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.
How Durable is My Gemstone Jewellery?
First of all a note about the hardness and therefore relative durability of gemstones. To measure hardness, the jewellery industry uses the Mohs scale. This gem-trade standard, conceived by Friedrich Mohs in 1812, measures the ability of a gem or mineral to resist abrasion damage.
Diamond at 10 is the hardest whereas talc at 1 is the softest. Popular gemstones like amethyst and citrine register 7 whereas rubies and sapphires register 9. Most of us come off the beach on the first day with the 3 sís all achieved - rings caked in sand, sea-salt and suntan lotion. Nude sunbathing, as far as silver and gold jewellery is concerned, is a must! Remember also that sand will scratch the surface of precious metals.
Pendants are stylish ornament
Pendants are stylish ornament loved by people of all ages. They are available in a number of materials, designs and shapes. Religious pendants made from gold and decorated with diamonds look beautiful. Pure gold pendants are preferred by a lot of people. They look charming and sophisticated. These jewellery items are shaped like crosses and crucifixes in different variations.
These jewelry articles are excellent to be given away as precious and unforgettable gifts on special occasions. They are available in the price range of $300 to $1000 depending on their size and the number of stones used. These jewelry articles are not very expensive. They are unique and also look gorgeous. Solitaire and three-stone designs are very common. The best thing about diamond ornaments is that it can be worn with any kind of attire. Many of these jewelry articles are composed of sterling silver and 14k white gold. Diamond pendants set in 14k yellow and white gold is simply irresistible.