Bangle vs. Bracelet

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Main Difference

The main difference between Bangle and Bracelet is that the Bangle is a loose-fitted rigid bracelet and Bracelet is a article worn around the wrist

  • Bangle

    Bangles are traditionally rigid bracelets, originating from the Indian subcontinent, which are usually made of metal, wood, glass, lac or nowadays plastic. They are traditional ornaments worn mostly by women from the Indian subcontinent. It is common to see a new bride wearing glass bangles at her wedding, the traditional view is that the honeymoon will end when the last bangle breaks. Bangles also have a very traditional value in Hinduism as it is considered inauspicious for a married woman to be bare armed. Bangles may also be worn by young girls and bangles made of gold or silver are preferred for toddlers.

    Bangles are also known as Kannada: ಬಳೆ Bale, Nepali: चुरा Chura, Bengali: চুড়ি churi, Assamese: খাৰু kharu, Tamil: வளையல், Hindi: चूड़ी Choodi, Marathi: बांगडी Bangadi, Telugu: గాజు, Urdu: چوڑیاں‎, Pashto: بنګړې‎ and Balochi: بنگڑي Bangří‎.

    Some men and women wear a single bangle on the arm or wrist called kada or kara. In Sikhism, the father of a Sikh bride will give the groom a gold ring, a kara (steel or iron bangle), and a mohra. Chooda is a kind of bangle that is worn by Punjabi women on her wedding day. It is a set of white and red bangles with stonework. According to tradition, a woman is not supposed to buy the bangles she will wear.

    Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh is India’s largest producer of bangles.

  • Bracelet

    A bracelet is an article of jewellery that is worn around the wrist. Bracelets may serve different uses, such as being worn as an ornament. When worn as ornaments, bracelets may have a supportive function to hold other items of decoration, such as charms. Medical and identity information are marked on some bracelets, such as allergy bracelets, hospital patient-identification tags, and bracelet tags for newborn babies. Bracelets may be worn to signify a certain phenomenon, such as breast cancer awareness, or for religious/cultural purposes.

    If a bracelet is a single, inflexible loop, it is often called a bangle. When it is worn around the ankle it is called an ankle bracelet or anklet. A boot bracelet is used to decorate boots. Colloquially, handcuffs are sometimes called bracelets. Bracelets can be manufactured from metal, leather, cloth, plastic, bead or other materials, and jewelry bracelets sometimes contain jewels, rocks, wood, shells, crystals, metal, or plastic hoops, pearls and many more materials.

  • Bangle (noun)

    A rigid bracelet or anklet, especially one with no clasp.

  • Bangle (noun)

    The cut branch of a tree; a large, rough stick; the largest piece of wood in a bundle of twigs

  • Bangle (verb)

    to beat about or beat down, as corn by the wind.

  • Bangle (verb)

    to waste away little by little; squander carelessly; fritter (away).

    “If we bangle away the legacy of peace left us by Christ, it is a sign of our want of regard for him. — Duty of Man.”

  • Bangle (verb)

    to beat about in the air; flutter: said of a hawk which does not rise steadily and then swoop down upon its prey.

  • Bangle (verb)

    to flap or hang down loosely, as a hat brim or an animal’s ear.

  • Bracelet (noun)

    A band or chain worn around the wrist as jewelry/jewellery or an ornament.

  • Bracelet (noun)

    The strap of a wristwatch, used to secure it around the wrist.

  • Bracelet (noun)

    A handcuff.

  • Bracelet (noun)

    A piece of defensive armour for the arm.

  • Bangle (noun)

    a rigid ornamental band worn round the arm or occasionally the ankle

    “she rubbed the ivory bangle on her wrist”

Oxford Dictionary

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