The tradition of wearing glass bangles
Adorning a married woman's wrists with green glass bangles or gold bangles bunched with glass bangles fall under such rituals which are still in vogue in different parts of this country. The unstoppable fancy and charm of these delicate glass works have successfully abridged the controversial barrier between tradition and fashion.
Starting from a newlywed bride under veil to the jean freak swanky fashion girl, everyone's frenzy is same for this fabulous jewellery item. The tradition of wearing glass bangles also engulfed the young, teenage, and unmarried women, as it is a strong traditional belief that it is inauspicious leaving their hands bare.
Gemstones are so durable
A few are mineraloids not true minerals and are including here: opal, amber, and moldavite. Foremost is durability - it must not easily corrode away, nor can it be brittle. It is so durable that nearly all of the gold ever mined is still in circulation or storage. In some cases, the names are true misnomers, such as Green Amethyst for prasiolite-a transparent green variety of quartz.
In most cases, these variety names are historical, as the gemstones were not recognized as being varieties of other minerals until well after the name was in common use such as aquamarine, emerald, and heliodor as varieties of beryl. And that is related to the third characteristic, ductility. You can see the options are endless and when you are commissioning a piece, why compromise a thing when you can choose!
All gemstones have some characteristics
Many gemstones are used in even the most expensive jewellery depending on the brand name of the designer, fashion trends, market supply, treatments etc. Others are too common and are given a semi-precious status. Most gemstones have good hardness and a high index of refraction.
All gemstones have some characteristics falling short of perfection though; even the seemingly perfect Diamond has four directions of cleavage. Since quartz is everywhere especially in common dirt and dust. Any material that is softer may be scratched during ordinary wear. Nevertheless, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds still have a reputation that exceeds those of other gemstones.