Bangles are traditionally rigid bracelets, originating from the Indian subcontinent, which are usually made of metal, wood, glass or plastic. They are traditional ornaments worn mostly by women from the Indian subcontinent. It is common to see a new bride wearing glass bangles at her wedding, they symbolize auspiciousness and sanctity of marriage. Bangles are a sign of a women's 'suhaag'. Bangles also have a very traditional value in Hinduism as it is considered inauspicious for a married woman to be bare armed. Bangles may also be worn by young girls and bangles made of gold or silver are preferred for toddlers.