Made from ordinary glass that is about 1/4 - 1/8 inch in width, they are worn in groups so that arm movement causes them to make a gracious sound rather like the clinking of wind chimes. In India, it is also common that young children will wear thin gold bangles on their hands and ankles.They can be smooth, textured or set with stones. In India, glass bangles are common.
Functional bangle This is a new use for a very old thing. A spring closing type of bangle is used as both an adornment and a handy clip to hang things from. Marketed as a handbag hanger.
A charm bracelet is an item of jewelry worn around the wrist. It carries personal charms: decorative pendants or trinkets which are signifiers of important things in the wearer's life.
While traditional charms dangle, Italian charms feature individual pieces soldered flat onto the surface of the link.Bracelets that are in solid form, usually some metal, are referred to as bangles or bangle bracelets. In recent history, Italian charm bracelets have become trendy.