(bracelet) Hebrew; a "fetter", from a root, "a step" (Isaiah 3:18-20). (See ANKLET.) A general ornament in the E. A badge of kings (2 Samuel 1:10). The signet was sometimes a jewel on the armlet; which explains, "Set me as a seal upon thine arm" (Song of Solomon 8:6). Their weight (compare Genesis 24:22), and their tightness on the arm (so that in putting them on blood is often drawn) make their female wearers pay dearly for their love of admiration.
These dictionary topics are from Fausset Bible Dictionary, 1949. Public Domain.
Fausset, Andrew R. "Entry for 'Armlet'". "Fausset Bible Dictionary".