Is a diamond indestructible? Is it okay for me to wear pearls on my wedding day? Is it possible to dissolve pearls with vinegar? Is gold only available in three hues? These are just a few of the jewellery-related queries that individuals may have. We shall debunk several jewellery fallacies in today's post.
7. You can tell if gold is real by biting it
Okay, there's a tiny bit of truth to this jewellery myth, but it's strongly advised that you don't do it. The idea came about due to gold's malleability, and classic Hollywood movies popularized it. Human teeth may leave a mark on gold since it is a soft metal. The more delicate gold is, the purer it is. The issue is that there are other soft metals that human teeth would likewise tarnish. Some unscrupulous persons have painted lead with a gold hue to deceive potential purchasers.
6. The price of the jewellery depends on the stone size
It might seem logical to believe that the price of a gemstone is directly proportional to its size. This is far from the case since the price of a stone is determined by the 4Cs — cut, colour, carat, and clarity. It's perfectly conceivable for a diamond with poor colour and cut to be enormous and still cost less than a diamond with excellent cut and colour but modest size. Generally, it is usually preferable to select diamonds based on their overall attributes rather than their size alone.
5. Pearls are solubilized in vinegar
This is a strange tale, yet it has some truth. The legend is based on an unsubstantiated account about Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen. Cleopatra has promised Marc Antony that she would offer the most extravagant banquet in history. She did this by dissolving pearls in vinegar and drinking the resulting liquid.
While it is true that pearls may dissolve vinegar, the procedure is neither as simple nor as quick as depicted in Cleopatra's account. Instead, it may take many days or weeks for this procedure to complete. The process can be accelerated if the vinegar is boiling or the pearls have been crushed into powder form to facilitate dissolution.
4. Toothpaste is good to clean jewellery
It is a popular misconception that toothpaste may be used to clean jewellery. This is not the case. Diamonds, gemstones, gold, and silver may be harmed by toothpaste. Toothpaste is abrasive and has a Mohs hardness of roughly 3/4. Due to the softer nature of metals like gold and silver, toothpaste can scratch and harm your gold and silver jewellery. Furthermore, the compounds in the flavour oils used in toothpaste are corrosive.
Never use chlorine bleach or abrasives (household cleaners or toothpaste). Some metals used to alloy gold for diamond settings can be damaged by chlorine, and abrasives can scratch gold and other metals.
3. Gold comes in three colours
You may be used to the fact that gold comes in three colours: white, yellow and rose. But let's elucidate this myth. To debunk the idea, keep in mind that gold only comes in one colour: yellow gold. However, because gold is malleable, jewellery manufacturers mix it with other metals to make it more durable, resulting in white and rose gold. Isn't that a little less perplexing now? So, the next time you go to a jewellery store, you'll already know your gold.
2. Opals mean bad luck
The popular belief that opals bring bad luck is still fiction with no basis.
On the other hand, Opals have always been seen as a combination of several beautiful gemstones and have always been appreciated. While the Romans valued opal, Caesar surprised his wife with opal jewellery.
This implies that instead of worrying about the superstitions associated with opal jewellery, you may put your worries behind and wear your opal jewellery with joy and confidence.
1. Nothing can break a diamond
Although diamonds are one of the toughest natural minerals, there is still a potential that your engagement ring will be scratched, damaged, or shattered. This is due to the stone's cut, and durability once polished to become jewellery-ready. Natural diamonds are found in irregular forms but after being cut, polished, and sculpted for a ring or other piece of jewellery. Although prongs, metal claws, and tension force keep diamonds firmly in place on jewellery, any severe strain on their edges or thin surface might cause cracks or scratches to your valuable diamond stone.
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