How much do you know about the materials that have made the human heart beat faster, kings to wage wars and and queens to lose their head. Gold, diamonds, gemstones, pearls and other precious metals and stones – though money has changed a lot over the years, these materials and their worth have little changed. Enjoy and learn some fascinating facts about jewelry.
Historically, people used to swallow whole pearls because it was believed they were a source of purity, and can ward off the evil influences of disease.
The largest pearl on record weighed 14 pounds.
Back in 1896, an engagement ring from Tiffany would set you back about $40. How things have changed…