Bangles are an important part of ornaments in Indian tradition. Where red bangles signify ritualistic relevance, the green in South India means prosperity and fertility. Green bracelets or bangles are presented by the Bride’s mother to her daughter before the marriage as she prays for her well-being.
Bangles are traditionally a part of the solah shringar of Indian brides. It is mandatory for newly wed brides and would-be-brides to wear bangles made of glass, gold or other metals as they signify the long life of the husband. They signify good fortune and prosperity.