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#jewelleryfacts365 271/365 Pearl fact

Sunday, April 30, 2017

In 1914, pearl farmers began growing cultured freshwater pearls using the pearl mussels native to Lake Biwa. This lake, the largest and most ancient in Japan, lies near the city of Kyoto. The extensive and successful use of the Biwa Pearl Mussel is reflected in the name Biwa pearls, a phrase which was at one time nearly synonymous with freshwater pearls in general.

Gorgeous boho necklace. Biwa pearls

Nature's gems

Emerald crystals with Pyrite

#jewelleryfacts365 270/365 Diamond fact

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas is the world's only diamond mine open to the public and this is a dig-for-fee operation for tourists and rock enthusiasts. An average of 74,000 visitors comes to the park each year. About one out of 100 visitors find a diamond.

The Crater of Diamonds State Park

Craft day

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

Crocheted baby bonnet

#jewelleryfacts365 269/365 Platinum fact

Friday, April 28, 2017

South Africa produces 80% of the world production and has most of the world's known platinum deposits.

An aerial photograph of a platinum mine in South Africa.

Sold one-of-a-kind jewellery

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sydney, Australia, 2011


#jewelleryfacts365 268/365 Diamond fact

Synthetic diamonds found industrial applications almost immediately after their invention in the 1950s; another 570,000,000 carats (114,000 kg) of synthetic diamond is produced annually for industrial use.

Jewellery masterpieces

#jewelleryfacts365 267/365 Platinum fact

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Platinum is strong and sturdy. Renowned for its superior durability, it will not wear away over time and will not change shape the way many other metals will.


 
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