What are bracelets?
Bracelets are types of jewelry worn around the wrist. They are worn for different reasons, and may even be used to attach pendants, or other decorative pieces. There are people who wear bracelets for certain causes, to show their religious or cultural affiliations, and for identification purposes.
Bracelets can be made in a variety of materials. The simplest bracelets may be made of strings while some may be made of metal, plastic, or cloth, among many others. The decorations for bracelets may be made of stones, pearls, crystals, wood, plastic beads, and other materials.
There are bracelets designed to fit exactly around the wrist, while some bracelets may have a loose fit.
The word bracelet came from the Greek word brachile meaning “of the arm.” This was also traced back to the Latin word brachium which means “arm” and the Old French word bracel. There are people who might think that bracelets and armlets are similar, but the difference lies in where they are placed. Bracelets are placed around the wrist while armlets are worn on the upper arm.
Traces of the oldest bracelets came from Egypt at 5000 BC. They started making bracelets from bones, stones, and wood. These were often used for religious purposes.
The Scarab Bracelet is one of ancient Egypt’s most well-known designs. The scarab is believed to have symbolized rebirth and regeneration. These were also carved to be used as jewelry and kept in the bandages of mummies. This was done because of their belief in the solar deity, Khepri. Some artifacts portray him as a scarab beetle while others show him to have a human male body with the head of a scarab.
During 2680 BC, Egyptians were wearing thick bracelets made of gold, silver, and semiprecious stones. They imported gemstones from Africa from 1558 BC up to 1058 BC. Egyptian bracelets were not only used for rituals; these were also worn for decorative purposes.
In 2000 BC, the ancient Chinese had bangles made of gold and jade. Some of these bracelets even had etchings of animals, folkloric creatures, and plants on gold bracelets. The Indians often wore gold bangles during the ancient times, although more colorful bracelets decorated with glass beads were incorporated in their culture as well.
A bracelet with a fifth finger of a juvenile hominin was found at Denisova Cave, in the Altai Mountains, Siberia by Russian archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of Novosibirsk. Carbon dating showed that the bracelet, along with other artifacts, were aged 40,000 BP (Before Present).
Greek and Roman soldiers also wore cuffs on their arms made of leather and metals. Greek citizens prefer to wear bracelets as decorations while Romans wore snake-shaped gold bangles. During the Middle Ages, bracelets became unpopular with European men.
There was resurgence in wearing bracelets for European women during the 17th century. They would often wear several thin bangles and ribbons. Bracelets with chains and became popular in the 19th century. Pendants and medallions made of coral and ivory were attached to these bracelets and were considered fashion accessories. During the Victorian period, wearing charm bracelets with dangling pendants and engravings became trendy.
Cultural traditions on bracelets
As mentioned earlier, bracelets are not only used as decorations. They are also worn because of traditional customs and superstitions.
There was the Bulgarian tradition called Martenitsa which involves the tying of a red and white string around this wrist. Bulgarians follow this tradition to please Baba Marta, a mythical figure that brings the end of winter and beginning of spring.
The Greek also have a similar tradition to the Bulgarians called Martis. They make a red and white bracelet on the first day of March and wear it until the end of summer to protect their skins from the Greek sun.
Azabache bracelets were worn by Latin Americans to protect themselves from the Mal de ojo, also known as the evil eye. They believe that envious looks and excessive admiration are the causes for the evil eye. An Azabache bracelet is a gold bracelet with a black or red color charm shaped like a fist is worn by newborn babies.
History of cremation bracelets
Wearing mourning jewelry started in the 1600s, although there were two significant events that made it even more popular in the 1800s. These are the American Civil War and death of Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. Cremation became more acceptable because it was a faster way to dispose of dead bodies compared to burials, which paved the way for cremation jewelry. Other mourning traditions were quite restrictive during these times.
Grieving people were obligated to wear black clothes and were not allowed to attend social functions. Jet was a lightweight type of gemstone used to make black mourning or cremation jewelry. There were cremation bracelets, cremation rings, and other types of cremation jewelry made of this material.
