Importance of bangles in Indian culture

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Bangles are one of the most important ornaments that an Indian woman wears; they are most loved and important jewelry that every Indian woman has. They are part of set of specific traditions and customs in India and Nepal culture, as in Hindu culture bangles are symbol of marriage and purity, all most every married women will have their wrist and arms covered with different bangles. In some cultures the young and unmarried girls are also expected to wear at least one or two bangles in each wrist as, the display of bare hands is considered bad and inauspicious. Now bangles are universal, it has become one of the most fashionable and funky accessory around the world, thanks to fashion! Bangles come in many types and varieties, ranging from vivid and colorful plastic bracelets, expensive gold diamond jewellery to attractive and delicate glass. There are different types of bangles – metal, plastic, shell, terra cotta, glass, gold, silver and even ivory. From simple bangles made of metals to the ones adorned with detailed handwork and to the pieces that are set in precious gemstones. Not just style and designs even colors play an important role in some culture, like specifically green, orange, red and yellow are colors of marriage. Bangles are part and parcel of the rich Indian culture and never ever they can be separated. In most cases, plastic bangles are worn everyday as its light and come in easy price. Glass and metal bangles as compared to plastic are little expensive and are fancy too, many women prefer to mix and matched plastic, glass or metal bangles to bring the stunning effect and to match up with occasions and one’s outfit. Gold, platinum and silver bangles are one of the most expensive and equally favourite of all the women and are mostly worn at weddings and varieties of other occasions and festivals. Silver bangles are worn most often during Navrati. Bangles are one of the most important ornaments that a married woman wears, it is considered as a significant sign of their ‘suhaag’, in other words, their husband.