how to tell porcelain from ceramic on a bracelet？
The big question is: What's the difference between Porcelain Bracelet and Ceramic Bracelet?
Answer is: Not much. However, in general, the difference between ceramic bracelet and porcelain are the type of clay, hardness & processing condition.
Porcelain is created from a paste-like type of clay and high temperature is used for creating it. It is harder than ceramic and offers greater design flexibility. Even though both materials are made from clay and other naturally occurring materials fired in a kiln, the clay used to make porcelain is more refined and purified. It's the perfect raw material for jewelry to provide style, movement and a contemporary look.
It was in the 1300s in China in which this process was mastered for the first time. This process produces a glass-like, white finish. When people from Europe first saw this, the delicate beauty of the porcelain enthralled them. Thus, trade of porcelain flourished between the two countries. Europe tried hard to recreate the technique, but never quite discovered the secret of the Chinese. One crucial ingredient called Kaolin, only available in China, was crucial to producing this quality of porcelain, thus only China was really able to produce the highest quality porcelain. Europeans experimented with the kaolin they were able to import and added other ingredients. The end-result was a soft paste porcelain.
Ceramic is an all-encompassing term that includes pottery, bone ware, earthenware, and porcelain. The term ceramic comes from Greece and it means potteries. It is a description of any natural clay article that heat has hardened. This term includes tiles made of ceramic on the floors of bathrooms and the like. There are various ceramics. The type of ceramic is determined by the variables heat and clay. The heat in which the clay bakes when firing occurs and how long it bakes for will determine the end product’s hardness. The formation of clay occurs when there is a combination of different organic substances and which varieties are used.
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