Rules are everywhere for everything and of course, jewelry cannot be spared from these myths. But many people don’t even know that rules are actually applicable or not due to which they are unable to make their choices as they want. We will discuss these myths about jewelry and figure out whether these myths are true or not. Some of the well-known myths are discussed as: –
Diamonds Are Indestructible
‘Diamonds do not break’ the most common myth that you all hear. On the Mohs scale, diamond is rated as 10 which is the highest score possible for hardness but that doesn’t mean diamonds are imperishable instead diamonds cannot be scratched. Because of their hard composition, diamonds can be breakable in a single hit under high temperature and pressure conditions or it might take longer to break a diamond at room temperature. Therefore, they should be kept safe and it is essential to take care of your diamond jewelry.
Bad Luck Comes with Opals
It is believed that opals bring bad luck and it is the most surviving myth that is associated with history. There are several stories due to which it was considered that opals are unlucky and the most famous story about opal is; it is believed that witches and magicians used opals to increase their powers and also opal displayed a variety of colors and people believed that it holds the power of every gemstone due to which people started to think that is unlucky to have opals. But later opal becomes the symbolic jewelry in the Victorian and Art Nouveau eras.
Pearls Dissolve in Vinegar
This myth is a little bit true, it was originated from the Egyptian Kingdom, the last queen of Egypt Cleopatra wanted to impress Marc Antony who was the representative of the Roman Empire. She bet Marc Antony to serve the most expensive banquet in history. She ordered a cup of vinegar and took the pearl from her earrings and dropped it into the cup of vinegar, she took a sip and Antony accepted defeat.
It is true that pearls dissolve in vinegar but they cannot dissolve immediately, it might take several weeks. If you want a good reaction rate some conditions applied like vinegar should be highly concentrated, boiling vinegar will work faster, or the pearls have been powdered form. Cleopatra had a great knowledge of chemistry so always remember you are not Cleopatra and it is not an activity to be performed at home. Take care of your pearl as they are valuable.
Bigger Stones Are More Expensive
People assume the price of gemstones depending upon their size. However, it is completely false, the prices and value of gemstone depend on the 4Cs which are cut, color, carat, and clarity. The value of a diamond is never dependent on its size, it is absolutely possible for a large diamond to have less price than a small-sized diamond because of its color and cut qualities. So, it will be better to check the overall qualities and ignoring the size of the diamond before buying.
Biting Can Determine the Gold
24k gold is the purest form of gold and scores 2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness, hence the pure form of gold is a soft metal, and biting on it would leave a mark but that doesn’t mean it is suitable to test the originality of the gold. Because there are other metals that are as soft as gold and also some materials can be coated on gold which can easily pass the bite test. If you have any doubt about your piece of gold it is better to get verified by a jeweler.
Gold And Silver Cannot Be Mixed
It was the old rule that you should not wear gold and silver jewelry pieces together because they think that wearing both metals together brings bad luck but it only adds an attractive and presentable look to you. However, there are no bounds in fashion and mostly gold and silver jewelry pieces are found in your wardrobe. Let this old myth remain old and bring the gold and silver jewelry together and make a spectacular look. You can also mix rose gold with silver or other metals. If this combination is paired in the right way can make a fantastic fashion-forward look.
Break off these crazy myths and do not make them a rule of thumb because myths should be abjured. With time these myths will grow more and more, some of you believe them and some will make fun of them. But you should always know the details and facts about anything before believing them.