Indian Glass Bangles and Belly Dance
Glass bangles are perfect for belly dancers! Bangles covered in glitter look great under stage lights or in sunlight. No matter if you belly dance for fun or you are a trained professional belly dancer, glass bangles add a touch of ethnic elegance to any belly dance costume.
Even when just practicing, wouldn't be caught without glass bangles any more than be caught without a hip scarf! Indian glass bangles are available in every color. Mix and match your glass bangles until you have a perfect match for your belly dance costume. They make a completely different sound than coin hip scarves and add movement and flash to your wrists.
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.
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.