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.
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.