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.

Bead Day

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, in boyarynya attire during the time of Alexei Mikhailovich, dressed for a costume ball in traditional seventeenth-century Russian fashion. This image is part of the exhibit A Romanoff Album at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

#jewelleryfacts365 202/365 Gold fact

A gold nugget found in the earth can be three to four times as valuable as the gold it contains because of its rareness.

The Museum of Natural History, Vienna

Jewellery photography

Friday, August 19, 2016

The rings are available in my Etsy shop

Sterling silver rings. The blue stone is turquoise.

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