History of bangles
Decorative ornaments called bangles have over the centuries acquired a cultural, social and religious significance. This decorative accessory for arms has also numerous references to the literary texts. It is also symbol of marriage amongst women in India. Bangles are executed in different materials and different regions of India have distinct style of bangle making.
Bangles enhance the feminine grace and beauty of the woman manifolds. The bronze figure in Indus Valley Civilization is shown with bangles adoring her entire arm. Even the Yakshinis are depicted wearing bangles. Kadambari penned down by Banabhatt has a reference to Goddess Saraswati shown as wearing kangan’s.
Diamonds are the hardest of precious stones
The word 'diamond' itself is a derivative of the Greek word adamas, which means 'unconquerable'. The diamonds rarity and natural beauty have contributed to making it such an extraordinary and magical gift. Diamonds are the hardest of precious stones. Many people are confused as to how a diamond is priced. It is the undiminished beauty of diamonds.
This does not mean that a diamond cannot be damaged only that they are difficult to damage requiring a very precise strike in an exact location in order to damage the surface. And that has made them so highly prized throughout several centuries. Diamonds continue to hold a deep fascination. As the diamonds is world’s ultimate symbol of love.
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.