Indian women prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles
Gold has a religious connotation in India and a deep social significance. Most Indian women prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles or combination of both. Primary distinguishing factor for these is the material that is used to make the bangles. There is no place for stagnation in Indian art and craft, for although forms are repeated, they are free from imitative intent.
Bangles made from lac are one of the oldest ones and among the brittle category too. Lac is clay like material which in molded in hot kilns-like places to make these bangles. Among the recent entrants are the rubber bangles that are worn more like a wrist band by youngsters while the plastic ones are there to add the trendy look. Lac bangles are made of shellac mixed with different colors to give a finest shape of bangles, using chatons, rhine sones, mirrors, beads etc.
Diamond's clarity is graded
Diamonds with Slightly Included and better grading are progressively more expensive. These include; internal graining, cleavage, bearding, cavities, crystals or minerals, knots, feathers and clouds. After that, we go to the various grades of included diamonds. There are two types of flaws: an inclusion and a blemish. A blemish is something that mars the surface and distracts from diamond clarity.
This includes chips, pits, nicks, scratches, naturals, grain boundaries, and polish lines. The Internally Flawless diamond cannot have any inclusion, but may have surface blemishes. The diamond is then graded on the basis of five considerations: color, nature, position, size, and number. The clarity of the diamond is one of the primary determinants of price when it comes to rings, earrings, and other jewelry. This article will focus on how a diamond's clarity is graded.
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.