Gold is durable, gold is beautiful and gold is lasting. But don’t let that fool you, gold can be damaged. It can be scratched and dented when not treated properly. It can develop a film build up of oils from lotions, powder, soap and natural skin oil, which causes it to look dull. The chemicals circulating in the air can slightly oxidize the gold depending on the karat grade used. One more thing, do not let your gold jewelry, especially rings come in contact with common household cleaning products that contain chlorine. Chlorine bleach products can damage your jewelry over time. The moral is: don’t wear your jewelry while doing household chores where chlorinated cleaning products are involved; don’t wear your hand jewelry (rings and bracelets) when you are involved in active sports, …Read more »
Archaeologists in India have discovered a hoard of treasure dating back to the 13th century that includes several gold artefacts.
The find was made by experts from the Andhra Pradesh archaeology and museums department at a construction site in Ghatkesar in Ranga Reddy, just outside Hyderabad, over the weekend.
A total of 75 gold ornaments were uncovered, including earrings, necklaces, armbands and beads.
They are believed to date back to the time of the Kakatiya dynasty, which was known for producing an array of religious art and sculpture.
Professor P Chenna Reddy, director of the Andhra Pradesh archaeology and museums department, told the Deccan Chronicle that it was “rare” to make such a discovery on the eve of Akshaya Tritiya - a day of religious significance in Hin…Read more »
In celebration of the highly anticipated Walt Disney Pictures film Alice In Wonderland, Disney Consumer Products and Swarovski, the worldâ€™s largest producer of cut crystal, are launching an all new collection of jewellery pieces. Consumers will be taken inside the world of â€œUnderlandâ€� to commune with the unexpectedly mad and caring characters in the latest film by Tim Burton. Capturing the spirit of each character in the film, the line features a host of vintage and gothic details inspired by the outlandish personalities found down the rabbit hole, and demonstrate the attention to detail in products that are the result of the long collaboration between Disney and Swarovski.
With notions of time and space that stretch and become distorted, where absurdity abounds in a …Read more »
I never understood why anyone in their right mind would put scrap gold in a flimsy envelope clearly marked as “contains gold” and send it off to some complete stranger just because they ran a TV ad.
What sense does that make?
First you don’t know what could happen to that uninsured envelope in transit.
Second, you don’t know what percentage of envelopes which arrive get tossed into the “missing address” bin that you just KNOW is sitting in the sorting room.
The sorting is probably done by minimum wage employees - making the real question what percentage of your envelopes get accidentally lost by staff and what percentage get lost intentionally by the company?
You simply can’t know and some companies may be legitimate but there are stories…Read more »