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Crystal Jewelry

Crystals are long and sleek prism like objects made of quartz with a common base and an upward projection where the angles of prism unite. The rock crystal is the name given to colorless and transparent quartz. Ornaments become more decked up and beautiful with the use of the trigonal rock crystals in ornament carvings. Crystals are also used as gemstones. Crystals are generally of two kinds the cheaper ones are false crystals used in imitation jewelry and the properly cut rock crystals are as valuable as artificial diamonds. Nonetheless, these crystals are in vogue because of their serene beauty, inexpensiveness, easy accessibility and the effortless method of cutting it.

Crystals are popular gemstones as with the mixture of other minerals produce some discrete forms of stones that can be used in jewelries. Rutilated quartz, Tourmalinated quartz, Phantoms etc. are some of the varieties formed with the inclusion of minerals with rock crystal. Rock crystals are available in countries like Hong Kong, Brazil, India, hot springs of Arkansas in the United States, Germany, Cumberland in England and St. Gotthard in Switzerland.

Tips for Maintenance:
Here are some exclusive tips to save crystals from getting worn. You can follow the tips for better maintenance:
•  Crystal jewelry should be handled with great care so that there are no scratches or crevices.
•  Crystals are very fragile and will break into pieces if it falls from a lofty place. Keep crystal jewelries in a place where careless handling can be avoided.

•  Don't bathe wearing crystal ornaments or splash water on them. Water corrodes the luster and leaves rust stains.
•  You may use soft cleansers or gels or ultrasonic cleaners to clean crystal jewelries. Use of detergents and soaps will tarnish off the crystals very easily.
•  You should keep the crystal ornaments in a box stacked away from harsh sunlight, rain, fire and other natural agents. In that way you can give more shelf-life to the crystal stones.

Crystal jewelry can be bought from local shops and retail outlets around the world. For funky wear in parties, get-together and on certain informal occasions they can be worn. Match these crystal jewelries with trendy outfits to look different in the crowd.

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