The Story Of Gold Bracelets
Archaeologists and historians believe that the oldest gold bracelets date from 3,000 BC.
One was found in the excavations of the tomb of Queen Zer, in the legendary city of Ur of Sumeria.
The Egyptians did not want to part with their jewellery and personal possessions when they died.
They made stipulations to ensure that everything valuable they owned was buried alongside their dead bodies.
This was probably to ensure a good trip to the other life in the event that the gods would ask some payment.
Maybe the reason was that they did not want to give their precious belongings to their successors…
We don’t know. But some Pharaohs went to the extreme of having their wives buried alive with them to ensure their eternal fidelity!!!
It was common in Greece that both men and women wear gold bracelets.
Wealthy women would flaunt (above and below their elbows) gold wrappings exquisitely detailed with snakes or lions.
Greek men would use gold bracelets in social occasions for ceremonial dress.
Warriors used leather or metal cuffs for protection against the blows of the enemies.
The Romans took it one notch up and added gemstones to their gold bracelets. Lions, eagles and other animals would have rubies in the place of the eyes etc.
India contributed to the world of jewellery by making the bangles popular (not the band!)
Rich Indian women would wear many bangles of precious metals, while the less wealthy flashed their glass bangles. It is possible to determine the marital status of an Indian woman by the bangles she wears on her arm.
Fashion dictates what the most desirable gold bracelet is in each era of history.
A variety of bracelets from chains, twisted rope, links, bangles and cuffs furnish the our jewellery shop on Kirkcaldy High Street nowadays.
Celebrities have their jewellery personalised in extravagant ways, to display on their bodies during award ceremonies or social gatherings.
Gold comes in different colours, depending on the metal it has been alloyed with.
This is why you can buy white, pink or yellow gold bracelets.
See some from our collection below, we have gold bracelets to suit any style and pocket.
Also check out our special offers that we have on at the moment.
Some Of Our Gold Bracelet Our Collection
This shows a few of the gold bracelet designs we may have in store at any one time as they change frequently.
Give us a call (01592) 264305 to see what we have in.
Just ask for Richard or Jackie.
Or even just pop down, we’d love to welcome you here and we are sure that we will have something to delight.
There’s a map and address underneath the jewellery images.)