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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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Rare Antique Bakelite 4 Color Bracelet
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Rare Antique Bakelite 4 Color Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$19027 Bids
Brass Bracelet With Stones
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Brass Bracelet With Stones
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$4116 Bids
Kenneth Lane Enameled & Rhinestone Snake Bracelet
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Kenneth Lane Enameled & Rhinestone Snake Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$3112 Bids
9K Yellow Gold, 0.35ct TDW Diamond, Vintage Style Bangle
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
9K Yellow Gold, 0.35ct TDW Diamond, Vintage Style Bangle
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,650- AUD2,200
AUD1,50011 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Antique Design Bangle.
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Antique Design Bangle.
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,800- AUD2,400
AUD1,60011 Bids
Vintage 14k Gold and Diamond Bangle Bracelet
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14k Gold and Diamond Bangle Bracelet
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$5008 Bids
Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Hinged Bangle
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Hinged Bangle
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$907 Bids
14K Gold Pearl & Turquoise Hinged Bangle Bracelet
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
14K Gold Pearl & Turquoise Hinged Bangle Bracelet
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1505 Bids
Tokyo Jane Enameled Bangle Bracelet
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Tokyo Jane Enameled Bangle Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$165 Bids
Georg Jensen Heavy Sterling Silver Bangle
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Georg Jensen Heavy Sterling Silver Bangle
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$503 Bids
A Gold Plate Hinged, Swing Bracelet, Lapis Lazuli to One Side & Onyx to the Reverse
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Gold Plate Hinged, Swing Bracelet, Lapis Lazuli to One Side & Onyx to the Reverse
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD403 Bids
Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$63 Bids
Victorian B & B Gold Filled Bracelet
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
Victorian B & B Gold Filled Bracelet
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
hinged bangle foam gold rever
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
hinged bangle foam gold rever
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€3302 Bids
Ladies 14K Buckle Style Bangle Bracelet
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Ladies 14K Buckle Style Bangle Bracelet
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $350- $400
$2002 Bids
Pair of 18K Gold and Diamond Bangle Bracelets
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
Pair of 18K Gold and Diamond Bangle Bracelets
by Grogan & Company
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,5002 Bids
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Ilias Lalaounis Hammered Gold Bangle Bracelet
Oct 21, 12:00 PM EDT
Ilias Lalaounis Hammered Gold Bangle Bracelet
by Doyle New York
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$1,2002 Bids
Mexico Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Mexico Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$22 Bids
-NO RESERVE- ANTIQUE VICTORIAN DIAMOND AND ENAMEL HINGED BANGLE
Oct 22, 2:00 PM BST
-NO RESERVE- ANTIQUE VICTORIAN DIAMOND AND ENAMEL HINGED BANGLE
by Auction Zero
Est: £100- £200
£102 Bids
Bone Bangle Bracelet
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Bone Bangle Bracelet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$72 Bids
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Etruscan Revival Gold and Micromosaic Bangle Bracelet
Oct 21, 12:00 PM EDT
Etruscan Revival Gold and Micromosaic Bangle Bracelet
by Doyle New York
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,0001 Bid
9K Floral Bangle Bracelet
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
9K Floral Bangle Bracelet
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $350- $450
$1751 Bid
A pair of diamond and fourteen karat gold bangles
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
A pair of diamond and fourteen karat gold bangles
by Freeman's
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,0001 Bid

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