Bracelets have many types
Bracelets that are in solid form, usually some metal, are referred to as bangles or bangle bracelets. They can be smooth, textured or set with stones. In India, glass bangles are common. Glass bangles are made from ordinary glass. They are worn in groups so that arm movement causes them to make a pleasant sound rather like the clinking of wind chimes.
These bracelets could be found at inexpensive retailers. A rumor emerged that slap bracelets caused injury and thus fell out of style. Beaded bracelets are often multi-colored however frequently have a predominance of turquoise. Bracelets made from beads are fairly common in Southwestern American Indian jewelry lore. Bracelets made from wood beads and may contain various charms. It is associated with bringing good luck and good Karma to those who wear it.
Gemstones are so fascinating!
Gemstones are so fascinating! As colorful as the rainbow and as sparkling as fine leaded crystal gemstones have captured the imaginations and desires of men and perhaps especially, women, for ages. Their colors, properties, myths, and legends are diverse and fascinating.
So you can clarify any questions and get the answers you need to make an informed decision. Folklore about stones has been revered and honored for centuries in all cultures. The information presented on these pages was compiled from a wide variety of rock, gem and lapidary books and from information gathered on the internet.
Gemstones are identified by gemologists
Gemstones are identified by gemologists. The first characteristic a gemologist uses to identify a gemstone is its chemical composition. Gems are characterized in terms of refractive index, dispersion, specific gravity, hardness, cleavage, fracture, and luster. They may exhibit pleochroism or double refraction. Who describe gems and their characteristics using technical terminology specific to the field of gemology.
Next, many gems are crystals which are classified by their crystal system such as cubic or trigonal or monoclinic. They may have luminescence and a distinctive absorption spectrum. For example, diamonds are made of carbon (C) and rubies of aluminium oxide (Al2O3). Another term used is habit, the form the gem is usually found in. For example diamonds, which have a cubic crystal system, are often found as octahedrons.