To know the essence of different kinds of eyeglass frames means we can choose eyeglass frames better. Understanding eyeglass frames to this level often helps us to understand fashion better. If you walk into any eyeglasses stores and ask the working staff the features of the kind of material that your chosen eyeglass frames have, he will probably only speak out some good ones to make you make the choice. And they are unlikely to be true. To really know how to choose eyeglass frames, you need to do your own work: study, because there is no shortcut.
Generally, there are three kinds of materials that are used in making eyeglass frames: natural materials, plastic and metal. We seem to know natural materials very little, so natural materials of eyeglass frames and some plastic materials will be discussed here. Mainly, there are two kinds of natural materials in making eyeglass frames. One is called horn material. In ancient times, many animals’ horns have been used to make eyeglass frames, but now they are replaced by plastic.
The other kind is tortoise shell material. Just hearing its name can make women excited. It has become indispensably important in playing a role as making women more fashionable and sexier. It is super light, which gives you good comfort while wearing it. And tortoise shell is very durable. Plus, it is very shining by the natural gloss. Many people just become crazy at its uniqueness and dazzling gloss. Most remarkably, tortoise shell eyeglass frames won’t make the skin allergic.
Legend has it that the tortoise that is used to make eyeglass frames must be over 100 years. From this point, we can get a glimpse of just how valuable it is. But now, there are really few eyeglass frames that are really made of tortoise shell. It is on the one hand good news because tortoise shell is saved from this disaster, on the other hand, we can never use these incredible eyeglass frames. After all, the environment we are living in is the most important. And fortunately, though the real tortoise shell eyeglass frames are few to be seen, many tortoise shell replicas that are made of plastic are produced in large quantities in these days. Though the features are far away, but as technology gets higher and higher, it is sometimes a little bit hard to distinguish between real ones and fake ones.
And those plastic that is used to create “tortoise shell eyeglass frames” are actually of good qualities, for example, good durability and flexibility. As regards to eyeglass frames that are made of plastic, another material that has the same fate as tortoise shell is celluloid. Invented in 1869 by the Hyatt brothers, it is now banned in most counties. Actually, celluloid has many good qualities. Now there is only one eyeglasses shop in Japan that uses the celluloid material to make eyeglass frames. They are all made by hand and no other two eyeglass frames are the same, Made in this way, the value of it is beyond question.