Gold Earrings

Gold Earrings

The word jewellery comes from jewel, from the old French jouel, which in turn comes from the latin jocale, which means ‘plaything’. 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. Engagement rings date back to 1477, first popularised by the marriage of Maximilian the 1st to Mary of Burgundy. The Indians have been making fine jewellery for more than 5000 years, an obsession kicked off by the Indus Valley Civilization. People started making jewellery in China around the same time, but it didn’t become widespread until Buddhism started to gain popularity about 2000 years ago. mewe-jewelry

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