|Very Fine Amethyst Carving of a Baby Snow Owl By Alfred Zimmerman Idar-Oberstein, Germany utilizing a pure gem-quality large crystal of Uruguayan amethyst having a high degree of transparency. Mounted with 18K yellow gold feet and beak, with monogram signature AZ for Alfred Zimmerman. Weighing approximately 1360.5 carats and measuring 3 x 2 1/2 x 2in|
Friday, April 8, 2016
Platinum's rarity as a metal has caused advertisers to associate it with exclusivity and wealth. "Platinum" debit and credit cards have greater privileges than "gold" cards. "Platinum awards" are the second highest possible, ranking above "gold", "silver" and "bronze", but below diamond. For example, in the United States, a musical album that has sold more than 1 million copies, will be credited as "platinum", whereas an album that sold more than 10 million copies will be certified as "diamond".
|In 1976, RIAA introduced the platinum certification, first awarded to Johnnie Taylor's single, "Disco Lady", and to the Iron Butterfly album, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. As music sales increased with the introduction of compact discs, the RIAA created the Multi-Platinum award in 1984.|