Real jewellery and Imitation jewellery
Real jewellery was the hottest commodity in the past. Many folks still hold a preference for real jewellery even today. Nowadays imitation jewellery is also popular as real jewellery. Main advantage of wearing imitation jewellery it is safest way in many outdoor situations; such as while at sporting events or walking through a crowded street.
Many women still keep a range of authentic jewellery to wear on religions occasions. The main reason of decreasing popularity of real jewellery is its cost. Wearing imitation jewellery during other occasions such as a parties, while out on a trip is considered perfectly acceptable these days. The rising cost of raw material such as gold, silver, precious stones, and diamonds, demand of these replaces to imitation jewellery.
Diamonds are forever
You may be familiar with the term, 'Diamonds are Forever'. It is made popular by the De Beers advertising campaigns and for good reason. They have been used throughout the ages as bearers of mystic powers and incredible beauty. Not only are these diamonds rare in numbers but also in the number of skilled artisans that can complement their exquisite beauty.
Part of the credit for the almost mythical reverence to diamonds throughout the years belongs to the fact that these beauties are quite rare in their most sought after gemstone quality form. Through the centuries they have been revered and admired by many civilizations. When it comes to history, diamonds have a very long and fascinating record as one of the most intriguing gemstones on the planet. Forged billions of years ago, long before dinosaurs roamed the planet, they have survived the forces of nature to reach us.
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.