History Of Antique Bracelets  and Guide to Buy Antique Bracelet.

Antique jewellery, as the mixture of history, beauty and heritage is the most charming age-old ornament. Antique Jewellery is a sort of traditional Jewellery. It involves the jewels which are almost hundred years old and often related to some era such as Georgian, Victorian, or Edwardian ages. Antique jewellery is mostly made of gold, platinum and silver but it’s most important part is precious stones embedded in it specifically diamonds, emeralds, rubies and Sapphires.

Some of the jewellery items include armlets, bangles, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, fingerings, toe rings, nose rings, anklets, pendants and waistbands. Today antique bracelet is one of most demanding jewellery.

History of Antique Bracelets

Early Bracelets

Archeologists discovered evidence that people used to wear bracelets in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and China. Grasses and shells were used to make bracelets followed by copper and bronze. After the Bronze Age (2000 to 1400 B.C.), artisans started making bracelets of gold and silver.

Ancient Egypt

By the time of the First Dynasty (2680 B.C.), Egyptians used to wear bracelets made of gold and silver and decorated with semiprecious stones. Inlaid designs made of African gemstones were crafted by experienced goldsmiths of the New Kingdom (1558 to 1085 B.C.).

Mediterranean Influences

The ancient Greeks wore cuffs on the upper and lower arm Greek soldiers used metal cuffs and wide leather. Well-dressed Romans also wore coiled gold bangles that resembled snakes.

Asian Artistry

The ancient Chinese gave importance to gold bracelets and elaborated patterns of nature, animals and mythical creatures into the gold. Gold bangle was the usual bracelet style found in India.

European Revival

European women brought back bracelets wearing as common fashion accessories in the 17th century. They wore ribbons and thin bangles. Bracelet chains became stylish accessories, especially in the 19th century

20th Century

By the 20th century, consumers were able to find bracelets of almost any design, they imagined.

Bracelets became more affordable with the increase in the availability of fashion jewelry.

21st Century

Several lasting modifications in bracelet design occurred in the last decade. Today’s young people banner can be a dangling charm, colorful rubber band or just a piece of string.

Styles of Antique Bracelet:

Here are some styles of antique bracelets in order from their invention from oldest to modern. Now

all these types are being used by new generation:

1. Cuff Bracelet

2. Charm Bracelet

3. Book Chain Bracelet

4. Gate Bracelet

5. Clamper Bracelet

6. Torsade Bracelet

7. Chain Link Bracelet

8. Line or Tennis Bracelet

9. Slide Bracelets

10. Bangle

11. Pearl Bracelet

12. Wrap Bracelet

Bracelet sizing:

1. Measure the size of your wrist (just below wrist bone) or place where you want to wear bracelet by using flexible measuring tape or paper.

2. If using paper, mark the paper with a pen and then measure the length by using a ruler.

3. In this way, measure your bracelet size.

Tips to buy Antique Jewellery:

When you want to buy antique bracelet or jewellery, something which bother are; Is the jewellery actually antique? How can you know the actual price of the antique? and From where you find original antique? Here are some tips to buy antique jewellery:

1. Know the seller:

When you are going to buy some antique bracelet, the first thing to do is to know about the seller. It helps to know whether the jewellery he sells is actually antique or not? You can learn this by reading the feedback of the other buyers which already have bought something from that Seller.

2. Bracelet sizing:

1. Measure the size of your wrist (just below wrist bone) or place where you want to wear bracelet by using flexible measuring tape or paper.

2. If using paper, mark the paper with a pen and then measure the length by using a ruler.

3. In this way, measure your bracelet size.

3. Ask questions from seller:

If you want to know about the antique piece you want to buy, ask the question about the source of that antique jewellery piece. When you will know that how the seller got that piece, you will be more satisfied. This will surely help you to buy good antique jewellery.

4. Search for mark:

There is always a mark on the antique jewellery, may be clear or hidden left by the maker of that jewellery which is the sign of antique jewellery. You must look for that mark. If you don’t know about the specific mark, search on websites where the makers have mentioned some.

5. Signs of wear:

Antique pieces mostly have signs of wear. The seller mostly keeps the antique the way he gets without any changes. Signs of wear can be any tarnishes, lack of shine and dents which are the parts of a real antique.

6. Price of antique jewellery:

It is the main concern for every purchase, especially for antiques. When you buy some antique jewellery, consider the price by comparing the price of the stone embedded in that jewellery with the current rates on some online websites.

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