A bracelet is an article of jewelry that is worn around the wrist. When it is worn around the ankle it is called an ankle bracelet or anklet. A boot
bracelet is used to decorate boots. Bracelets can be manufactured from metal, leather, cloth, plastic or other materials and sometimes contain jewels,
rocks, wood, shells, crystals, metal or plastic hoops, pearls and many more materials. Bracelets are also used for medical and identification purposes,
such as allergy bracelets and hospital patient-identification tags and also bracelet tags worn for new born babies.
Although the term armlet may be technically similar, it is taken to mean an item that sits on the upper shoulder: an arm ring. The origin of the term
'bracelet' is from the Greek 'brachile' meaning 'of the arm', via the Old French 'barcel'.
The bracelet has been around for millennia. The history of Egyptian bracelets is as old as 5000 BC. Starting with materials like bones, stones and woods
to serve religious and spiritual interests. From the National Geographic Society, the Scarab Bracelet is one of the most recognized symbols of ancient
Egypt. The scarab represented rebirth and regeneration. A tradition called Martenitsa in Bulgaria, which sometimes involves tying a red and white string
around the wrist to please Baba Marta in order for spring to come sooner. In Greece, weaving a bracelet from red and white string on the first day of
March and wearing it till the end of summer, is called
and is considered to help protect the wearer's skin from the strong Greek sun. In parts of India, the number and type of bangles worn by a woman denotes
her marital status. In Latin America, Azabache Bracelets are worn to protect against the Mal de ojo, or evil eye. The evil eye is believed to result of
excessive admiration or envious looks by others. Having newborn babies wear an azabache (a gold bracelet or necklace with a black or red coral charm in
the form of a fist), is believed to protect them from the evil eye.
Types of Bracelets
Charm bracelet - A charm bracelet is worn around the wrist. It carries personal charms: decorative pendants or trinkets which are signifiers of important things in
the wearer's life. Recently, Italian charm bracelets have become trendy. While traditional charms dangle, Italian charms feature individual pieces held
flat onto the surface of the link.
Bangles - Rigid bracelets, usually from metal, wood, or plastic, are referred to as bangles or bangle bracelets. They can be smooth, textured or set with stones.
A spring closing type of bangle is used as both an adornment and a handy clip to hang things from. Often marketed as a handbag hanger.
Slap bracelets - In the late 1980s and early 1990s,
– flat, felt-covered metal strips that curved around one's wrist when gently hit against it—were a popular fad. A rumor emerged that
caused bleeding and puncture wounds and thus fell out of style.
Beaded bracelet - Usually made from loose beads with a center hole and connected by a piece of string, wire or elastic band through the holes.
Link bracelets - Bracelets made from connecting or linking various or similar items or jewelry findings. Link bracelets can be made of a variety of materials included
metals and gemstones.
Alternative health bracelets - Alternative health bracelets, such as karma bracelets, ionized bracelets, magnetic bracelets, Power Balance hologram bracelets, etc., are a separate
group distinguished by the beneficial function claimed for them by their manufacturers. Karma bracelets are made from wood beads and may contain various
charms. These are associated with bringing good luck and good karma to those who choose to wear it.
Sports bracelets- The use of colored silicone rubber as a material for producing sports bracelets was popularized by Nike and Lance Armstrong through the Yellow Livestrong
wristband. Their success has led to the silicone bracelet becoming a tool for various awareness, information, and charity campaigns. These bracelets are
also known as
baller id bands
Shop Bracelets at VirtualSokoni
Bracelets are a fun and unique form of self-expression. Whether you want to accessorize with a tennis bracelet, a fashion bracelet or even an anklet,
finding the perfect adornment for your wrist or ankle is easy at VirtualSokoni where you have a great selection to choose from.
If it’s a timeless look
you’re searching for, you can’t go wrong with a gemstone tennis bracelet that lends your wrist an elegant sparkle. If you want a tennis bracelet that’s
on the subtler side, opt for one that has diamond accents instead. Gemstones—like sapphire in a round-cut shape—are also the perfect way to adorn on
the bracelet of your choosing.
A charm bracelet is a great way to express yourself. With everything from dolphins and hearts to coins and crosses, you are sure to find the charms
that best mirror your personality.
Fashion bracelets offer a variety of different styles and the versatility of being able to mix and match. Whether
it’s a beaded bracelet, stackable bracelet or bangle bracelet, no attire is complete without one of these adornments. If you want a sophisticated look,
try sterling silver bangles accented with your favorite gemstones or beads featuring cultured freshwater pearls.
For a more unique look, opt for a bracelet
with more unique stones, such as turquoise or garnet. Bracelets featuring rows of different beads or stones are also ideal for standing out and breaking
from the norm when it comes to cultivating your bracelet collection. Natural gemstones, with their natural variations, offer ingrained uniqueness.
fresh water pearl bracelet pairs well with both casual and formal attire, making accessorizing simple when you’re in a hurry to get out the door. It
can save time when it comes from switching from fashion jewelry to fine jewelry!
When you want a wide range of bracelets to choose from, VirtualSokoni
is your source. Make sure you browse our other jewelry options as well: earrings, pendants and necklaces. We also have men’s bracelets.