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Bracelets for Formal Occasions

 

Yangtze River Pearl Bracelets
Yangtze River Pearl Bracelets
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Early in the 20th century, people discovered how to induce the transformation of a grain of sand into an organic gem, the pearl. Since that time, the natural irregularities of baroque cultured pearls have been treasured by women all over the world. These cultured freshwater pearls are available in shades of honeysuckle, goldenrod, lavender, and rose and are strung on generous elastic. The colors of these bracelets coordinate beautifully together or can be worn singly. Read more about pearls in the June 1997 National Geographic.


$29.00
$11.99
Giriama Bracelet
Giriama Bracelet
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Each tiny round heishi bead on these bracelets is handcrafted by artisans who are part of Kenya’s Giriama tribe. The 24-karat-gold-plated copper beads are strung on generous elastic and paired with accent beads of freshwater pearl, multicolored Swarovski crystal, or faceted turquoise.


Available styles: Crystal, Pearl, Turquoise
$55.00
$11.99
Sterling Silver Roman Glass Bracelet
Sterling Silver Roman Glass Bracelet
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Archaeologists have uncovered glass fragments from across the Roman Empire, from vases, vessels, even windowpanes. This asymmetrical cuff bracelet features two medallions of ancient glass excavated in Israel. The iridescent patina develops over 2,000 years of contact with moisture and minerals in the earth, and has made Roman glass popular with collectors for centuries. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.


$168.00
Five Rivers Navajo Turquoise Bracelet
Five Rivers Navajo Turquoise Bracelet
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Believed to bestow the wearer with courage, luck, health, and protection, turquoise has been used in jewelry making for millennia by cultures as diverse as the Navajo, ancient Egyptians, and Tibetans. This sterling silver bracelet is handcrafted by Navajo artisans in Arizona and features five smooth turquoise stones.


$199.00
Mongolian-style Filigree Bracelet
Mongolian-style Filigree Bracelet
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets
Mongolian-style filigree is a laborious, delicate jeweler's art whose lineage includes Faberge eggs and the trousseaux of Qing dynasty empresses. Few artisans in China remain who can achieve this level of precise detail, but by adapting these time-honored techniques for modern tastes, craftsmen are able to continue making a living through this ancient art. Here, colorful faceted amethyst and peridot alternate within links of high-gloss enamel and intricate 24-karat gold-vermeil filigree to create an accent fit for a queen. Handmade in China.
$299.00
Kashmiri Floral Bangles - Set of 5
Kashmiri Floral Bangles - Set of 5
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets
Papier-mâché developed into a fine art during the Persian rule of India. Artisans in the mountainous Kashmir region use papier-mâché to embellish everything from jewelry to decorative boxes to furniture. Master artisans use rich pigments and gold accents to hand paint these lightweight bangles with traditional paisley, floral, and bird patterns. Handcrafted in Kashmir.
$32.00
$10.99
Balinese Amethyst Cuff
Balinese Amethyst Cuff
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets
Balinese silversmith Wayan Sarjana comes from a family of craftsmen, and after years of apprenticeship, now runs his own home workshop near the craft market of his island village. Sarjana elaborates on ancient Indonesian designs to evoke a historical and mystical mood in his jeweled creation. Floral scrolls frame a faceted amethyst center in this exquisite sterling silver bracelet.
$155.00
Fulani Tribal Cuff
Fulani Tribal Cuff
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

This traditional West African jewelry is created by Fulani craftspeople in Mali. One of the largest groups of nomadic herders in Africa, the Fulani customarily wore their wealth in the form of gold jewelry that they could carry with them at all times. Pieces like this, called kwotene kange could weigh up to 300 grams and were the ultimate sign of wealth.


$129.00
Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6
Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

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.


$25.00