While researching some ancient jewelry styles at The Met, I discovered a lot of bangles that are elegantly simple. The Metropolitan Museum’s collection of ancient bangles in glass or metal is quite large – some of them have really interesting designs, while others are very plain.
There was a probably a lot more work put into creating these accessories than something similar you’d find in a shop today – just getting the metals would have been a feat – but they don’t have much of an oooh factor. I think they definitely make one appreciate the variety and unique style that beadwork affords us.
What's your favorite style of no-frills jewelry?
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