People have been adorning themselves with jewelry since ancient times. The first bracelets appeared in the Bronze Age.
Men’s bracelets in antiquity
The ancient Egyptians wore bracelets on their wrists and their forearms. In Rome, men used to wear heavy metal bracelets, loaded with precious stones, on their arms, which gave them color. Also in the Celtic peoples mainly men wore bracelets, in various shapes carved with various depictions.
Also in some cultures bracelets were worn as amulets that gave them spirituality. Egyptian priests, for example, wore bracelets that were believed to associate them with the gods.
Today’s men’s bracelets
Over the centuries bracelet changed its status and from a man’s jewelry became almost exclusively a woman’s jewelry. But that changed again, reaching nowadays where men’s bracelet is an everyday accessory for most men. There are many designs on men’s bracelets. Bracelets with stones that give them color, leather and fabric bracelets, bracelets of various metals, or bracelets in a combination of materials.
Silver is widely used to make men’s bracelets. It is very durable and can have different shades (gray, black or yellow) based on the technique that will be used (oxidezed, rodioum plated or gold plated), giving a special effect and style. It is also much cheaper than gold.
Also very common metal in the manufacture of men’s bracelets is steel. It is a material that is also very durable, has no color changes in contact with water and is also economical.
Bracelets with stones
Bracelets with stones are another design for everyday men’s accessory. Precious and semi-precious stones are believed to have different properties. There are stones that bring you luck, health, strength etc.