The two basic styles of gold bangles are (1) solid cylinder type and (2) split or cylindrical spring that opens and closes

Solid Cylinder Gold Bangles:

Solid cylinder gold bangles are quite simply gold bangles without an opening, just one circle to slide through the hand.

Solid cylinder gold bangles are very common in Asian cultures.

Split and Cylindrical Spring Bangles:

Split and cylindrical spring bangles have an opening, and not simply solid, to help one adorn the bangle around the wrist.

This style of gold bangle is more popular in Western cultures.

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