Monday, December 10, 2012

Indian Gold Bangle Designs with Price/Bengali Traditional Gold Bangle Designs (Wedding Jewellery)

One of the most sought after ornament ( Bengali gold jewellery) among ladies is a gold bangle. In Bengal we call it "Bala". Despite the craze for Balas (gold bangles) many girls/ladies don't know much about their designs and types, and for this reason we often get confused and can not find the right design for ourselves. So I will share some designer gold bangle designs here, with the details of the design type along with the bengali names. I would also like to share some traditional and antique designs of gold bangles which are in themselves a statement and are very rare in design. I will also share the making cost and weight (in grams) of my collection of gold bangles. Some of the bangle designs are for daily wear and are trendy. Some designs are absolutely traditional which you can wear as wedding jewellery also.

 Now let me tell you about the bangle types. There are mainly two types of gold bangle.
  • Solid gold bangle/ Farpor Bala (Bengali name)
  • Wax filled gold bangle/ Gaala bhora Bala (Bengali name)
Solid gold bangle/ Farpor Bala (Bengali name):
This kind of Bengali gold bangles require a lot of gold for crafting (approximately minimum 20 grams for each bangle), because gold is a very soft metal and these solid gold bangles do not have any kind of filler (wax) inside them. Solid gold bangle gives a very classy and heavy look. These type of bangles are mainly worn as wedding jewellery these days.
I do have some personal collection of solid designer gold bangles, here are some photographs of them...

gold bangle design
gold bangle design

This particular gold bangle is made up with 25gm of gold (22k)...

bengali gold bangle design
gold bangle design

bengali gold bangle designs

The design of this Gold bangle is called fishnet design. I generally wear them in semi occasions.

traditional bengali gold jewellery designs

bengali jewellery designs for bangles

The joint of these bangles are called "Haati Mukh" (elephant joint).

Now I would like to share another piece of traditional Bengali solid gold bangle which are really rare and exquisite in form of design. These type of bangles are called "Golaap Bala" (Rose bangle) or "Pushpa Bala" (Flower bangle).

bengal wax bangle with gold degisn
bengali traditional jewellery

Jewellery stores in West Bengal do offer these kind of bangles, but I must admit it is really hard to find a proper and learned craftsman who can make these kind of bangles. These bangles are so rare in terms of design that nowadays these have become almost like an antique. This traditional gold bangle is made up of 50gm (single piece) gold (22k) .

bengali bridal jewellery- gold bangles bengali wedding

Below is another type of gold bangle which are called "Konkon" in Bengali or "Kangan" in north India. These bangle designs are inspired by royal craftmenship of  Rajasthan. This gold bangle can be worn as bridal jewellery.

kangan design gold bangle

To make this gold bangle 30gm of gold (22k) is required (for single piece).

picture of traditional jewellery of bengal

I have managed to find some more designs of solid gold bangles, check them out...

traditional bengali gold bangles
traditional bengali gold bangles

traditional bengali gold bangles

traditional bengali gold bangles

 Wax filled gold bangle/ Gaala bhora Bala (Bengali name):
 This type of gold bangle requires less amount of gold, because wax filling helps to protect its durability. A wax filled bangle can be made in 8gm (minimum) only. For its strong durability these gold bangle can be worn in a daily basis.



 In the image above, the gold bangle is crafted with 12gm of gold (22k).

Gala bhora bala (wax filled gold bangle)
  
To make this gold bangle 17gm of gold (22k) is required (for single piece). This bangles can be easily worn as a wedding jewellery.

traditional bengali gold bangle design

traditional bengali gold bangle designs

Hope you find this post helpful. :) 




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15 comments:

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      I love jewellery too. Do you like Indian gold jewellery?

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  2. really nice bangle designs, can you pleae share the name of the jewellery shop?

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    1. Hi tanushree,
      Firstly, thnks for visiting my blog. Now, Can you please tell me that which bangle are you talking about? Though the designs I have shared here can be crafted by any gold jewellery shop, except the solid gold bangle(golaap bala). You just need show them the designs and they will make it for you. :D

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  3. Fantastic gold bangle design..Some design I think inspire by Bengali design..I like slim bangles more..this give very rich look.
    Joint Replacement India

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    1. Hi Ragini,
      Welcome to my blog, I am glad you like these designs. Yes, your are right, these are all Bengali traditional bangle designs and yes they give pretty rich and heavy look as these are all wedding bangles. I like slim and simple bangles too, let me try if I can write a post on slim bangles as well. :)

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  4. Awesome bangles design ..i like that circle at end of bangle also love all the pattern ..beautiful.
    Oncology & Cancer Surgery India

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    1. Hi Kavita,
      I am glad that you like these bangle designs and thnks for reading my post.

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  5. Awesome bangle design....could you please tell me more about Golaap Bala" (Rose bangle) or "Pushpa Bala" (Flower bangle).From where i can find this?Could you please more pictures of tat bangle.thank you

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    1. Thnks a lot and I am glad u liked them. Please let me know where do you stay so that I can tell you from where you can buy this bangles. These bangles are mainly crafted in Kolkata (West Bengal)as it's a Bengali traditional jewellery but you can ask any goldsmith near your place whether they can craft these bangles for you and I will surely try to upload some photos for reference.

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  6. awesome design. keep up the good work. i would love to buy all. mostly those bangoli red and white bangles

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  7. Really looking for these kind of design in bangalore

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  8. Thank you so much for the informations about gold bangals..would you please clear a doubt about the first bala.. is it solid bala or wax bala ? Is 2 piece crafted of 25gm gold or its the weight of the single piece ?

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    1. Hi there!
      The first bala is a solid gold bala and weight of a single piece is 25gm. Let me know if you have any further quarries :)

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  9. Thank you so much for such an immediate response.. if possible provide some information about a single bangle called Mathansha....

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