Baubles, Bangles and…Bracelets Stand the Test of Time
The wearing of jewelry for adornment and ritual may have started as far back as 7,000 years ago, and archeologists have found evidence that people wore bracelets in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and China. Early bracelets were made of grasses, slender tree limbs and shells, then copper and bronze. After the Bronze Age (2000 to 1400 B.C.), artisans made bracelets of gold and silver. They became more decorative, adorned with shells and stones, as jewelry became a symbol of wealth and status.
Fast-forward to the 21st century, and bracelets are as popular as ever! Modern bracelets are created from a wide variety of materials (such as metal, cloth, plastic, and leather) and are typically embellished with gemstones, crystals, metal, and pearls. They are designed to fit all lifestyles and genders
Silver and gold continue to be popular elements for women’s bracelets, while industrial metals are now the dominant material in men’s bracelets. As the green-living movement grows, more people are demanding natural materials in their wardrobe, which gave rise to bracelets inspired by nature. Finally, simple bracelets are worn with messages that support social causes and showcase group identity; their banner can be a colorful rubber band, dangling charm or even a piece of string.
When it comes to jewelry, you can’t go wrong with pretty bracelets. They’re fun, they’re versatile and are a reflection of your personal taste. Chic by Christina bracelets are designed to tell your story through your personal connection to colors, gemstones, and pendants. Each bracelet is one-of-a-kind and designed with its own unique style. Find out more by contacting us today!