Bangles – tradition with fashion
To represent tradition with fashion bangles are the best option. The importance attached to bangles by a married woman is almost paranoic. Normally, a bangle worn by people around the world is simply an inflexible piece of jewelry worn around the wrist.
The bangles are made in special techniques using manpower and traditional hand artwork to make finest quality of products. They are worn after marriage to signify matrimony. The word is derived from a Hindi word BUNGRI. They are circular in shape. Unlike bracelets bangles are not flexible. Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Bronze, Glass, lac, Wood, Plastic these numerous precious and non precious materials are used for making of bangles.
How Durable is My Gemstone Jewellery?
First of all a note about the hardness and therefore relative durability of gemstones. To measure hardness, the jewellery industry uses the Mohs scale. This gem-trade standard, conceived by Friedrich Mohs in 1812, measures the ability of a gem or mineral to resist abrasion damage.
Diamond at 10 is the hardest whereas talc at 1 is the softest. Popular gemstones like amethyst and citrine register 7 whereas rubies and sapphires register 9. Most of us come off the beach on the first day with the 3 s’s all achieved - rings caked in sand, sea-salt and suntan lotion. Nude sunbathing, as far as silver and gold jewellery is concerned, is a must! Remember also that sand will scratch the surface of precious metals.
Care for Antique Gemstones
Gemstones are a valuable part of any piece of antique jewellery. Common sense is the best preventative measure when caring for any antique gemstone. Although the metal components of ornaments often receive the most attention, gemstone care is equally as important.
Hairdryers should never be used to dry freshly-cleaned gemstones, and no pieces should ever come in contact with chlorine. It is crucial to protect antique jewellery as a whole, in order to maintain as much value as possible over time.