Bangles are one of the oldest forms of jewelry, predating metal jewelry. Bangles were made out of stone and sea shells almost 2600 B.C. Bangles are a traditional and integral part of south asian fashion. Young girls, married woman and even men wear some form of a bangle in parts of India. However, bangles are also on the rise in American and European fashion. High quality gold plated bangles are a great way to add some style and personality to your outfit. Bangles match well with a long sleeve blouse and gold necklaces. Bangles are often embedded with stones, however, there are many styles with simple engravings that give it a rustic charm. You can also find Cubic Zirconia bangles that will make your wrists glitter and shine with their own light. Find bangles in sets of two or four; the set of four are often thinner bands, but are great for a subtle addition.