Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Quartz with Hematite from Namibia

#jewelleryfacts365 206/365 Copper fact

Gold and copper were the first metals ever discovered around 5000 BC and are the only two metals that are not white/grey in color.

Silver and copper deer bracelet (gems: peridot, topaz and amethyst)

Inspirationl quote

Jewellery masterpieces

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"The Queen"
Garen Garibian
Los Angeles, CA, USA

#jewelleryfacts365 205/365 Silver fact

The term 'sterling silver' in reference to the grade .925 silver emerged in England in the 13th century.

Sterling silver earrings

Beautiful nature

Monday inspiration

Monday, August 22, 2016

#jewelleryfacts365 204/365 Pearl fact

Natural (or wild) pearls, formed without human intervention, are very rare. Many hundreds of pearl oysters or mussels must be gathered and opened, and thus killed, to find even one wild pearl; for many centuries, this was the only way pearls were obtained, and why pearls fetched such extraordinary prices in the past.

Silver pendant with fresh water pearls


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Linarite / Grand Reef Mine, Graham County, Arizona

#jewelleryfacts365 203/365 Gold fact

Most western economies' currencies were on the gold standard until 1961. Switzerland was the last country whose currency was tied to gold. 40% of a Swiss Franc was backed by gold until Switzerland joined the IMF in 1999.
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