What is Sandstone Jewellery? History & Origin
Sandstone was used in ancient civilisations to create hand tools and build homes. In India it has been used as an art form since late Mauryan times, especially in western India and Uttar Pradesh. Besides figurines and sculptures, it was used with grand effect in the Dilwara temple in Mt Abu.
It was only during the Mughal rule that sandstone made its way into every home as jewellery. Used as sandstone beads, it gained popularity in everyday jewellery, giving it a folk effect.
Making Process of Sandstone Jewellery
Sandstone is usually converted into quartzite. This is then used to create beads and pieces of jewelry.
Benefits of Wearing Sandstone Jewellery
Apparently sandstone is imbued with astrological properties. It not only helps maintain focus, especially during meditation, it also improves relationships and brings positivity at work. There are some who believe sandstone helps control mood swings and strengthens bones and nails. It helps keep the body hydrated and improves vision.
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How to Care Sandstone Jewellery
Always clean your sandstone jewellery with a mild liquid washing detergent, stone soap, or a cleanser. Rinse thoroughly, use a soft cloth to wipe dry. Avoid using any form of harsh chemical cleaning agents to clean your sandstone jewellery.