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Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

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How much do you know about the materials that have made the human heart beat faster, kings to wage wars and and queens to lose their head. Gold, diamonds, gemstones, pearls and other precious metals and stones – though money has changed a lot over the years, these materials and their worth have little changed. Enjoy and learn some fascinating facts about jewelry.
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Fascinating Facts About Jewellery
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Historically, people used to swallow whole pearls because it was believed they were a source of purity, and can ward off the evil influences of disease.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

The largest pearl on record weighed 14 pounds.


Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

Back in 1896, an engagement ring from Tiffany would set you back about $40. How things have changed…

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

Elizabeth the II, Queen of England, has a jewelry collection that is estimated at about $57 million dollars.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

The famous jewel from the movie Titanic was actually based on an actual rare and large sapphire that was went down with the titanic and never recovered.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

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All diamonds turn to graphite over an extremely long period of time


Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

While diamonds are one of the hardest substances in nature, there are many man-made, synthetic nanomterials , synthetic nanomaterials that are much harder.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

However hard a diamond is, it is not strong. You can break any of them with a hammer. If you hit one with a hammer it will shatter.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

Engagement rings were declared as mandate for marriage as far back as 860 A.D by Pope Nicholas I.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

Opals may sometimes be made of up to 30% water

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

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Platinum was not used in jewelry until 1896, by Cartier.


Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

Contrary to common belief, emeralds can be more valuable than diamonds when they are of very high quality.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

The real color of gold is yellow and any other color means the gold is not completley pure.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

The Star of Asia is one of the largest sapphires known in the world, and is currently housed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

All the gold ever mined in the history of the world can be compressed into an 18-yard cube, roughly 1/10 of the Washington Monument

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

In all the oceans, however, there is an estimated 10 billion tons of gold.

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Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

Why are pearls so rare? Only 1 out of 10,000 oysters will create a pearl.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

For each one millions diamonds that are mined, only a single one will become jewelry.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

The U.S. is the world?s largest consumer of diamonds

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

3 out of 4 American brides receive engagement rings with gold and diamonds.


Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

All diamonds are over 3 billion years old, as that is the time it takes the process to create them from pressure.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

The most expensive piece of jewelry created for a movie was Nicole Kidman?s necklace in Moulin Rouge. It is expected to sell for $1 million.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

The twelve birthstones came from the twelve tribes of Israel


Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

Why is this particular finger the ‘ring finger’? Because people used to believe that finger had a vein the connected straight into the heart. That’s pretty darn romantic.

Fascinating Facts About Jewellery

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