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Open Bangles

Open Bangles have a spell-binding appeal that you won’t be able to resist.

By using the term ‘open bangle’, I am deliberately encompassing 2 types of bracelets: the torque bangle and the cuff bangle.

Why? Because they are both characterised by a unique combination of similar features: they are both rigid and both have 2 open ends leaving a gap through which you would slip your wrist to put the bangle on.

Where they differ is essentially on their respective width: a cuff bangle is much wider than a torque bangle, enabling for some decoration of the metal surface like texturing or engraving.

Historically this kind of wrist adornment, either torque or cuff, would be worn by men, women and even children. Nowadays however, men tend to wear the thinner version, ie torques, while women contine to wear either. Unless for newborns as christening presents, I do not recommend open bangles for children.

Open Bangles are visually striking and ever popular

So many reasons why you need to add an open bangle to your jewellery collection:

  • a tribal aesthetics and feel – this type of bangles have its origins deeply rooted in ancient times and traditions, with local variations across the world. They have managed however to retain a strong almost mythical identity to this day.
  • the simplicity of the design, which is also one of the reasons for its long lasting popularity. It fits the modern taste for minimalism, and as such is favoured by both men and women alike. It is a pefect piece of genderfluid jewellery.
  • the fact that it is an ‘open’ bangle, thus making it particularly easy to put on. While finding your perfect size with a classic slip-on bangle can be tricky, an open bracelet will always have the perfect fit as the opening can be slightly adjusted up or down to your liking.

Open Bangles by Essemgé

I have designed an open bangle that complements the rest of the Rebellion collection, with a ribbed texture made of silver stripes. Pure and elegant you will find it very versatile and very comfortable to wear every day. Check it out below.

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