Indian glass bangle bracelets have had many interesting meanings and myths surrounding them over the years. Lets have some fun exploring a couple, shall we?
Indian Wedding Bangles and the Honeymoon
Indian wedding preparations will often include a bride’s best friend or sister helping her put on the smallest glass bangles possible. Luxurious hand massages and scented oils are used to be able to put on bangles that otherwise would be too small. The smaller the bangles around your wrist, the less likely they are to break.
To fit even more bangles on the wrist, a larger size can be used for the first part of the set and a smaller size for the last part of the set. This way you can have the look of small bangles, but they can go further up the arm.
Why all this work? The saying goes that the honeymoon lasts until the last glass bangle breaks.
Glass Bangles, Husbands, and Luck
Often you will see Indian women wearing huge armfuls of glass bangles, even while doing day-to-day chores. It is said that bangles bring safety and luck to ones husband. If a woman breaks glass bangles (especially a large amount of them) her husband is in danger.
With all that power a woman and her bangles wield, a husband better be on his best behavior if he knows what’s good for him!
In general glass bangles are thought to bring luck and blessings to the wearer, especially when given as a gift. In addition to weddings, some other occasions that glass bangles are worn are…
- Baby Showers
- Karwa Chuth
- and other Hindu and Muslim holidays and festivals
Glass Bangle Color Meanings
Symbol is used in the color choice of glass bangles as well. When getting a special gift consider color symbology as an added thoughtful gesture for your glass bangle gift.