700
$1754 Bids
10KT GOLD & DIAMOND BANGLE / BRACELET
Nov 27, 3:00 PM PST
10KT GOLD & DIAMOND BANGLE / BRACELET
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1704 Bids
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CARTIER: AN 18K GOLD 'LOVE' BANGLE
Dec 05, 11:00 AM EST
CARTIER: AN 18K GOLD 'LOVE' BANGLE
by Bonhams
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$3,0003 Bids
STS STERLING S Carnelian & Garnet Hinge Bangle
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
STS STERLING S Carnelian & Garnet Hinge Bangle
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$33 Bids
14k gold bangle
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
14k gold bangle
by South Bay Auctions Inc
Est: $600- $800
$6503 Bids
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EMSARU RHODIUM STERLING 111CTTW EMERALD BANGLE BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
EMSARU RHODIUM STERLING 111CTTW EMERALD BANGLE BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$3203 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 4.06CTTW DIAMOND & BLUE SAPPHIRE HINGED BANGLE BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 4.06CTTW DIAMOND & BLUE SAPPHIRE HINGED BANGLE BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$2203 Bids
14K Gold Australian Opal Diamond Emerald Bracelet
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
14K Gold Australian Opal Diamond Emerald Bracelet
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1753 Bids
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DE HAGO 14K YELLOW GOLD 3.57CTTW DIAMOND BLUE SAPPHIRE HINGE LOCK BANGLE
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
DE HAGO 14K YELLOW GOLD 3.57CTTW DIAMOND BLUE SAPPHIRE HINGE LOCK BANGLE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$2203 Bids

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