The earliest bracelets date back to 2500 BC when the village women of the Sumerians in southern Mesopotamia used them along with other jewelry like earrings, necklaces, rings or bracelets for ankles to show the wealth of their husbands. They were recognized as status symbols and often had religious connotations also. However, bracelets were also used between the Egyptians around 2000 BC.
It was from the Greeks when the wristbands or bracelets became popular among the men and were often the soldiers who wore defensive bands of leather in wrists and forearms adorned with gold, silver and precious stones. These are called by the name of “Bracels” and, slowly, Greek women also began to use smaller versions that are adapted to the size of their arms. Continue reading “The origin of the bracelets”