|Antique Carved Peridot Cameo and Diamond Brooch Pendant|
A queenly presence inhabits this exemplary and truly exquisite peridot and diamond Victorian brooch and pendant. Her royal highness is magnificently carved and captured atop a glowing green peridot weighing approximately seventeen carats and framed by twenty-six bright white, high-quality European-cut diamonds weighing two carats. This rare, magnificent and unique nineteenth century collector's item measures 1 1/4 inches by 7/8 inch.
Friday, March 25, 2016
A total of 183,600 tonnes of gold is in existence above ground, as of 2014. This can be represented by a cube with an edge length of about 21 meters. It is estimated that only 20% of the world gold was taken from the ground.
|Gold in Quartz found at the Cannon Gold Mine. |
2.1 x 1.5 cm specimen of massive quartz literally shot through with gold.