Brief History of Gold Bracelets

The wearing of bracelets is believed to extend back as far as 7,000 years ago, and the word "bracelet" is derived from the Greek word "brachile" which means "of the arm".

Gold was one of the first metals to be used for jewelry, and has been used as money for over 5,000 years.  When did gold bracelet history start?  Most likely a couple thousand years ago.  Gold was portable wealth and wearing it adorned to your wrist was practical.

Over the years gold bracelets have gone from simple hoops to more sophisticated clasp bracelets like the gold figaro bracelet.

Gold bracelets in modern times are typically not 100% gold, or 24K gold.  Gold is soft and malleable, and 24K gold jewelry can easily scratch and lose gold particle.

 

In India, gold bracelets are often in bangle design consisting of 22K gold, or about 91.66% gold.

 

In America gold cracelets are primarily 18K and 14K although 10K gold bracelets have become more commonplace over the last 10 years.

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