The History of Bracelets

Bracelets were first worn in the eastern part of the world and aren’t in evidence as a part of western culture until the Bronze Age. Both bracelets and armlets were popular as an indicator of wealth. Bronze continued to be a favored material for bracelets, especially in the British Isles. Bracelets have been found in the tombs of Ur as well as the ashes of Pompeii.

Surprisingly, bracelets were worn by Greek and Roman warriors on their upper arms not only as protection, but also to impress their opponents. Greek designs were made of leather and decorated with gold, silver and gemstones, while Roman pieces were gold and often featured a serpent design—a style believed to have been copied from the Greeks.

Aside from Rome’s early history with bracelets, the accessory was not popular in Europe until after the fall of the Byzantine Empire. And despite the early role of bracelets during battle, by the Middle Ages they were considered too feminine for men to wear.

Finally during the 17th century, bracelets came back into vogue. As with other jewelry pieces of the time, bracelets were created using medallions, cameos and stones linked together with rings and chains. As gemstones increased in popularity during the 18th century, a woman’s attire was not complete with a matching set of jewelry, including a bracelet.

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