Light Hibiscus and Steel Pan Bangle with Calypso Pattern
Products sold individually
Material - 10K Gold
Wire thickness - .110”
About this bangle:
The bangle is marked along the sides with our unique calypso pattern. Each diamante is bright cut by hand. The heads are Hibiscus flower and Steel Pan which are casted separately and soldered onto the marked wire with 10k gold solder. Each item is handmade and therefore every piece is unique. Bright cuts are done individually by hand.
The Unique rhythmic music of the Caribbean Islands comes from the steel pan. Developed as a musical instrument during WWII from oil drums discarded by U.S. warships harbored in Trinidad, the steel pan can emulate every note on the musical scale ranging from a single instrument to a whole orchestra. Today, it is known worldwide is a symbol of an innovative and musical people
Much of the vibrant color of the Caribbean Islands comes from its flora.
The Hibiscus flower, in particular, is found throughout the region in a wide variety of hybrids, ranging from pale yellow and pink hues to rich deep reds and golds. An edible flower, it is rich in nutrients, especially vitamin C. Used in salads, or as a wonderful garnish, it also has healing properties when made into a tea.
About West Indian Bangles:
West Indian Bangles are a tradition of the Caribbean Islands. They were originally created through the unison of East Indian and African designs. These West Indian Bangles are typically worn in pairs but I price and sell them individually so you can choose how many you want to buy. These bangles are unisex such that both men and women wear thick bangles and thin bangles although men tend to prefer the thicker ones. They are often given to children to remind them of their heritage.
Large - 8" circumference
Please note: that all items are handmade and that means that there will be variations in listed dimensions. They are to be used as guides for your purchase but are not exact values.
Caribbijou is a family run company with a tradition in West Indian Bangles. Learn more about why we produce the most quality jewelry.