Bracelets are made using many materials
Bracelets are made using many materials. Gold bracelets, Silver bracelets, Pearl bracelets, White gold bracelets, Diamond bracelets, Leather bracelets, Copper bracelets, Gemstone bracelets etc. Shimmer like a star with Diamond Bracelets. Some designs include Diamond Tennis Bracelets and Diamond Bangle Bracelets.
Look for a diamond bracelet with at least near-colorless diamonds that are guaranteed to have no visible imperfections. All Blue Nile diamond bracelets are guaranteed to meet this standard of quality. Unique gemstone bracelets and birthstone bracelets are made with a wide range of precious stones. The gemstones range from topaz to diamond and sapphire. Many designs come with multiple gemstones that are quite popular and trendy.
How Durable is My Gemstone Jewellery?
First of all a note about the hardness and therefore relative durability of gemstones. To measure hardness, the jewellery industry uses the Mohs scale. This gem-trade standard, conceived by Friedrich Mohs in 1812, measures the ability of a gem or mineral to resist abrasion damage.
Diamond at 10 is the hardest whereas talc at 1 is the softest. Popular gemstones like amethyst and citrine register 7 whereas rubies and sapphires register 9. Most of us come off the beach on the first day with the 3 sís all achieved - rings caked in sand, sea-salt and suntan lotion. Nude sunbathing, as far as silver and gold jewellery is concerned, is a must! Remember also that sand will scratch the surface of precious metals.
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.