The History of the Bangle

The History of the Bangle

Bangles are characterized as closed, circular arm accessories that are traced back to 2600 B.C. The Mohenjo-Daro settlements of Pakistan are reportedly the “trendsetters” of this jewelry. Their famous statue “Dancing Girl,” discovered in 1873, is 4,500 years old and depicts a teenage girl wearing bangles up her arm.

Bangles were made out of glass, shells, wood, stone, gold and everything in between. In India, they are still used today to represent marital status. Different colors of bangles can represent levels of happiness, the health of family, luck, guidance and many other symbols. The meanings vary between families and regions. Bangles have also been traced back to ancient Mayan and Roman ruins.

In the twenty-first century, bangles have morphed into a fashion statement at all corners of the globe. In places like Rajasthan, the tradition of wearing bangles as a representation of life has become obsolete. Similar to us, the younger generations now wear bangles as an ornament to their outfit. The bangle is now considered a shiny and fun accessory, and the Busy Girl Bangle is a timeless addition to any outfit.

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