Ever wondered why Indian women are pictured wearing beautiful sparkling bangles?
According to an article on Bollywoodshaddis.com, it is considered auspicious for a woman to have adornments on her wrists and forearms – particularly women who are married. In fact, in some parts of India, married women must wear bangles, and different shapes, styles and colors have their own significance.
Frequently, brides-to-be are gifted with different kinds of bangles, each with different meanings and different traditions. For instance, in Bengal, the mother-in-law will give her new daughter-in-law an iron and gold bangle when she enters her new home.
These bright and colorful bangles we have instore nod to the traditions:
Bangles also have different names, depending on the region. For instance, they are called Kangan or Chudi in Hindi, Valayal in Tamil, Gaaju in Telugu, Bale in Kannada, according to Sudesh Kumar’s blog on Hindu marriage.
These might not be bangles, necessarily, but we have many bracelets that feature beautiful gemstones:
And they look gorgeous on the wrist:
So go ahead, nod to tradition and buy yourself some new, beautiful bangles – or bracelets! – and treat your wrists to a new look.