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 always in fashion
Because silver jewellery is trendy and simple it has been always in fashion. Sterling silver can be enjoyed a life time. It being a precious metal it is more affordable than gold and platinum. Always keep your ornaments separately, preferably in a cloth pouch or jewellery box in order to prevent scratching and tarnishing. When silver reacts with sulfur or hydrogen sulfide in the ambient air its normal for silver to tarnish.
To make silver ornaments last a life time you must have to follow simple steps. It can be easily removed by polishing with cloth or solutions specifically formulated for silver cleaning, which can be found in any hardware store. Always avoid exposing it to household chemicals, such as bleach or chlorinated water.