Friendship bracelets are special bracelets
Friendship bracelets are special bracelets. As a symbol of friendship these bracelets are given from one friend to another. The amount of thread used in bracelets can vary. They are handmade and usually made out of embroidery floss or thread. Thicker bracelets are commonly worn by both male and female surfers. There are various styles and patterns, but most are based on the same simple half-hitch knot.
They are particularly popular with pre-teen and adolescent girls and with present-day hippies, deadheads or Rainbow Family participants. The smallest pattern, a double chain knot, requires two strings. The making of friendship bracelets is a version of macrame. Because of their versatility, they are worn by both males and females of all ages. The candystripe can have as few as three strings and as many as forty, based on pattern and thickness.
A gemstone is a stone that is beautiful
A gemstone is a stone that is beautiful, rare, and durable resistant to abrasion. Today, finer gemstone specimens are available to the average person than at any time in history.
Nowadays such a distinction is no longer made by the trade. Rare or unusual gemstones, generally meant to include those gemstones which occur so infrequently in gem quality that they are scarcely known except to connoisseurs, include andalusite, cassiterite and bixbite. Some minerals can be very beautiful, but they may be too soft and will scratch easily (such as the mineral fluorite). Fluorite is extremely colorful and pretty but has a hardness of only 4 on the hardness scale and has four perfect cleavage directions, which makes it only an oddity as a cut gem.
Engagement rings would be placed on the left ring-finger
An engagement ceremony would be celebrated with an established rite after families reached a marriage agreement for their children. During the ceremony engagement rings would be exchanged between boy and girl. The Romans used an ancient clasped hand design for betrothal rings.
Some antique engagement rings were made with a delicate designs using turquoise. And which is symbolized the forget-me-not flower. This "fede" or "trust" ring remained popular for centuries and is still used in jewellery. Gemstones in antique engagement rings were expensive luxuries as trade with the Middle East and Asia had not yet allowed for the flow of imported stones. In accordance to an Egyptian belief the engagement ring would be placed on the left ring-finger. They believe that very fine vein ran directly to the heart from the left finger.