In fact, there was a rise in mourning jewelry from hair during the American Civil War because soldiers would leave a lock of hair for family members in case they die. Family members would make hair wreaths that will serve as memorial family trees since most of them lost husbands, fathers, brothers, and other male relatives. Wearing brooches and bracelets made of hair became common during those times.
Cremation jewelry might be a morbid concept for some, but these pieces were worn because they believe it is the best way to remember their loved ones.
The trend of wearing cremation urn bracelets
Most people consider cremation as a more convenient and cheaper choice when it comes to the disposal of their departed loved one’s bodies. Families can put the cremation ashes in cremation urns and either have it buried, placed in a columbarium, or kept at home. Nevertheless, there are still people who use keepsake urns to hold a portion of their loved one’s ashes.
Keepsake urns are small cremation urns and can be brought anywhere. Most people use these small cremation urns to divide a loved one’s ashes among themselves. An example would be children dividing the ashes of a departed parent.
The need to always have keepsake urns resulted to the production of cremation urn jewelry. There are different types of cremation urn jewelry, and some of the most common types are bracelets that hold ashes. These are also known as cremation urn bracelets.
Cremation urn bracelets have different designs but the most common ones are bangles with detachable pendants. Cremation ashes are placed inside these pendants with varying shapes and sizes. Some of these cremation bracelets have numerous pendants in different shapes in case you want to keep more ashes. These cremation urn bracelets are often made of metals but are available in other materials too.
There are different kinds of bracelets depending on the design and type of material used. Here are the following types of bracelets:
- Bangles/Rigid bracelets
- Beaded bracelets
- Charm bracelets
- Cuff bracelets
- Gemstone bracelets
- Link bracelets
- Multi-strand bracelets
- Slap bracelets
- Tennis bracelets
- Wrist watch bracelets
- Sports bracelets
- Alternative health bracelets
Bangles are one of the types of bracelets worn during the ancient times, and came from the Hindu word bungri meaning “glass.” These rigid bracelets are usually made of glass, metal, plastic, or wood, and are circular in shape. They are not flexible, and can either be plain or embellished with stones
Bangles are a huge part of Indian culture. They often wear numerous thin bangles on their arms. Bangles made of glass are reserved for special occasions like weddings and festivals while plastic bangles are worn for everyday use because these are much more affordable.
Modern bangle designs have diamonds in the bezel setting. Some bangles are also decorated with other gemstones, pearls, and other ornaments.
Oftentimes, beaded bracelets are composed of a collection of beads with holes in the center. A piece of string is used to hold all the beads together and tied securely to form a bracelet. The beads may be in just one color or in different colors.
The beads used in beaded bracelets can also have different shapes. This type of bracelet is associated with Bohemian styles, especially ones with earthy colors.
Most beaded bracelets are affordable although some of them are expensive because they are made of valuable materials.
Charm bracelets are bracelets composed of trinkets and decorative pendants. These objects often symbolize something significant to the owner’s life. Among all bracelet types, charm bracelets are personalized the most often.
Most of the decorations in charm bracelets are dangling although some designs are flattened to the surface of the charm bracelet. Charm bracelets can be made of a wide variety of materials, but the most common ones are made of metals.
Cuff bracelets are bracelets with thick bands and opening on one side. Most Egyptians wore these cuff bracelets with inscribed symbols. The soldiers and upper class members of ancient Greek and Roman societies wore these as well.
The most highly-valued cuff bracelets are made of gold, silver, and other precious metals. Modern designs have allowed cuff bracelets to be made from cheaper materials.
From the name itself, gemstone bracelets are bracelets made of gemstones. Oftentimes, gemstone bracelets have diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires in them. There are even gemstone bracelets that have all twelve birthstones attached to the bracelet. The bracelet itself is usually made of metals.
There are different designs for gemstone bracelets. Some of them have the gems attached to the bracelet through the bezel or pave setting. On the other hand, the gemstones may be dangling from the band of the bracelet, in a similar fashion to charm bracelets.
