History of bangles
Decorative ornaments called bangles have over the centuries acquired a cultural, social and religious significance. This decorative accessory for arms has also numerous references to the literary texts. It is also symbol of marriage amongst women in India. Bangles are executed in different materials and different regions of India have distinct style of bangle making.
Bangles enhance the feminine grace and beauty of the woman manifolds. The bronze figure in Indus Valley Civilization is shown with bangles adoring her entire arm. Even the Yakshinis are depicted wearing bangles. Kadambari penned down by Banabhatt has a reference to Goddess Saraswati shown as wearing kanganís.
A diamond is a form of carbon
A diamond is a form of carbon that was created deep within the core of the earth more than 3 billion years ago and brought to the surface by volcanic eruption. In diamond, each carbon atom is bonded to four other carbon atoms in a tetrahedral structure, like a pyramid. Each link or bond is the same length, and the tetrahedral formation is therefore completely regular.
Theoretically a perfect diamond crystal could be composed of one giant molecule of carbon. After the magma cooled, it solidified into kimberlite, where the precious rough diamond is still found today. It is the strength and regularity of this bonding which makes diamond very hard, non-volatile and resistant to chemical attack.
Care for Antique Gemstones
Gemstones are a valuable part of any piece of antique jewellery. Common sense is the best preventative measure when caring for any antique gemstone. Although the metal components of ornaments often receive the most attention, gemstone care is equally as important.
Hairdryers should never be used to dry freshly-cleaned gemstones, and no pieces should ever come in contact with chlorine. It is crucial to protect antique jewellery as a whole, in order to maintain as much value as possible over time.