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What’s a Bangle?

Feb 14, 2022

A bangle is a type of jewelry that can be worn on the arm or wrist. Bangles typically come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they’re made from metal, glass or plastic materials. They can be decorated with different types of decorations such as jewels or designs, and they also come in many different colors.

Different Types of Bangles

There are many different designs and materials that are used in the construction of bangle jewelry. The most common design is what’s called a “hollow tube,” which is typically made by bending thin metal into the shape of a tube, then soldering or welding the ends closed to create the circle shape. Other types of bangles include stone bangles, which are decorated with gemstones or semiprecious stones, novelty bangle bracelets that can have a humorous or interesting design, and charm bangles which typically feature charms of various shapes and sizes.

How to Wear a Bangle

Bangles are typically worn on the wrist. One popular way to wear bangles is to stack them atop one another, but they can also be worn singularly as well. It's important when styling your bangles that you choose what design and what material best fits your outfit and what look you're going for. Bangles can be worn with casual or formal outfits, and they can also be worn to events such as weddings, holiday celebrations, etc.

How to Measure Bangle Size

Bangles, also known as bangle bracelets are measured by their inside circumference. This is typically the measurement that’s stated on the package, but you can also measure your own wrist to ensure that you're getting a bangle that will fit. To do this, place your hand flat with your palm facing down, then use a measuring tape to measure around your wrist. The number you get is what you should be looking for when shopping for bangles.

How to Care for Your Bangles

Bangles are typically made from precious metals, and they should be treated delicately in order to ensure they last a long time. They can easily bend and scratch, so when not being worn it’s best to keep them in a jewelry box or pouch that will help protect their shape and design. When storing your bangles, make sure to keep them separate from other jewelry so they don't scratch or tangle with them. When wearing your bangles, avoid touching the bracelet once it has been on your wrist for a while, as this can cause scratches and dents on the surface of the metal.

Bangle Shopping Tips

Bangles can usually be found in your local jewelry shop. If you're shopping for bangles, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying to find the best type for your personal style. Make sure to look at what materials the bracelet is made from before getting it. Also, look for a bracelet that has a design that matches what you're looking for in terms of appearance. If you're shopping online, make sure to read the product description carefully as this will include information on what materials the bangle is made from, its design and its size.

If you have any doubts about how to wear bangles, their size or what type of material they're made from, be sure to ask a salesperson for help. Knowledgeable salespeople will help ensure that you get the best bangles possible, and that you know what kind of bangles to wear for each occasion, and how to wear them.

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Bangle Alternatives

If you don't like wearing bangles or don't want to wear them, then what are some alternatives? You have a few options that will fit a similar vibe in terms of design and material.

Stacking rings are one interesting alternative to bangle bracelets. These metal or plastic rings come in what are called “stacks,” which can be worn on your fingers, unlike bangles (which are obviously worn on your wrist).

Another option is what are known as cuff bracelets. These bracelets can be worn around your ankle or arm, depending on what you're looking for and what design the bracelet has. Like bangles, cuff bracelets come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and they can be made out of various materials.

Common Questions About Bangles:

What’s the difference between a bracelet and a bangle?

A bracelet is typically made of a strand of flexible material that can be closed with a clasp. A bangle has a closed design and must be slipped over the wrist to be worn.

Is a bangle a ring?

A bangle is not a ring, but it does share qualities with a ring, as both types of jewelry can be made of metal and are closed in their design.

Why is it called a bangle bracelet?

The word bangle comes from the Hindi word for “glass bracelet.”

Can you wear bangles on both wrists?

How you want to style your bangles is completely up to you — whether that means wearing them on just one or on both wrists.