Types of Bangles
Bangles made from lac are one of the oldest ones and among the brittle category too. Lac is clay like material which in molded in hot kilns-like places to make these bangles. Among the recent entrants are the rubber bangles that are worn more like a wrist band by youngsters while the plastic ones are there to add the trendy look.
Lac bangles are made of shellac mixed with different colors to give a finest shape of bangles, using chatons, rhine sones, mirrors, beads etc. Bangles are made from plastic are inexpensive and slowly replacing those made by glass. Along with gold, glass bangles are considered a symbol of the well-being of her husband and sons in certain communities. Glass bangles are still preferred at traditional occasions such as marriages and on festivals.
Cut of the stone
Firstly we talked about the cut of the stone. Now finding a good quality bright green tourmaline with this cut is not impossible to find but can be tricky so we decided that custom cutting was the way forward. We custom cut the green tourmaline from a larger cushion stone to create the look. We combined the chequer board facetted cut on top but with a more square proportioned shape rather than oval.
The lapidaries squared up the proportions and then facetted the top of the stone. This creating a square cushion shape with a facetted top! Donna felt a straight sided square stone would be a little harsh so decided that she would like to have the stone with softened corners. The initial stone was 1.72cts and ended up at 1.05ct. After being cut gemstone it is difficult. We searched for a green tourmaline of the right colour that could be cut to shape. The twist ring is simple in style holds the tourmaline for a modern design.
Pendants can take the shape of any symbol
Pendants are the best ways through which you can make a person remember that life isn't all about owning the world. Each person's life needs a big dose of joy once in a while. Wealth doesn't make people happy. They don't have to worry about putting food on the table or having a roof over their heads, but they stray from the notion of happiness. Pendants can take the shape of any symbol.
Symbols that have been captured from cultures all over the world can be just what that person needs at a certain time. Since they bear within them skill and sweat of the one that makes them. The power of that symbol is what grants anyone the determination. It will to change their lives for the better. Handcrafted pieces are also the ones that have the greatest results.