Sunday, April 23, 2017
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|
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The largest nugget (and the second largest ever) still in existence is the "Hand of Faith", found in 1980 in Australia. It is currently on display at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas.
|Hand of Faith|
In a Sydney zoo gondola, Australia, 2011
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The De Beers company, as the world's largest diamond mining company, holds a dominant position in the industry, and has done so since soon after its founding in 1888 by Cecil Rhodes. De Beers is currently the world's largest operator of diamond production facilities (mines) and distribution channels for gem-quality diamonds.
|Cecil John Rhodes PC (5 July 1853 – 26 March 1902) was a British businessman, mining magnate and politician in South Africa, who served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896|