From understated designs to bolder options, we have a bangle to suit every taste at Secrets Shhh. Why not indulge yourself or surprise a loved one with one of our beautiful bangles?
We expertly craft every bangle in our collection from the highest quality sterling silver and 10-carat gold. Sterling silver is a hypoallergenic metal with antimicrobial properties, so it's a perfect jewellery choice if you have sensitive skin. It is also a strong and durable metal, so you can be confident your sterling silver bangle will remain a cherished part of your jewellery collection for years to come.
If you love a bit of sparkle, you’ll love our bangles adorned with Secrets Shhh signature diamond simulants. Our diamond simulants provide the same brilliance and fire as naturally mined diamonds without costing the earth. We also provide a Lifetime Gemstone Brilliance Guarantee for peace of mind with every purchase.
Our bangles feature classic round brilliant cut diamond simulants. This round cut with 58 facets creates intense brilliance and sparkle.
We offer various bangle styles, including cuff, crossover, minimal, and fancy. Whether you like to wear your bangle on its own or layered with other pieces, our selection of bangles promises to complement any look.
Questions About Bangles?
What is the difference between a bracelet and a bangle?
A bracelet tends to be flexible, so that it hangs around the wrist, and is fastened with a clasp. A bangle usually refers to a rigid, hoop-shaped piece that slides on and off the wrist, without a fastening. This may be a continuous hoop that is big enough to fully slide over the hand, or it may feature a break in the circular shape so that it can slide onto the wrist. Bracelets are generally more delicate in look and feel than bangles, as they are made of linked metal and stones and don’t have a fixed shape. Bangles come in a range of styles and thicknesses, and can be studded with diamond simulants or simply sleek sterling silver. The choice between a bracelet and bangle comes down to personal preference and comfort.
Why is a bangle called a bangle?
Originating in Indian culture, the word “bangle” comes from the Hindu “Bangri” or “Bangali”, referring to an adornment for the arm. Ancient bangles were made from all kinds of materials, including iron, copper, gold, glass, stone, and ivory. Bangles remain a key element of wedding jewellery in many Indian traditions, and can symbolise things like safety, health, luck, and prosperity. Whether worn on the wrist or stacked higher up the arm, bangles have long been an important expression of identity for Indian women. The popularity of this versatile adornment has spread and evolved in different parts of the world, with bangles taking on a wide range of styles and designs, but the essential idea of the rigid hoop that slides onto the wrist has stood the test of time.
How many bangle bracelets do you wear?
The number of bangles you wear will partly depend on their style and thickness. You can combine 6 or 7 slender bangles, but if you go for a thicker bangle or solid cuff bangle you will probably only want one or two additional pieces to complement this. Asymmetry between wrists is a popular look, but avoid being dramatically unbalanced. For more personalised styling advice and recommendations, visit your nearest Secrets Shhh boutique where our team will be happy to help you.
How do you wear a bangle bracelet?
Bangles should be large enough to slip onto your wrist, without being tight around the skin, but they shouldn’t fall off your hand when your arms are at your sides. If you have very slender arms and wrists, you may want to choose a thinner, more delicate style of bangle and avoid chunky cuffs. You should also think about your outfit and occasion, and choose bangles that complete the look you want to achieve. For example, an understated sterling silver hoop bangle might be the ideal finishing touch for casual chic, while a stunning diamond-simulant tennis bracelet might be just what you need to turn heads at a more formal, evening event. It can be a good idea to choose a metal that complements your skin tone and colouring – generally gold complements warmer colourings, while silver or white gold suit a lighter skin tone. But don’t be afraid to mix metal colours and stones for a personal and eclectic look. Bangles are designed as a form of self-expression, so feel free to play around and find a look that you love.
How do I keep my bangle bracelet from falling off?
The rigid design of bangles means they should slide onto your wrist and move around to some degree, but they shouldn’t easily slip off again when you least expect it! If your bangle has a break in the hoop, where you slide it onto your wrist, you may be able to tighten it slightly with your free hand by gently applying some pressure with your thumb and forefinger to close the gap a little. Otherwise, you can reduce the amount that your bangle slides around by stacking tighter bracelets and bangles either side of it to help keep it in place. Wearing bangles over sleeves will also help to keep them from sliding around as much. If your bangle regularly falls off or slides around on your arm, bring it in to your local Secrets Shhh boutique and our jewellery experts will be able to advise you about whether it can be re-sized for a tighter fit.
Bangles at your local Secrets Shhh Boutique
Bangles are an excellent accessory for any outfit or occasion. Find a store near you and come browse our extensive collection of sterling silver bangles. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will answer any questions and help you find the perfect bangle for yourself or someone special.