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.
Diamonds are forever
You may be familiar with the term, 'Diamonds are Forever'. It is made popular by the De Beers advertising campaigns and for good reason. They have been used throughout the ages as bearers of mystic powers and incredible beauty. Not only are these diamonds rare in numbers but also in the number of skilled artisans that can complement their exquisite beauty.
Part of the credit for the almost mythical reverence to diamonds throughout the years belongs to the fact that these beauties are quite rare in their most sought after gemstone quality form. Through the centuries they have been revered and admired by many civilizations. When it comes to history, diamonds have a very long and fascinating record as one of the most intriguing gemstones on the planet. Forged billions of years ago, long before dinosaurs roamed the planet, they have survived the forces of nature to reach us.
Taking care of gemstones
Steam cleaning is quite effective but can result in thermal shock because of the often-quick temperature change. It can result in cracking because parts of the stone are forced to expand at different times. Most gemstones can be immersed in a solution of mild detergent and warm water.
Likewise with pearls; although soaking can result in discoloration, so this should always be avoided. After soaking for a few minutes, gently clean the stone with a soft brush. Pearls should be dried after cleaning, using a soft towel, and air-blown dry. Extra care should be taken to remove dirt from the bottom of the setting, a common place for build-up to occur.