By NyishaHv
118 days ago

'Slave' bangles - A Brief History

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Write the article hereWrite the article hereWrite the article hereAfter reading up on the modern uses of slave bangles and their historical iimplications ans uses I found that 'Slave bangles' have a very unique history, which is reflected in the modern style. The important element that defines slave bangles are that they can be worn comfortably with many on the wrist or upper arm. The slave bangle term is derived from the function of this type of bangle as a currency to trade slaves.

Before the abolition of slavery, slave bangles were exchanged by Europeans buying slaves from traders in Africa, before their movement to the America's and typically the West Indies. The higher the value of a slave, the more slave bangles were exchanged. They were also adorned by free women as a measure of the wealth of their husbands, the more bangles that a wife owned, the wealthier her husband. Slave bangles have historically been worn on both the lower and the upper arm.

Modern slave bangles are typically made from precious metals such as silver or gold and as multiple bangles are usually worn at the same time, they are usually thinner than traditional bangles being made of thin wire or a flattened metal. Slave bangles are a popular modern choice, especially for those that like to wear large numbers of bangles or to collect them for their value as a jewellery piece.

The history behind the term Russian Slaves is difficult to define. This is likely to be as a result of restyling the original slave bangle as the Russian trend became more popular using rose gold. Russian jewellery designers moved to rose gold in the 19th century, taking patterns and styles from around the world and applying the uncommon alloy to these with significant Russian influences! As Russian jewellers of the time were world renowned for their quality, the trend soon caught on with rose gold becoming increasingly popular in affluent Victorian England and Western Europe.

By NyishaHv

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Mfoss Very informtative, thankyou for writing this!
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NyishaHv @fortune thankyou very much @annie07 thankyou ! :)
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