The word Bangles itself is derived from Hindi word "Bungri" (glass).Bangles (also known as Kangan in Hindi) are ornaments worn mainly by women,on their arms and wrists. They are usually circular in shape, and, unlike bracelets, are not flexible.
Gold Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewelry.Most Indian women prefer wearing gold or gold plated bangles. Gold bangles are most popular with Indian women. They range from plain and simple to extremely artistic and intricate. They are often studded with precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, gems and pearls.In India, bangles are usually worn in pairs, one or more on each arm, and a single bangle is rarely sold.
From time immemorial in India, gold is considered to be the safest investment.Gold is also a hedge against unpredictable forces such as inflation. If you have money in the bank or stock markets, that will decrease in value. If you have gold, it will increase in value, not decrease.In ancient India there was no bank, and, in fact, in villages - because there were no safes in those days - precious metal like gold was buried, and when there was a dire need, gold could be easily sold and turned into money.It is for this reason that for generations, Indian families have typically given glittering pieces of gold jewelry as gifts to newlywed brides as heirlooms.Since gold ornaments were bought as a form of investment,Indian women mostly prefer bangles and necklaces without stones, as there is no resale value for stones in the jewellery except for diamonds.
However in todays times when the gold prices have reached the skies Gold Plated Bangles are equally popular among Indian ladies.These gold plated bangles are electroplated to an inner base of high quality jewelers base metal alloy to produce a quality piece of jewelery that lasts a lifetime and does not discolor, tarnish or fade.These top quality gold plated bangles are made to look just like real 22k solid bangles and have the same sparkle that even jewelers have a hard time telling them apart.