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Did you know?

1. Small wonder they’re so valuable! Most Diamonds are 1-3 Million years old. That’s impressive!

2. The color of gold: Pure Gold is always yellow, but it can be changed by adding in different metals. This is how we get white gold, red gold, pink cold, green gold, etc.

3. Jewelry slang: Popular slang terms for jewelry include bling bling, ice, kandi, and rock.

4. Movies anyone??? In the musical “Moulin Rouge”, Nicole Kidman wore the most expensive piece of jewelry ever designed specifically for a movie. She wore a necklace valued at approximately $1 million and it was made from platinum and 1,308 diamonds.

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40 fascinating jewellery facts!

  1. What is the oldest known jewellery ever found ? 100,000 year old beads made from Nassarius shells.
  2. The word jewellery comes from jewel, from the old French jouel, which in turn comes from the latin jocale, which means ‘plaything’.
  3. The Americans call it jewelry, everyone else calls it jewellery.
  4. In many cultures jewellery is supposed to ward off evil, for example the famous Egyptian ankh.
  5. Through history live insect jewellery has been popular. The Egyptians may have been the first to do so, wearing scarab beetles into battle. But the Mexican Maquech Beetle and Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroach have also been used in jewellery. In Britain the Victorians loved it, often sporting huge, vivid live beetles attached to their clothing by tiny, fine gold chains.
  6. 24 carat gold is 99.9% pure, and most US and European jewellers think it’s too soft for jewellery. But 24 carat gold is the norm across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
  7. Platinum alloys range from 900 (90% pure) to 950 (95% pure).

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Time is money so save on both

Times have changed and with it so has our view on watches. Nowadays, more people own cell phones than ever before – and cell phones have clocks. So who needs a watch?

Putting being able to tell the time aside, we think you’ll agree there’s still something special about watches. Think about it. You’d never engrave a cell phone and give it to a best friend for their 40th. Watches, whether analogue or digital, have endless aesthetic appeal and are also beautifully intricate on the inside. Take a look at all the elements that go into a watch, don’t worry though, our staff know exactly how to ensure you get the perfect watch for you or your loved one so just come in store and we’ll do the rest.

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