Bracelets are made using many materials
Bracelets are made using many materials. Gold bracelets, Silver bracelets, Pearl bracelets, White gold bracelets, Diamond bracelets, Leather bracelets, Copper bracelets, Gemstone bracelets etc. Shimmer like a star with Diamond Bracelets. Some designs include Diamond Tennis Bracelets and Diamond Bangle Bracelets.
Look for a diamond bracelet with at least near-colorless diamonds that are guaranteed to have no visible imperfections. All Blue Nile diamond bracelets are guaranteed to meet this standard of quality. Unique gemstone bracelets and birthstone bracelets are made with a wide range of precious stones. The gemstones range from topaz to diamond and sapphire. Many designs come with multiple gemstones that are quite popular and trendy.
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.
Diamonds were believed to hold medicinal value
Diamonds were believed to hold medicinal value during the Dark Ages. Square cut diamonds add a modern touch to bands, pendants and drop earrings as well. There were instructions that those suffering illnesses or having wounds should hold a diamond in the hand. And then make a sign of the cross for healing. Some even believed that ingesting diamonds could assist in recovery and even a cure from various illnesses.
Brilliant square princess cut diamonds in engagement rings and diamond stud earrings are de-rigueur. As time progressed into the Middle Ages, diamonds were more often viewed as items of value rather than items of mystical healing powers. Square cut diamonds add a modern touch to bands, pendants and drop earrings as well. As a result of the growing demand and value of diamonds, mine owners began spreading rumors that diamonds were poisonous if swallowed.