There’s a pivotal moment in Season 2 of Bridgerton where the lovely Kate Sharma drops her jewel-encrusted gold bangles during Anthony and Edwina’s marriage ceremony. When Anthony retrieves them… it’s pure cinema magic!
In additional to providing an important diversion from the doomed nuptials, the bangle bracelets also have tremendous symbolic significance. Bangles are a traditional part of the Solah Shringar of Indian brides. (‘Solah Shringar’ encompasses sixteen basic steps of beautification of a woman from head to toe. This is an ancient ritual meant to adorn and bestow gifts of beauty on the bride.)
Although I do not personally have an Indian heritage, I do absolutely adore the color and vibrancy of the culture, including the stunning jewelry. And my (not so secret) go-to resource for years has been Sitara Collections. Sitara Collections offers breathtaking necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, all crafted by talented artisans in India who are paid fairly for their remarkable designs.
One of my new faves for summer? The Isha Gemstone Bangle, pictured, in smoky quartz. Much like Kate Sharma’s stunning bangles, this versatile bracelet is sure to become your favorite, too.
Until now somewhat underutilized, smoky quartz has been steadily gaining popularity with jewelry artisans in recent years. And it’s easy to see why! The stones have a warmth that a clear crystal simply can’t match. Set against the brilliant gold, this eye catching bracelet absolutely shimmers and winks in the summer sun!
Gold plated over brass, the bangle features four beautifully faceted stones (In addition to smoky quartz, the bracelet is also available in other semi-precious stones such as crystal quartz and tiger eye.) And the bangle’s inner dimension is 2.4 inches (62mm), so it should fit most wrists. Wear it alone, or in multiples. Retail: $58
Visit Sitara Collections to see this bracelet… and so much more. (I believe Kate Sharma would approve!)
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