Holiday season, fancy is the word that best describes the most popular kind of diamond
Holiday season, fancy is the word that best describes the most popular kind of diamond jewelry gifts that are not only beautifully unique, but have lasting value too. No longer is diamond jewelry limited to classic pure white, colorless gems. Today, thanks to advanced technology, colored diamonds, called “fancies” are now very affordable and available in a host of beautiful hues that sparkle with a brilliant inner fire that sets diamonds apart from all other gems. And you can choose from a rainbow of vivid colors including red, blue, pink, yellow, brown, peach, orange, purple, green, violet, gray, and black.
Even better, fancy colored diamonds are also available in a variety of special diamond cuts also called “fancies.” These exciting shapes deliver maximum brilliance and include heart, star, double pointed marquise, oval, teardrop, princess, triangle, and emerald. In addition, you have the choice of a wide array of new and beautiful fancy settings that highlight the diamond’s exquisite beauty. They’re available in white or yellow karat gold, platinum, palladium, or sterling silver. This year, you can be sure that a gift of fancy holiday diamond jewelry…a ring, tennis bracelet, necklace, or pin…will not only be the most treasured holiday gift, but will also have value that lasts a lifetime.
Fascinating Facts About Gold
The Pharaoh Hatshepsut of Egypt (1458 – 1470 BC)
was a woman who was fond of gilding her face with gold and silver dust. She was also known as “Son of the Sun” and depicted in contemporary art as a man.
The Klondike Gold Rush
began in August 1896 along the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. A total of 12.5 million ounces of gold have been taken from the Klondike area since its discovery.
Almost All The Gold ever mined is still around today, unlike any other element on earth. Some is in museums, some in illuminated manuscripts, some buried in vaults of central banks, or in shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea, and a lot of it is in today’s jewelry.
King Solomon’s Mines
were a fabulous source of gold in Biblical times. It was thought they were in mysterious Ophir or the legendary land of Punt. But their exact location was lost for centuries. Then in l976,a Saudi American team of geologists located King Solomon’s mines in the Saudi Arabian desert in a mountainous area called “The Cradle of Gold” midway between Mecca and Medina.
The Golden Fleece, described in the classical legend of Jason and the Argonauts, was based on actual fact. The fleece was a sheepskin staked in the bottom of a gold bearing stream to trap alluvial gold in its lanolin-rich wool. Fleece was used throughout much of the ancient world as well as by 19th Century gold prospectors in the United States and Australia.
Gold Is An Extremely Heavy Metallic Element. It is one and a half times as heavy as lead and twice as heavy as silver. It is so compact, that a cubic foot of gold weighs about half a ton.