History of friendship bracelets
Friendship bracelets are special bracelets. As a symbol of friendship these bracelets are given from one friend to another. The knot-craft and hand weaving used to create traditional patterns stems from Native American handcrafts, particularly from Central American tradition. According to indigenous tradition, the recipient of a friendship bracelet must wear it until the cords wear out and fall off naturally.
The idea is that the friend paid for it with the hard work and love that made it and the recipient repays the friend by honoring the work. Removing the bracelet before it naturally falls off is a sign that the friendship has gone sour. Another variation of this tradition is that the recipient of a bracelet is entitled to a wish. After the bracelet wears out and falls off naturally, the wish will come true.
Gems are silicates which can be very stable, hard minerals. Like gemstones, one of the characteristics of a precious metal is its rarity. A few gems are oxides and only one gem, diamond, is composed of a single element, carbon. Often, new names will be created for ordinary sounding minerals which sound prettier or more valuable, such as Moldavite for the green variety of tektites.
It could not be "precious" if it were common! This means that the metal must be malleable, that it can be bent, hammered, or otherwise shaped. Two other characteristics are also important. There are also many gemstones that are not true minerals, but which are gemstone varieties of recognized minerals.
Silver is always in fashion
Because silver jewellery is trendy and simple it has been always in fashion. Sterling silver can be enjoyed a life time. It being a precious metal it is more affordable than gold and platinum. Always keep your ornaments separately, preferably in a cloth pouch or jewellery box in order to prevent scratching and tarnishing. When silver reacts with sulfur or hydrogen sulfide in the ambient air its normal for silver to tarnish.
To make silver ornaments last a life time you must have to follow simple steps. It can be easily removed by polishing with cloth or solutions specifically formulated for silver cleaning, which can be found in any hardware store. Always avoid exposing it to household chemicals, such as bleach or chlorinated water.