Bracelets were among the most important gifts to be received by a bride, and they were usually given by her father. They were regarded as prestigious items and would reflect her status as a married woman. They were presented as a pair, and were worn on both wrists. The bracelet consists of parallel chains welded at each end to a flat plaque. The plaques are fastened together by a pin and hinge.
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