01 Aug Weekly Fact – Lockets

Early lockets were worn as devotional or reliquary jewellery, made in the Middle Ages and Renaissance to hold a saint's relic. In the 16th century, monarchs like Elizabeth 1 often presented gifts of lockets holding their portrait to favored courtiers....

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22 Dec Birthstones

Interesting facts - Birthstones are believed to date back to the time of Moses. It's believed that the breastplate of the high priest of the Jews he led out of Egypt was made with 12 coloured gemstones, representing the 12 tribes of Israel. A corresponding...

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13 Jun Diamond weight

Interesting facts - Diamond weight, the words "carat" comes from the Mediterranean carob tree, whose seed was used for centuries as the standard for weighing precious stones....

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