This guide features some useful information on jewellery and the terms used.
Costume Jewellery & Fashion Jewellery – Costume Jewellery is usually made with non-precious stones & materials such as resin, beads, basic crystal, wood and finished in a gold or silver tone/plate.
Fine Costume Jewellery – Jewellery made with Swarovski Crystals, Cubic Zirconia or Semi-Precious Stones which and is usually plated with rhodium or other less wearing metals.
Jewellery Ring – a finger ring is a decorative piece of jewellery worn in the hand. A ring usually consists of a flat round shaped band which slides on the finger usually metal but can be made with other material such as plastic and can be either sized to fit the finger or adjustable. Other newer jewellery ring designs may incorporate a new stretch design band that expands to fit the wearers finger. Adjustable rings are perfect if you are buying a gift for someone or unsure of your ring size. Rings are usually embellished with crystals, stone, beads or other similar materials and the shape of the front of the ring can be made in many different forms and is either moulded or attached to the band, this is what makes a ring unique for example a skull, flower or snake may be attached.
Bangle – A bangle is a solid piece of jewellery worn on the wrist. A Bangle can either slip over the hand or have a hinged mechanism which can be opened and placed around the wrist this type of bangle can also be referred to as a bracelet. A bangle is usually associated with Indian women and traditionally worn after marriage. Below are three pictures of different styles of bangle, image one is of a bangle set which slip over the hand, image two is of a single bangle which also slips on the hand and image 3 is of a hinged bangle.
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