A gemstone or a gem is a piece of mineral crystal, which in a cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry. Though most gemstones are hard in nature, some softer ones are also used in jewelry owing to their luster or other physical properties. These aspects create an aesthetic value. Traditionally, gemstones have been classified into two types, precious and semi-precious. Precious stones refer to diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, whereas all other gemstones are called semi-precious stones. Though a few gemstones are used as gems in their original forms, most are cut and polished for jewelry. The main classifications here are of two types. Firstly, there are gemstones, which are cut as smooth, dome shaped stones called cabochons. Secondly, there are stones that are cut with a faceting machine and by polishing small flat windows called facets at regular intervals at exact angles. These gem stones are also commonly used as stone beads for bracelets.
There are a large number of semi-precious stones available in the market today. From topaz to turquoise, amber to amethyst, there is a wide variety of stones available. Topaz is a gemstone that ranges from being colorless (white) to yellow or orange, light to dark blue and pink to red. This is the reason why topaz can be found in a variety of colors. In its most unadulterated form, topaz is blue in color. It is a stone that is transparent and exhibits a high clarity. Another common semi -precious gemstone is turquoise which is mostly found in a sky-blue or green color. Amethyst is another such semi-precious stone that is found in dark purple shades. These semi-precious gemstones are perfectly suited for jewelry like ear rings, necklaces and bracelets.
Gemstone bead bracelets, in particular, have become a fad among women. A bracelet is a loop of material like a strap or a chain, which is intended to be worn around the wrist or forearm, without being attached to the clothing. In some cases, it is a combination of joined or interlocking loops. Most of the times, it is made in a decorative style and is usually worn in the form of jewelry. Bracelets can be manufactured from a variety of materials ranging from metal to leather, and mostly contain jewels and gems. When it comes to bracelets, stone beaded bracelets are one of the most common varieties that women go for. In this type of stone bracelet, beads are used. Beads refer to gemstones that are specifically cut and polished in such a way that they look like beads. As such, a stone beads bracelet uses gemstones that are cut and shaped in the form of beads. When it comes to selecting a bracelet, stone beads being embedded makes for a more stylish accessory.
Stone bead bracelets can be found in a variety of arrangements. For instance, a silver bracelet embedded with turquoise stones, a gold bracelet with amethyst stones crusted in it, or a simple leather bracelet with beautiful topaz stones are different arrangements in which stone beaded bracelets can be found.
The size of the gemstone too varies from bracelet to bracelet. For example, a silver bracelet may contain one large topaz stone at its center and nothing else. Alternatively, there may be a gold bracelet cluttered with multiple turquoise stones in relatively smaller sizes. Depending on the gemstones in place, and the sizes of the gemstones used, beaded stone bracelets come in multiple arrangements.
Stylish Bracelets with Gemstone Beads
While natural stone bead bracelets prove to be a stylish accessory to wear, paring them up with certain outfits will help one make an even bigger style statement. For instance, a silver bracelet with embedded gemstones is going to complement a georgette saree flawlessly. Similarly, to complete a look involving a silk saree, you need to accessorize it with a stone bead bracelet. For instance, a turquoise bracelet would perfectly complement a blue chiffon saree. Similarly, a pink satin saree would look really good with an amethyst studded silver bracelet. Tunics and kurtis In pastel shades will also provide a wonderful contrast with gem stone embedded silver and gold bracelets. Women looking for wedding wear can match up their contemporary lehengas with gem stone embedded bracelets as well. For example, a silver bracelet with turquoise embedded in it would go beautifully well with a blue contemporary lehenga. Similarly, wearing gem stone embedded bracelets in gold with a traditional wedding lehenga is going to look good at all fronts.
Men too can accessorize their outfit using a stone bead bracelet. Men’s stone bead bracelets would perfectly complement their embroidered Sherwani. Men can also make more stylish impression by pairing up their blazers and jackets with a bracelet imbedded with gemstone beads.