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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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A cartier diamond love bangle, 1 chipped diamond
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Solid 9k Yellow Gold Half Round Golf Bangle, 10.6 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
Solid 9k Yellow Gold Half Round Golf Bangle, 10.6 grams
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Est: AUD1,000- AUD1,500
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VINTAGE 14KT GOLD BANGLE BRACELET
Feb 25, 3:00 PM PST
VINTAGE 14KT GOLD BANGLE BRACELET
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Est: $250- $350
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Elegant Designer Signed Cartier Vintage 18K Gold Numbered Cuff Bangle Bracelet
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Elegant Designer Signed Cartier Vintage 18K Gold Numbered Cuff Bangle Bracelet
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Est: $500- $700
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9K Yellow Gold Tubular Golf Bangle, 5 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
9K Yellow Gold Tubular Golf Bangle, 5 grams
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Est: AUD800- AUD1,200
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14K Gold Bangle Bracelet
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
14K Gold Bangle Bracelet
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Est: $30- $300
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10K Yellow Gold Bangle Set With Sapphires & Diamonds, Safety Lock, 4.6 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
10K Yellow Gold Bangle Set With Sapphires & Diamonds, Safety Lock, 4.6 grams
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Est: AUD800- AUD1,200
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14k Gold Bangle Bracelet LOT 7
Feb 25, 5:00 PM EST
14k Gold Bangle Bracelet LOT 7
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$707 Bids
Two Enamel Bangles with Animal Motifs
Feb 29, 11:00 AM AEDT
Two Enamel Bangles with Animal Motifs
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD40- AUD80
AUD907 Bids
Cartier Gold 'Love' Bangle Bracelet
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Cartier Gold 'Love' Bangle Bracelet
by Doyle New York
Est: $1,800- $2,400
$1,3006 Bids
14K Yellow Gold Hinged Bangle Bracelet
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
14K Yellow Gold Hinged Bangle Bracelet
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1506 Bids
SAUDI ARABIAN TWENTY-ONE KARAT GOLD BANGLE
Feb 27, 6:00 PM PST
SAUDI ARABIAN TWENTY-ONE KARAT GOLD BANGLE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $800- $1,200
$5506 Bids
Sterling Silver Turquoise Bangle Bracelet LOT 441
Feb 25, 5:00 PM EST
Sterling Silver Turquoise Bangle Bracelet LOT 441
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$85 Bids
14K Yellow Gold Hinged Bangle Bracelet
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
14K Yellow Gold Hinged Bangle Bracelet
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1505 Bids
14k Gold Italy Bangle Bracelet LOT 7
Feb 25, 5:00 PM EST
14k Gold Italy Bangle Bracelet LOT 7
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$905 Bids
10K Gold Bangle Bracelet
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
10K Gold Bangle Bracelet
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$1005 Bids
A 9CT GOLD BANGLE
Feb 29, 3:30 PM AEDT
A 9CT GOLD BANGLE
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,000- AUD1,500
AUD2205 Bids
A 9ct Yellow Gold Golf Bangle
Feb 25, 10:30 AM AEDT
A 9ct Yellow Gold Golf Bangle
by Kerleys Auctions
Est: AUD200- AUD250
AUD1605 Bids
VICTORIAN HINGED GOLD BANGLE BRACELET
Feb 25, 11:00 AM EST
VICTORIAN HINGED GOLD BANGLE BRACELET
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $600- $800
$4255 Bids
SAUDI ARABIAN TWENTY-ONE KARAT GOLD BANGLE
Feb 27, 6:00 PM PST
SAUDI ARABIAN TWENTY-ONE KARAT GOLD BANGLE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $800- $1,200
$5505 Bids
A 10K Y/G flexible bangle bracelet
Feb 26, 12:00 PM PST
A 10K Y/G flexible bangle bracelet
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $250
$1504 Bids
Sterling Silver Turquoise Bangle Bracelet LOT 441
Feb 25, 5:00 PM EST
Sterling Silver Turquoise Bangle Bracelet LOT 441
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$104 Bids
Two Yellow & White Hinged Bangles, One in the Shape of a Giraffe the Other with Stripes
Feb 29, 11:00 AM AEDT
Two Yellow & White Hinged Bangles, One in the Shape of a Giraffe the Other with Stripes
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD40- AUD80
AUD504 Bids
14K Yellow Gold Hinged Bangle Bracelet
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
14K Yellow Gold Hinged Bangle Bracelet
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1504 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Bangle Bracelets


Simrit Collection

Simrit Collection

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen

Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen