Types of Bangles
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. Bangles are made from plastic are inexpensive and slowly replacing those made by glass. Along with gold, glass bangles are considered a symbol of the well-being of her husband and sons in certain communities. Glass bangles are still preferred at traditional occasions such as marriages and on festivals.
Gemstones are identified by gemologists
Gemstones are identified by gemologists. The first characteristic a gemologist uses to identify a gemstone is its chemical composition. Gems are characterized in terms of refractive index, dispersion, specific gravity, hardness, cleavage, fracture, and luster. They may exhibit pleochroism or double refraction. Who describe gems and their characteristics using technical terminology specific to the field of gemology.
Next, many gems are crystals which are classified by their crystal system such as cubic or trigonal or monoclinic. They may have luminescence and a distinctive absorption spectrum. For example, diamonds are made of carbon (C) and rubies of aluminium oxide (Al2O3). Another term used is habit, the form the gem is usually found in. For example diamonds, which have a cubic crystal system, are often found as octahedrons.
Silver jewellery should be given extra care
Silver jewellery is not expensive. Silver Jewellery has a textured or satin finish so it should be given more care. Do not keep them in contact with oxidized Jewellery, pearls or absorbent stones. Before packing donít forget to dry your wet jewellery. The finishes are achieved with lots of care and it should be maintained accordingly. With clean soft cloth polish your jewellery.
To keep the jewels tarnish free, you can use silica gel packs to keep dry, do not always use body scents on them directly. You can also soak them in warm soap water and use a soft bristled brush. Often a green or black residue is formed on large silver jewels due to the bodyís chemicals. But they can be cleaned easily. Remember to wear your silver Jewellery as much as possible because Wearing them actually keeps them polished and less tarnished. A rinse-off liquid cleaner is best for tarnish to clean your ornaments.