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Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6

$25.00

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Throughout India, many women continue the age-old tradition of decorating their arms from wrist to elbow with bangles. For some, the bangles are so small that once they’re put on with the assistance of a jeweler, they’re never removed. Our set of mother-of-pearl bangles offers six pastel hues to mix and match or wear as part of an armful. Shell inlaid in brass.


Handcrafted in India. 1/8"W x 2 3/4" diameter.


Bangles—made from glass, plastic, metal, conch shell, lac, or wood—are the most universally worn type of jewelry in India. Different regions have different customs, but bangles almost always indicate marital status. One red lac bangle and one white conch shell bangle say that a woman is married and from Bengal. Married women from Uttar Pradesh are required to wear glass bangles. In fact, the bangle seller is the only man allowed to touch a woman who isn’t his wife or daughter, as he must help her slip the smallest possible bangles over her oiled hand, often up to her elbow. The bangles are only removed by breaking them if one’s husband dies, according to jewelry historian Oppi Untracht. Historian Pravina Shukla notes one woman who “wears the red and white pair on each wrist and half a dozen glass bangles as well to communicate that she is a married Bengali woman who currently lives in Uttar Pradesh."


In traditional Gujurat and Rajasthan communities, many women wear a full set of fifty or more ivory bangles on each arm in the belief that they will keep her healthy and ease childbirth. According to Indian-born designer Suddha Pennathur, the color of the bangles also carries meaning: Red bangles symbolize energy, blue bangles symbolize wisdom, and purple symbolizes independence. Green stands for luck or marriage and yellow is for happiness. Orange bangles mean success, white ones mean new beginnings, and black ones mean power. And silver bangles mean strength, while gold bangles mean fortune.


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Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6
 
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    5.0

    This item will look amazing on you !!!

    By Roxymom and Roxydad

    from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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    • Beautiful
    • Good Quality
    • Stylish
    • Unique

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        Comments about Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6:

        Each of these sets were gifts to our grand-daughters, and they were absolutely thrilled. One is 14, and the other 12. Just the right age to begin wearing stylish items.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Beautiful Bangles

        By Lhawk

        from Moore, Okla

        About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

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        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Easy to Wear
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Stylish
        • Unique
        • Versatile

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          • Everyday
          • Formal Occasions
          • Night Out
          • Office
          • Travel

          Comments about Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6:

          I love mother of pearl and these bangles are beautiful. I wear to the office and any where else. In fact I'm thinking of buying another set. Thank you National Geographic.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          really nice

          By thuma

          from yacolt,wa

          About Me Classic, Girl Next Door, Stylish

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          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Simple
          • Small
          • Stylish
          • Timeless

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            • Everyday
            • Formal Occasions
            • Night Out
            • Office

            Comments about Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6:

            the colors were simple and not in your face

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Jingle with class

            By La Nonna

            from upstate NY

            About Me Stylish

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              Comments about Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6:

              received well before birthdate

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              5.0

              These are great and not expensive!

              By Peppermint Patti

              from San Antontio, TX

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              Comments about Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6:

              Great for casual or dress-up wear!

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