Kangans are worn as a single piece
Women in India also decorate their upper hands using ornate baju band or arm bands. They are shaped to stay in position with the help of pressure through straps that can be tightened as required. There are different types of bangles in the market besides having different bangles based on the different materials used for creating them. Kanganís are one of them, which is a bangle that is thicker than ordinary bangles. They are usually worn on both sides of a set of bangles women wear.
Even men wear a type of kangan, called the kada. There are also ornate kangan that are worn singly, to give a minimalistic look. These kanganís are available in metal, lac, silver, gold, brass and other materials.
All gemstones have some characteristics
Many gemstones are used in even the most expensive jewellery depending on the brand name of the designer, fashion trends, market supply, treatments etc. Others are too common and are given a semi-precious status. Most gemstones have good hardness and a high index of refraction.
All gemstones have some characteristics falling short of perfection though; even the seemingly perfect Diamond has four directions of cleavage. Since quartz is everywhere especially in common dirt and dust. Any material that is softer may be scratched during ordinary wear. Nevertheless, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds still have a reputation that exceeds those of other gemstones.
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.