Kangans are worn as a single piece
Women in India also decorate their upper hands using ornate baju band or arm bands. They are shaped to stay in position with the help of pressure through straps that can be tightened as required. There are different types of bangles in the market besides having different bangles based on the different materials used for creating them. Kanganís are one of them, which is a bangle that is thicker than ordinary bangles. They are usually worn on both sides of a set of bangles women wear.
Even men wear a type of kangan, called the kada. There are also ornate kangan that are worn singly, to give a minimalistic look. These kanganís are available in metal, lac, silver, gold, brass and other materials.
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.
Necklaces decorated with diamonds are loved by many people
Diamond heart necklaces with snake chains and white gold heart shaped necklace with diamond accent are charming and beautiful. Diamond necklaces set in 18k pure gold and platinum are quite popular.
Across the globe Cross necklaces decorated with diamonds are loved by many people. Many designs can be found in this category including gemstone necklaces complemented with tiny diamonds. Some of these necklaces are decorated with vibrant colored gemstones to improve their appearance. They can be given as precious jewelry articles to the brides-to-be.