Indian women prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles
Gold has a religious connotation in India and a deep social significance. Most Indian women prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles or combination of both. Primary distinguishing factor for these is the material that is used to make the bangles. There is no place for stagnation in Indian art and craft, for although forms are repeated, they are free from imitative intent.
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.
High quality natural gemstones
We purchase and trade in a wide range of high quality natural gemstones from around the world. Alloys that are composed of semi metals with metals are classified as sulfides but are sometimes listed as elements. For thousands of years, gold has been valued as a global currency, a commodity, an investment and simply an object of beauty. We personally select and purchase rough and cut stones.
They usually share similarities to other sulfides in their physical properties. These minerals are in the Selenides, the Tellurides, the Antimonides and the Arsenides Subclasses of the Sulfide Class. The main difference between elemental alloys and these semi-metal alloys is the presence of covalent bonding in these minerals as opposed to the strictly metallic bonding in pure metals and their metal alloys. Our specialty is top quality cutting.
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.