Bangles in Different States of India
Married woman wears white conch bangles and red lac bangles. Married woman wears iron kada (bangle). Brides in Punjab are wear choodas-ivory bangles in red and white in multiples of four. She generally wears them from a period of 3-6 months after her marriage. These bangles are wearing in groups in both hands. And combination of white and red look gorgeous. Gujarati woman wears gold bangles, glass bangles or combination of both.
They are also interested to wear plastic, metal bangles. Generally they match the color of bangles with their saree though they are from any material. Gujarati woman conceives her sister-in-law presents her a silver chain bangle bracelet. In the seventh month she is also asked to wear a bracelet made of black thread and five kowdis (a kind of shell). It is believed that this bracelet helps in an easy delivery. Green bangles are worn by women of Maharashtra on all auspicious occasions.
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.
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.