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.
Every diamond is immensely old
Every diamond is immensely old. They formed long before dinosaurs roamed the earth. Every diamond is unique. No two diamonds are alike. Today a handful of diamonds are renowned for their incredible histories, magical lore and sheer size. The very word Diamond comes from the Greek word adamas meaning unconquerable.
They have come to own grand names to mark their significance and behind each of these spectacular diamonds lie a rich magnificent story of history, discovery and mysticism. The youngest diamond is 900 years old and the oldest is 3.2 billion years old. Diamond exists in many colors. The rarest of them being red and was first mined in India more than 2800 years ago. The famous Kohinoor diamonds is one of them.
Cut of the stone
Firstly we talked about the cut of the stone. Now finding a good quality bright green tourmaline with this cut is not impossible to find but can be tricky so we decided that custom cutting was the way forward. We custom cut the green tourmaline from a larger cushion stone to create the look. We combined the chequer board facetted cut on top but with a more square proportioned shape rather than oval. The lapidaries squared up the proportions and then facetted the top of the stone.
This creating a square cushion shape with a facetted top! Donna felt a straight sided square stone would be a little harsh so decided that she would like to have the stone with softened corners. The initial stone was 1.72cts and ended up at 1.05ct. After being cut gemstone it is difficult. We searched for a green tourmaline of the right colour that could be cut to shape. The twist ring is simple in style holds the tourmaline for a modern design.