Bangles form an important part of Indian Jewellery in India besides earrings and chains. All types of bangles are worn in India. They are worn in pairs, with one or more in each hand. There are many types of bangles in India, including gold, silver, plastic, platinum, glass and wood bangles.
Bangles were first made from metals. The latest entrants to the range of bangles are the rubber bangles that resemble wrist bands. These are worn more by youngsters and not only women. There are also plastic bangles that are worn to give a trendy look to the wearer.
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 sís 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.
Find gemstone Jewellery
An easy way to get started looking at gemstone jewellery is to explore jewelry web stores that offer beautiful examples. Jewellery stores, both online and brick and mortar, will stock a good selection of fine diamond jewellery for your perusal. A local jeweller can also answer any questions you might have about the piece or gemstone. In the comfort of your home or office you can take in all of the lovely styles, and begin to sort through the pieces and styles you prefer.
When you have determined what those are, you might take the next step of visiting a local jeweller to see the pieces up close and examine them for you. Designer jewellery can cover the gamut of rings, engagement and wedding rings, watches, necklaces and pendants, bracelets and anklets, cuff links, tiaras and other unusual pieces.