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10 Facts about Jewelry

10 Facts about Jewelry

March 13, 2019

Jewelry has always been part of every woman's life. But being so in love with jewelry, how well do we know this thing that we've always been adoring? In this blog, we've gathered around some fun and intriguing facts about jewelry that you may not have known before. Here are some few fun facts about jewelry;

1.   It is believed that around 80% of Earth's gold is still buried deep beneath the surface of the ground. It’s really a big world out there and we’ve only properly explored small pockets of it.

2.   Gold is one of the most popular jewelry raw materials because of its shine, longevity and softness. The biggest gold nugget ever found, was found in Australia in 1869. It weighed over 200 pounds.

3.   The oldest known jewelry ever found was the 100,000 year old beads made from Nassarius shells.

4.   Pearls are the only gemstone that comes from a living animal. It is an organic gemstone. They are generally formed within the soft tissue layer of mollusks such as oysters and mussels.

5.   The largest diamond ever found is known as the Star of David or Cullinan I. It weighs a massive 530 carats and is the largest colorless cut diamond in the world.

6.   Ancient cultures believed that the third finger on the left hand, had a special vein called Vena Amoris, the vein of “love,” this vein runs directly to the heart.

7.   The tradition of an engagement ring was introduced in 1477. Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy a gold ring set with a diamond as a token of love.

8.   Although diamonds are believed to be indestructible but although a very hard material, they are not strong. If you hit one with a hammer it will shatter.

9.   The first-ever diamonds were mined in India in the 18th century.

10.   The twelve birthstones came from the twelve tribes of Israel. This tradition originates from stems back to the sacred breastplate of the Priest Aaron that is described in the book of Exodus in the Bible.

If you are someone who invest so much in jewelry. You know how important it is to learn the quality and contemporary trends of jewelry. Here in GLOD, we promise you only the best, finest and stylish pieces of jewelry.