Sunday, June 5, 2016


#jewelleryfacts365 133/365 Jade fact

In the history of the art of the Chinese empire, jade has had a special significance, comparable with that of gold and diamonds in the West. Jade was used for the finest objects and cult figures, and for grave furnishings for high-ranking members of the imperial family. (source)

BC Jade silver earrings

#jewelleryfacts365 126/365 Gold fact

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York holds the world's largest accumulation of monetary gold. The vault is 25 meters (80 feet) beneath the street and holds $147 billion worth of gold bullion. The bedrock of Manhattan is strong enough to support the weight of the vault, its door, and the gold inside.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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