In many cultures, Jewellery is used as a temporary body modifier
Earrings are form of body modifications, as they are accommodated by creating a small hole in the ear. At Padaung in Myanmar place women’s wear large golden rings around their necks. From as early as 5 years old, girls are introduced to their first neck ring. Over the years, more rings are added. In addition to the twenty-plus pounds of rings on her neck, a woman will also wear just as many rings on her calves too. At their extent, some necks modified like this can reach 10-15 inches long.
In some cases, hooks or even objects as large as bike bars being placed into the recipient’s skin. Although this procedure is often carried out by tribal or semi-tribal groups, often acting under a trance during religious ceremonies, this practice has seeped into western culture. Most often, these hooks are used in conjunction with pulleys to hoist the recipient into the air. This practice is said to give an erotic feeling to the person and some couples have even performed their marriage ceremony whist being suspended by hooks. Lip plates are worn by the African Mursi and Sara people, as well as some South American peoples.
How to care Gemstone?
To remove any detergent, rinse the stone in the same temperature water as the soaking solution. This type of stone can be strung on silk or nylon thread, the silk being a better choice because it fails to accumulate as much dirt as nylon. For diamonds, sapphires, and rubies, bring an equal mixture of household cleaner and water to a boil.
Opals contain almost one-third water and are therefore particularly vulnerable to even moderate temperature changes. Remove from heat and allow the gemstones to soak in the solution until it cools. Thermal shock happens when a stone is instantly transported from one extreme temperature to another. They are all nature's gifts to us. There are more than 40 popular gem varieties and many rarer collector gemstones.
Diamonds are the hardest of precious stones
The word 'diamond' itself is a derivative of the Greek word adamas, which means 'unconquerable'. The diamonds rarity and natural beauty have contributed to making it such an extraordinary and magical gift. Diamonds are the hardest of precious stones. Many people are confused as to how a diamond is priced. It is the undiminished beauty of diamonds.
This does not mean that a diamond cannot be damaged only that they are difficult to damage requiring a very precise strike in an exact location in order to damage the surface. And that has made them so highly prized throughout several centuries. Diamonds continue to hold a deep fascination. As the diamonds is world’s ultimate symbol of love.