Bangles are circular in shape, and, unlike bracelets, are not flexible. The word is derived from Hindi bungri (glass). They are made of numerous precious as well as non-precious materials such as gold, silver, platinum, glass, wood, ferrous metals, plastic, etc. Bangles made from sea shell, which are white colour, are worn by married Bengali and Oriya Hindu women...
Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewellery. They are usually
worn in pairs by women, one or more on each arm. Most Indian women
prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles or combination of both.
Inexpensive bangles made from plastic are slowly replacing those made by
glass, but the ones made of glass are still preferred at traditional
occasions such as marriages and on festivals.