Link bracelets are bracelets made through connecting jewelry findings or other similar components. They can be made from different materials, but the most common link bracelets have metals and gemstones.
Multi-strand bracelets are bracelets with multiple strands that are linked to a single clasp.
These can be made of chains, wires, leather, or other synthetic materials and decorated with beads or gemstones.
Slap bracelets are also known as snap bracelets and mostly worn from the late 1980s up to the early 1990s. Most slap bracelets have bright colors and bold patterns. These were popular among younger people such as children and teenagers.
Slap bracelets are cheap compared to other types of bracelets and were found in most retail stores. These are made of metal strips (flexible stainless steel) covered with felt cloth, plastic cover, or silicone.
These bracelets became unpopular when rumors of injuries from slap bracelets surfaced. Some slap bracelet wearers claim to have experienced puncture wounds and bleeding in their wrists.
Tennis bracelets are bracelets with thin, flexible bands and decorated with diamonds and platinum. Another term for this is the diamond line bracelet. It got its name from the American tennis player Chris Evert. She was playing when the diamond line bracelet she wore while playing at the US Open snapped and fell to the ground. She requested the game officials to pause the game so they could look for the bracelet. From then on, diamond line bracelets have been called tennis bracelets.
Because these are made of valuable materials (diamonds, gold and platinum), tennis bracelets are traditionally expensive.
Wrist watch bracelets
Wrist watch bracelets are bracelets used to hold watches. They are available in different designs, although most of them are simple in nature since they are used for functional purposes.
Wrist watch bracelets are usually made of metal or leather. However, some of these are made of rubber or other materials suited for active lifestyles.
Sports bracelets are inexpensive bracelets made of colored silicone rubber and have been popularized by the American company Nike. They are also called gel bracelets, jelly bracelets, rubber wristbands, silicone wristbands or baller bands.
These bracelets are also used as awareness bracelets to show support for a particular cause.
Alternative health bracelets are bracelets made for beneficial purposes. Examples include karma bracelets, ionized bracelets, and magnetic bracelets. They are believed to improve the health condition of wearers.
They are available in different designs, mostly made from beads, wood, or other special materials. Some claim that these bracelets can even bring good karma or protection.
However, there are no independent studies to prove the effectivity of these bracelets.
Burials are the most traditional option when it comes to the disposal of our loved one’s bodies. In fact, there are times when burial plots are allotted for extended families. However, the lack of cemetery spaces has resulted to the increasing preference for cremation.
Cremation has given people a chance to think of different ways on how to memorialize their departed loved ones. Although most people would keep the human ashes in a cremation urn and place it in a columbarium or keep it in their homes and scatter the cremated ashes in a favorite place, there have been unconventional ideas on what to do with cremated ashes.
Some of these include turning the cremation ashes into a painting, pressing them into vinyl records, and infusing the cremated ashes in glass. Most nature lovers would like to see the cremation ashes of their loved ones transformed into a tree or a reef, but one of the most special ways to memorialize them is to make diamonds from cremation ashes.
EverDear & Co. is a company from the USA that is dedicated to producing high-quality diamonds from cremation ashes of your loved ones. We only make the best products because we know how important your departed loved ones are to you.
We turn cremation ashes into diamonds through carbon refinement, exposing the ashes to high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) just like natural diamonds, and the cutting and polishing of cremation diamonds from ashes.
EverDear & Co.’s ashes to diamonds cost
Most companies that turn ashes to diamonds charge them at high prices. However, EverDear & Co. believes that turning their ashes to cremation diamonds does not have to be expensive.
We offer the best prices for cremation diamonds from ashes through the use of cutting-edge technology. Another contributing factor is that we do not have any partnerships or tie-ups with third-party organizations. Therefore, additional costs for cremation diamonds are avoided.
Our cremation ashes to diamonds cost starts at only $495, the cheapest in the market. This price to turn ashes into diamonds is affordable and gives you an opportunity to commemorate the lives of your departed loved ones at a low price.
