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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Malachite

Capillano suspension bridge, April, 15, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017









#jewelleryfacts365 266/365 Silver fact

More than 2/3 of the silver produced worldwide is a by product of lead, copper and zinc mining.

Red Dog mine
In 2008 the mine produced 515,200 metric tons (507,100 LT; 567,900 ST) of zinc, 122,600 metric tons (120,700 LT; 135,100 ST) of lead, and 283 metric tons (9,100,000 ozt) of silver, for a total metal value of over one billion dollars.

Jewellery masterpieces

#jewelleryfacts365 265/365 Pearl fact

Monday, April 24, 2017

 Most freshwater cultured pearls sold today come from China.

Art Nouveau necklace with black pearls

Monday motivation


#jewelleryfacts365 264/365 Emerald fact

Sunday, April 23, 2017

In Ancient Rome, Nero supposedly watched gladiator fights through a large transparent emerald as he found the color to be calming.

Rough emerald. I am sure, Nero had a much better quality piece, thugh :)

Nature's gems

#jewelleryfacts365 263/365 Silver fact

Saturday, April 22, 2017

During the European Industrial Revolution, people found that their .800 silver was tarnishing much faster than before - a reaction to the new pollutants in the air - from burning coal in the factories. .925 silver tarnishes not as much. Interesting enough, but we love tarnished silver and tarnish it with chemicals for a dramatic look!

Tarnished silver in the background for a more dramatic look

Craft Day

What I knitted while was taking a break from blogging..

I started with a tiny hat :) It is too small now for her, so I have re-used this yarn again for another hat by now:



 
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