Bangles are the rigid counterpart of the flexible bracelets. Worn as an adornment on the wrists, they used to be used symbolically during the early years. In India, married women wore them on their wrists to indicate their civil status. In ancient Egypt, a Scarab bracelet was worn to signify rebirth and regeneration.
At present, bangles are among the most versatile kind of jewelries. They are worn wrapped around the wrist, and can be fashioned using different materials and in different shapes and sizes. They can either be worn as a single piece, or stacked together to make a bold fashion statement.