Does EverDear & Co. have discount plans if more than one cremation diamond is ordered?
We offer the following discount plans for cremation diamonds from ashes to make things easier for you. These special offers will allow you to memorialize your loved ones without the steep price.
- 5% discount on the total cremation diamonds cost for orders of two in the same colour and size.
- 5% discount on the total cremation diamonds cost for orders of two or more memorial diamonds in different colours and sizes.
- 8% discount on the total cremation diamonds cost for orders of three in the same colour and size.
- 10% discount on the total amount for cremation diamonds of four or more in the same colour and size.
The colors of EverDear & Co.’s cremation diamond bracelets
You can choose between three vibrant colors from EverDear & Co.’s cremation diamonds from ashes. These are:
- Yellow (Golden Star)
- Blue (Azure Serenity)
- Colorless (Immaculate Soul)
The chemical composition of your loved one’s ashes or hair will greatly affect the color of your cremation diamonds.
The most frequent color produced by cremation diamonds is yellow. This is due to the presence of the element nitrogen in our bodies. The nitrogen content in the ashes or hair can be removed if you would like to own blue diamonds from cremation ashes. The blue color is linked to boron, an element found in stars. In this way, your loved one is transformed into a cremation diamond that sparkles just like stars.
EverDear & Co. can also produce colorless cremation diamonds from ashes. This is the most expensive from our cremation diamond lineup because the most extensive purification process is necessary to make them.
The carat weight of EverDear & Co.’s cremation diamond bracelets
The carat weight of a cremation diamond affects their prices. Cremation diamonds from ashes with a larger carat weight are more valuable while diamonds from cremation ashes with a small carat weight can be bought for cheaper prices.
The carat weights available for EverDear & Co.’s diamonds from cremation ashes range from 0.03 carats up to 0.69 carats. As a result, we are able to make cremation diamonds from your loved one’s ashes more affordable for you.
The round cut for EverDear & Co.’s cremation diamond bracelets
We recommend the round cut for our cremation diamond bracelets because it has 58 facets that can bring more brilliance and sparkle. The round cut enables maximum reflection of light and can bring out the true beauty of your diamonds from cremation ashes.
The clarity of EverDear & Co.’s cremation diamond bracelets
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has a diamond grading scale to determine their clarity. Most of EverDear & Co.’s cremation ashes to diamonds have a score of VS (Very Slightly Included) to VVS (Very, Very Slightly Included). This shows that small inclusions and blemishes can only be seen through magnification.
We issue a certificate of authenticity along with the purchase of diamonds from cremation ashes to guarantee that these are real. This document certifies the following:
- The source of carbon for the cremation diamond
- The 4Cs grading of our cremation diamonds (color, carat weight, cut, clarity)
- The setting material
Make cremation bracelets from ashes.
Your cremation diamonds from ashes can either be worn loose or mounted on cremation jewelry. We have a selection of cremation jewelry designs you can choose from, such as our cremation necklaces, cremation rings, and cremation earrings. However, you can opt to turn your loved one’s ashes into cremation jewelry bracelets too.
EverDear & Co.’s cremation bracelets from ashes have simple and classical designs. These are specially built to hold a cremation diamond that possesses sentimental value.
Our bracelets from cremation ashes can be worn on all occasions. You may want to wear them when you’re alone or during anniversaries and birthdays.
Cremation jewelry bracelets prices
Unlike other companies that make cremation jewelry, our cremation jewelry bracelets only have an average price range of $800 up to $1,200. This is definitely one of the cheapest prices you will see on cremation bracelets from ashes.
Transforming cremation bracelets from ashes is a touching action to memorialize a loved one.
We know how painful the grieving process is. People have different ways to cope with the death of loved ones.
Wearing bracelets from cremation ashes is one of the best ways to hold onto a loved one. EverDear & Co. believes that these are the best tributes to your loved ones. Our bracelets from cremation ashes have the best prices in the market too.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to know more on our diamonds from cremation ashes and cremation bracelets.