Your Arm Party Is Incomplete Without These Bracelet Types!

Published: Wed, Mar 15, 2023
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indian bracelet and bangle types

Be it a Punjabi salwar suit or a Maharashtrian lugade, every traditional outfit needs some hand jewelry to make the look stand out. Finding the right pair of Indian bracelets or bangles that matches your vibe and goes with the outfit can be an uphill battle. Since there is so much to choose from, getting confused is easy. We don’t want you to spend all your time and energy playing “this one or that one?”. So, we’ve simplified it all for you. Keep reading to find out.

Which Bangle or Bracelet Type Is for You?

When it comes to Indian bracelets and bangles, the options are never-ending. Every state has its unique style that makes each bracelet and bangle extra special. So, while pairing it, you have to keep in mind the theme of the occasion, the color of your outfit, and the overall ambience. Let’s take a look at some types of bracelets and bangles you can choose from to add to your look and create an eye-catchy arm party.


gold indian bangles

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Obviously. You can’t make a list of bangles and bracelets and not mention the star of the show it in. Gold jewelry goes with everything, especially in India, where gold is deeply rooted in our traditions and culture. It symbolizes purity, prosperity, and longevity and is often passed down as a family heirloom from one generation to the next. Every happy occasion can do with a touch of gold since it is so significant to our culture.

Gold bangles are highly versatile and can make every look way more beautiful without even trying. They fit in easily with traditional Indian outfits and are friendly with other pieces of jewelry. They work for all skin tones and with almost every color. Going wrong with gold bracelets and bangles is nearly impossible.

You can pick thick gold bangles and make them a statement piece or small ones to add more depth to your look. And since there are no rules, you can pick both and create your own layers. Similarly, you can pick bracelets that go with your look and stack them to create a fitting arm party. You can add more color to your ensemble by picking gold bracelets encrusted with different color gemstones. But more on that later.


silver indian bracelets

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Gold sure has its fan base but silver has a style of its own. The chic and metallic look can effortlessly take your outfit’s elegance to the next level. A silver bangle with patterns engraved on it can amp up your outfit and surely make up for an interesting look.

Silver goes perfectly with everyday outfits. It can be your best buddy when you want to create a casual and relaxed look and can also easily power up your work outfits. Silver adds sophistication and glamour and can blend in easily with minimal outfits. It can be paired easily with other pieces of jewelry and can be used to craft exciting metallic looks with various outfits.

Silver bracelets or bangles stacked up can add more shine to dark colors such as black, navy blue, or maroon. Simple silver bracelets can be partnered up with everyday outfits and silver bracelets loaded with diamonds can be used to add more glitter to your party outfits.


Dor and Varna Kundan bangles by Aurus

Dor and Varna Kundan bangles by Aurus 

Kundan jewelry has a special place in our hearts. The Indian technique that originated in the royal courts of Rajasthan and Gujarat is known for its intricate designs and the use of precious stones and metals to this day. Kundan bracelets and bangles can surely enliven your ensemble by adding a touch of grace to it. Encrusted with different gemstones, kundan bangles and bracelets can be paired with all kinds of outfits. They can be your go-to pieces with traditional Indian outfits and can fit in well with western wear if you’re trying to create a fusion of different styles.

The best part about kundan bracelets is their versatility. They can be used to beautify outfits of different colors. For instance, your red saree can be accentuated with a kundan bracelet set in emeralds to make the piece stand out. Kundan bracelets with meenakari work on them can add more depth and flavor to your look. And if you’re wondering what to pair kundan bracelets set in diamonds with, keep reading.


gemstone indian bangles

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Be it a bracelet made in silver or gold, if it is encrusted with gems, it just gets better. Gemstones never fail to add some glam and luxe to an ensemble. They can add more sparkle to your sarees, lehengas, and salwar kameez while also being the perfect choice for a western outfit for a fun weekend.

The most popular choice when it comes to gemstones is the diamond. While pairing diamond bracelets and bangles, you can pick one centerpiece accentuated with diamonds that you can stack other bracelets/bangles around. This can help you create a bewitching look that goes perfectly with your outfit’s theme and makes your ensemble more glittery. Take your pick from kundan bracelets, bracelets set in gold, and silver, and pick the ones that best fit your look.

Other gemstones such as emeralds, rubies, and tourmaline can be paired with different colored outfits. A blue sapphire or tanzanite might be just the thing you need to accentuate your blue outfit while a yellow sapphire or citrine can be perfectly paired with a red or purple-themed ensemble. You can also mix and match gemstone bracelets and come up with exciting looks!

With gemstones, the possibilities are endless. You can don a piece that can stay with you every day and embellish all your outfits or get yourself something to create something special for a specific occasion.


pearl bangle

Gajra Pacheli pearl bangle by Aurus

There is something different about pearls. They can make every look more regal and elegant. A tranquil, simple, and minimalistic look can be made more graceful using pearl bracelets and bangles.

You can pick bracelets made using smaller pearls to go with other pieces of jewelry or you can go big and make it your statement piece. You can play around with different sizes, colors, and themes and find a look that’s more ‘you’.

And if simple’s not your vibe, pearl bangles decorated with meenakari work might be. A perfect amalgam of elegance and shades that can make every look better.


lac indian bangles

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Lac, a resin-like material, is molded and decorated with intricate designs to create bangles. It has been a part of traditional Indian jewelry for centuries and lac bracelets are often embellished with stones, beads, and other materials.

Lac bangles can be effortlessly paired with Indian traditional outfits. Be it a salwar kameez, saree, or lehenga, lac bangles can save the day for sure. You can pick bangles of the same color as your outfit so they blend in well or you can go the opposite direction and create a look in contrast. You can stack bangles of different colors together or wear something with intricate work on it that can bring the best out of your outfit.


glass bangles

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If you’re craving that Bollywood touch, glass bangles can surely help. With their gloss and their filmy vibe, glass bangles can spruce up your look with ease. Be it Naina’s look from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani or Poo’s, glass bangles can help you recreate them all.

So, what’s your vibe? Pick your favorites from this list and don’t hold back. Mix and match and create looks that no one’s ever seen before. If you’re looking for something that can add to your ensemble, you’ll surely find something you love in our Indian bracelet collection. And if you’re looking for someone who can help you create your look, contact us.

When traveling for a destination wedding, it's important to choose Indian wedding jewelry that is travel-friendly. Opting for compact and sturdy pieces will make transportation easier and reduce the risk of damage. Consider jewelry that can be easily stored and won't take up much space in your luggage. Pieces like stud earrings, pendant necklaces, or delicate bracelets can be versatile options that can complement various outfits without taking up too much room.

By taking into account the climate, location, and travel-friendly aspects of your destination wedding, you can select the perfect jewelry that will not only enhance your bridal look but also withstand the conditions and make your special day even more memorable. Confused about which jewelry pieces to choose for your destination wedding? Read along for tips to help you make the right decisions!


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