In many cultures, Jewellery is used as a temporary body modifier
Earrings are form of body modifications, as they are accommodated by creating a small hole in the ear. At Padaung in Myanmar place women’s wear large golden rings around their necks. From as early as 5 years old, girls are introduced to their first neck ring. Over the years, more rings are added. In addition to the twenty-plus pounds of rings on her neck, a woman will also wear just as many rings on her calves too. At their extent, some necks modified like this can reach 10-15 inches long.
In some cases, hooks or even objects as large as bike bars being placed into the recipient’s skin. Although this procedure is often carried out by tribal or semi-tribal groups, often acting under a trance during religious ceremonies, this practice has seeped into western culture. Most often, these hooks are used in conjunction with pulleys to hoist the recipient into the air. This practice is said to give an erotic feeling to the person and some couples have even performed their marriage ceremony whist being suspended by hooks. Lip plates are worn by the African Mursi and Sara people, as well as some South American peoples.
A perfect diamond has no flaws
A perfect diamond has no flaws. In valuing diamond, Diamond clarity is one of the important features. Most of the 20 percent that are gemstone quality still have significant flaws. An inclusion is a type of flaw that occurs within the internal characteristics of a diamond. The others are cut, caret, and color. So, when it comes to diamond clarity it is considered a flaw.
Only 20 percent of diamonds mined are good enough to be used as gemstones. Diamonds are categorized as Flawless, Very Slightly Included, Slightly Included, Internally Flawless, and Included. Within these categories, there are grades. The rest are relegated to industrial use. When magnified under a 10x microscope, The Flawless diamond is, well, flawless. The flaws may even be visible to the naked eye and are considered Included You’ll pay a pretty penny for superior diamond clarity.
How to care Gemstone?
To remove any detergent, rinse the stone in the same temperature water as the soaking solution. This type of stone can be strung on silk or nylon thread, the silk being a better choice because it fails to accumulate as much dirt as nylon. For diamonds, sapphires, and rubies, bring an equal mixture of household cleaner and water to a boil.
Opals contain almost one-third water and are therefore particularly vulnerable to even moderate temperature changes. Remove from heat and allow the gemstones to soak in the solution until it cools. Thermal shock happens when a stone is instantly transported from one extreme temperature to another. They are all nature's gifts to us. There are more than 40 popular gem varieties and many rarer collector gemstones.