The Greeks started using gold and gems in jewellery in 1600 BC, although beads shaped as shells and animals were produced widely in earlier times. Around 1500 BC, the main techniques of working gold in Greece included casting, twisting bars, and making wire.
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Silver Rings are always a hit with most ladies, But here is some fun facts
1. The word ‘silver’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘seolfor’.
2. Silver objects have been found dating as far back as 4000 BC. Historians believe it was first discovered around a thousand years before that.
3. Ancient civilizations learned how to separate silver from lead around 3000BC.
4. In ancient Egypt, silver was valued much more highly than gold.
5. Silver gets a mention in the Bible.
6. Silver was one of the first five elements discovered, along with gold, copper, lead and iron and has been mined for over 6000 years.
7. Silver jewellery was often associated with special powers by ancient civilizations; they believed it brought healing powers, good fortune, and warded off evil spirits.
8. There was a consecutive shortage of silver production between 2007 and 1990.
9. In the middle ages, a pound of currency was literally a pound of silver in weight.
10. The Phoenicians stored water, wine and vinegar in silver bottles to avoid bacteria contaminating the liquids.
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Stainless Steel Jewelry
Stainless steel is best known as the material used to make surgical instruments Stainless steel contains at least 10% chromium and, depending on the grade of the stainless steel, it may include smaller percentages of nickel, molybdenum, titanium, niobium and other metals. The percentage of chromium is significant because chromium combines with oxygen to form a thin, invisible layer of chrome-containing oxide. This protective layer is what makes stainless steel “stainless.” Unlike the title, stainless steel is not actually stainless, just extremely resistant to corrosion. Because many stainless steel jewellery-making supplies are unplated, they are an excellent alternative for wearers with allergies and sensitivity to base metals such as copper or brass. For designs where the findings will be in close contact with the wearer’s skin (especially in the summer-time when heat often exaggerates the reaction to the skin), unplated stainless steel is one of the best options available. Stainless steel Jewellery may contain some nickel, but it’s generally considered hypoallergenic for most people. This is the reason that type 316L stainless steel is often used as starter earrings for newly pierced ears.
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Sterling silver Jewelry
Sterling silver Fine silver, for example, 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing, and metals other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing, as well as casting porosity and firesale. Such metals include germanium, zinc, platinum, silicon, and boron. Recent examples of alloys using these metals include Argentium, Sterlium, Sterilite, and Silvadium. mewe jewelry uses only the fines sterling silver in it jewellery to produce only Quality pieces see more sterling silver here
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The spelling difference extends to jeweler (American English) and jeweller (British and Australian English), as well as to other derivatives such as jeweled–jewelled and jeweling—jewelling. But jewel (not jewell) is the standard spelling in all varieties of English.
The simpler, American spelling of the word is part of the legacy of Noah Webster, the early-19th-century educator and lexicographer, best known for his 1831 dictionary, whose attempts to reform the language met with varying degrees of success. He didn’t originate the jewelry spelling, but he was instrumental in making it a part of the American language mostly in Australia we tend to spell it jewellery. but here at mewe-jewelry we are happy either way see more jewelry -jewellery
The History of Gold
Human fascination with gold is as old as recorded history. We don’t know for sure when the first human picked up a gold nugget and thought, “Hey, this is pretty cool.” However, flakes of gold have been found in Paleolithic caves dating back as far as 40,000 B.C.
Most archaeological evidence shows that humans who came into contact with gold were impressed by the metal. Since gold is found all over the world, it has been mentioned numerous times throughout ancient historical texts.
The first firm evidence we have of human interaction with gold occurred in ancient Egypt around 3,000 B.C. Gold played an important role in ancient Egyptian mythology and was prized by pharaohs and temple priests. It was so important, in fact, that the capstones on the Pyramids of Giza were made from solid gold. For me its the love of Gold jewellery that made us start Mew-jewelry
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Humans have used jewellery for a number of different reasons. Most cultures at some point have had a practice of keeping large amounts of wealth stored in the form of jewellery. The earliest known Jewellery was actually created not by humans (Homo Sapiens) but by Neanderthal living in Europe. Specifically, perforated beads made from small sea shells have been found dating to 115,000 years ago in the Cueva de los Aviones
Most modern commercial jewellery continues traditional forms and styles like Online Personalised Jewellery see more @ Mewe-jewelry.com