History of friendship bracelets
Friendship bracelets are special bracelets. As a symbol of friendship these bracelets are given from one friend to another. The knot-craft and hand weaving used to create traditional patterns stems from Native American handcrafts, particularly from Central American tradition. According to indigenous tradition, the recipient of a friendship bracelet must wear it until the cords wear out and fall off naturally.
The idea is that the friend paid for it with the hard work and love that made it and the recipient repays the friend by honoring the work. Removing the bracelet before it naturally falls off is a sign that the friendship has gone sour. Another variation of this tradition is that the recipient of a bracelet is entitled to a wish. After the bracelet wears out and falls off naturally, the wish will come true.
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.
Diamonds are in many colors
The color range of diamonds is amazing and has all the shades from light pink to deep pink, yellow to brown, indigo to dark purple, hues of green and blue. In the past, the brown diamonds were considered to be of lesser value than the other colors because jewellers did not think that consumers would find them attractive. If you are interested in buying your first diamond, you have joined the millions of people who appreciate the beauty of this beloved gemstone.
While diamonds exist in every imaginable color, some colors are more common than others. However, thanks to a few clever designers, brown diamonds are currently one of the most popular trends in the jewelry industry. One of the reasons why brown diamonds are so popular is that they will coordinate with almost any type of outfit. They are also elegant enough to be worn with eveningwear, and casual enough to go with a pair of blue jeans. The blue diamond is another popular variety. As a result, they have a much higher price than the brown and yellow variants.