No matter where these pieces of jewellery originated from
Indian bangles have been around for hundreds of years, but they are more fun and versatile than ever right now. Jewellery was made from the hills and sands of Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Persia an in particular from the Kurdistan hills. Square disc-shaped etched carnelian beads indicated that there was trade between the West. They originated from Roman, Kurdish, Byzantine and Ottoman times.
No matter where these pieces of jewellery originated from they were and still are a sign of elusive beauty and elegance. Carnelian beads were once considered the property of the noble class. Another origin of beads and bangles is the Middle East.
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.
How to care Gemstone?
To remove any detergent, rinse the stone in the same temperature water as the soaking solution. This type of stone can be strung on silk or nylon thread, the silk being a better choice because it fails to accumulate as much dirt as nylon. For diamonds, sapphires, and rubies, bring an equal mixture of household cleaner and water to a boil.
Opals contain almost one-third water and are therefore particularly vulnerable to even moderate temperature changes. Remove from heat and allow the gemstones to soak in the solution until it cools. Thermal shock happens when a stone is instantly transported from one extreme temperature to another. They are all nature's gifts to us. There are more than 40 popular gem varieties and many rarer collector gemstones.