- Victoria Rybalov
This modern silver bracelet trend began in the early 20th century when craftsmen started using silver in jewelry, which was less expensive than gold but still had the beauty of a precious metal that people seek. Silver eventually became the metal most commonly used for bracelets. Many assortments of silver cuffs use stones, such as Amber, as their centerpiece.
Who made the first bracelet?
The first historical record of bracelets used as jewelry was in ancient Egypt four thousand years ago, where bracelets won special appreciation and popularity. In the beginning, bracelets were made from simple material like stones, wood, amber, and bones. Amber is believed to have healing power and has been used for medical purposes for millennia. The wearing of jewelry for ritual started as far back as 7,000 years ago, and archeologists have found evidence that people wore bracelets in ancient Mesopotamia and China. Different materials are used in different parts of the world Bracelets are made of rocks, slender tree limbs, amber, and shells.
Why is a bracelet called a bracelet?
The origin of the actual word 'bracelet' came from the Greek language word " brachile " meaning 'of the arm', or maybe via the Old French "bracel". The word bracelet has also been used to describe small braces or bracers -- arm-guards used by archers to protect them from the bowstring.
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