The practice of wearing jewelry for decorative and ritualistic purposes started about 7,000 years ago. In ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China, early bracelets were created from grasses, tree limbs, and seashells. It was only after the Bronze Age (2000 - 1400 B.C.) that artisans began making bracelets out of gold and silver. Over the years, the designs became more decorative, accented with gemstones and shells, as jewelry started becoming associated with status and wealth. By the 1920s, the intricate designs of sterling silver bracelets were mostly influenced by the clean lines of the Art Deco style. Sometimes, jewelry designers also added synthetic components such as plastics and bakelites to bracelets as an additional embellishment. Plastic bangles then became a statement jewelry piece for teen girls in the 1930s. Women of all ages cherished charm bracelets made out of sterling silver or gold-plated brass in the 1950s, however, they did not have the luxury of variety in designs at that time. The turn of the century led to the emergence of mass production of silver bracelets, creating a rise in the diversity of fashion jewelry. Sterling silver bracelets were made available in almost any design imaginable. From slender bangles and thin chains to cuffs and wide link bracelets, silver continues to be the most mainstream material used in jewelry. Bidsquare offers a wide range of sterling silver bracelets at auction. Discover chain bracelets, cuff bracelets, and bangles that define your style at Bidsquare.