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.
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.
Silver is the metal of choice
For most jewellery makers and wearers silver is the metal of choice. The ranges include Baltic amber in cognac and green, traditional and modern designs in celtic silver jewellery, and a beautiful selection of vintage style Art Deco that is hugely popular. Silver is affordable.
It is not expensive like a gold or diamond. Silver is easily converted into different shapes and sizes. It improves durability and strength without effecting too much its beautiful color and sheen. It is composed of 92.7% silver and 7.5% of cooper or other metals. Silver is very popular and used in many industries because of its attractive properties. We offers you a wide range of jewellery items such as bangles, bracelet, charms, earrings, necklaces, pendants, rings, body jewellery, menís jewellery, and ankle chains in silver.