Ancient Bracelets, Bangles & Torcs

From the faience beaded jewellery of the Egyptians to the bronze bangles of the Celts, bracelets have graced the wrists of individuals across the ancient world. The earliest known examples date back 40,000 years, and have henceforth functioned as a status symbol as well as a beautifying accessory, intended to draw the eye’s attention to the elegant features of the hand and wrist.