Who Put the “Bangle” in Bangle Bracelets?

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A Slip On The Wrist From earliest history, very likely, a bangle bracelet was the first fashion statement in jewelry. Shaping a bracelet that hung loosely from the wrist was a simple matter of how the material was cut or shaped. Primitive materials might even have been dinosaur bone or whatever malleable stone was available. One might suppose the name “bangle” originated as a result of the fact that unlike flexible bracelets, more solid circular bangles made a “bang” sound whenever they dangled against surfaces with normal wrist movement. Or, it might have been a combination of two words: bracelet and dangle; Hence, the name “bangle”. Whatever the origin, today’s bracelets may be created from gold, silver, pewter, copper or platinum. Many are designed with inlaid gems like diamonds or semi-precious stones. Some are wide like a cuff or narrow and thin like a thread. The bangle bracelet never goes out of fashion. Women love to wear them because they slip easily over the wrist and look great with casual or formal wear. Bangle bracelets in the Middle Ages were worn by Roma women, also known as Gypsies. They would choose gold or silver or hammered metal for their bangle bracelets and often wore several at a time. Prior to that, in Egyptian culture, men and women wore them higher on the arm like a cuff. The artistic designs of antique bangle jewelry makes them highly prized by collectors of antiquity. Artisans who design beautiful pieces of jewelry inevitably create bracelets because they remain a popular fashion piece in a jewelry wardrobe. Casual or Formal, A Bracelet For Any Occasion Bangle bracelets suit any style apparel from casual to formal and can create a look from understated elegance to lively and sporty. With more formal attire, wear a bangle bracelet with a narrow band of gold or silver or one containing encrusted diamonds or other eye-catching jewels. For sporty apparel, the sky’s the limit when it comes to bangle bracelets. Wear one or as many as a you prefer or in colors to match or contrast a sporty ensemble. The One Piece Of Jewelry That’s Difficult To Lose One of the most frustrating things that happens too often with jewelry, particularly the expensive kind is invariably it can get lost or broken. Bangle bracelets are usually cut in the iconic circle shape and do not require a clasp or any chain to secure it. Also, it slips on and off. That’s it. That’s all there is to wearing one. These bracelets are so popular that they make memorable gifts. Precious metal bracelets can be engraved with a birth, anniversary or other special date. In fact, a tiny bangle bracelet is often the first gift an infant receives at birth. Jewelers carry these in stock as a regular part of their jewelry collection. As infant gifts, they are a good way to provide child identification.


Christian Evangelism Through Bangles and Baubles

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Christians are finding new ways to evangelize.

It started out with bumper stickers. Then Christian T-Shirts. Christians, fed up with a society in which people were expressing raunchy ideas and immoral lifestyles, decided that since the world was so blatant in its lifestyle believes, Christians could use the same tactics to tell others of their faith.

So now they’re sharing Christ with the bangles and baubles they wear. Christian jewelry is a hot new trend. Just visit any mall or do a search online and you’ll find that attractive, unique and fashionable Christian jewelry is all the rage.

These new methods are part of the evangelism lifestyle. A lot of Christians have been wearing their witness by wearing Christian clothing, but today, many Christians are choosing to express their Faith by wearing Christian jewelry.

The idea of evangelism and expressing your Faith to attract others to the Lord can be found in the Bible, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” 2 Cor. 5:20

God uses us to spread His word. Being a good witness means that you will talk to others about Christianity, it means that you must be willing to make the walk across the room to talk about the Lord. For those of us who are shy, or like an icebreaker, Christian jewelry can be the bridge.

Christian jewelry is so attractive that it will literally start conversations and provide a perfect opportunity for you to share what God’s love means to you.

There is a whole new genre of faith gear that is Christian jewelry. This jewelry has original designs depicting Bible scenes, Bible verses, and Christian symbols like the cross and the Jesus fish (Ichthus). These symbols, scenes and versus are showing up on Christian rings, necklaces, bracelets, necklace pendants, earrings, and even sunglasses.

There is Christian jewelry for everyone. Teenaged guys love the Christian dog tags, leather or macramé necklaces and bracelets. There are also Maltese cross rings that look very cool.

Teenage girls have lots to choose from. There are matching sets of Christian earrings and bracelets. The charm bracelets are a favorite accessory.

Both guys and girls are fans of the True Love Waits wrist band. The wristband is red and is made of the same materials as the wristband Lance Armstrong made famous with his “Live Strong” message.

There are also great designs for adults. The spinner rings are very stylish and the middle part of the ring spins with a Christian message. There are also many other different styles of rings for both men and women.

Christian belt buckles look great. They are especially popular for guys who have more of a “biker’s” style. These feature large Maltese crosses with messages like “Christ for Life.”

One of the favorites in Christian jewelry is the Purity Ring. These rings are often given from parents to their children, to kids from a youth group, or given as a symbol between couples that they will remain pure until marriage. Purity rings will have messages like “True Love Waits” or a similar Christian message.

When choosing to wear Christian jewelry, it is important to be open to the Holy Spirit. You will find opportunities to tell others about the Lord. Do not be afraid to share your Faith or to invite someone to join you to Church with you.