Bracelet Types

Armlet

This is a bracelet that is designed to be worn on the upper arm.

  Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz with Armlet   by Jozef Maria Grassi in 1802.

Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz with Armlet
by Jozef Maria Grassi in 1802.

Articulated

This is a bracelet made of many moveable segments, for example a snake-link or panel bracelet.

  Italy, c. 1860-1880   Gold, hinged panels with applied wire and granulated decoration   Castellini   V&A Museum

Italy, c. 1860-1880
Gold, hinged panels with applied wire and granulated decoration
Castellini
V&A Museum

Bangle

A bracelet made of a single piece with no segments or joins.

  Paris, c. 1925   Lacquered brass   V&A Museum      Copyright © 2017 by Pippa Gaubert Bear and Elder & Bloom. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this website’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Pippa Bear and Elder & Bloom with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Paris, c. 1925
Lacquered brass
V&A Museum

 

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