Bangles form an important part of Indian Jewellery in India besides earrings and chains. All types of bangles are worn in India. They are worn in pairs, with one or more in each hand. There are many types of bangles in India, including gold, silver, plastic, platinum, glass and wood bangles.
Bangles were first made from metals. The latest entrants to the range of bangles are the rubber bangles that resemble wrist bands. These are worn more by youngsters and not only women. There are also plastic bangles that are worn to give a trendy look to the wearer.
Find gemstone Jewellery
An easy way to get started looking at gemstone jewellery is to explore jewelry web stores that offer beautiful examples. Jewellery stores, both online and brick and mortar, will stock a good selection of fine diamond jewellery for your perusal. A local jeweller can also answer any questions you might have about the piece or gemstone.
In the comfort of your home or office you can take in all of the lovely styles, and begin to sort through the pieces and styles you prefer. When you have determined what those are, you might take the next step of visiting a local jeweller to see the pieces up close and examine them for you. Designer jewellery can cover the gamut of rings, engagement and wedding rings, watches, necklaces and pendants, bracelets and anklets, cuff links, tiaras and other unusual pieces.
Gemstones are identified by gemologists
Gemstones are identified by gemologists. The first characteristic a gemologist uses to identify a gemstone is its chemical composition. Gems are characterized in terms of refractive index, dispersion, specific gravity, hardness, cleavage, fracture, and luster. They may exhibit pleochroism or double refraction. Who describe gems and their characteristics using technical terminology specific to the field of gemology.
Next, many gems are crystals which are classified by their crystal system such as cubic or trigonal or monoclinic. They may have luminescence and a distinctive absorption spectrum. For example, diamonds are made of carbon (C) and rubies of aluminium oxide (Al2O3). Another term used is habit, the form the gem is usually found in. For example diamonds, which have a cubic crystal system, are often found as octahedrons.