Jewelry has been created and worn by humans for thousands of years. Value
of jewelry’s precious metals and gemstones have undergone vast changes
in these years, but there are certain facts that remain the same. Let’s
look at these unexpected facts about jewelry and gemstones.
As seen in the video, diamonds are one of the hardest gemstones in the
world, but they can shatter when hit with a hammer or hard object. Diamonds
will also turn into graphite over time. Platinum is a popular metal found
in jewelry today, but it was only first introduced just over 100 years
ago in 1896. Pure gold is yellow in its true form, but its color can change
when other metals and alloys are introduced.
Learn more fascinating facts with the help of Coins of the Realm and
collectables specialists. We work in rare coins, rare stamps, and jewelry near Rockville,
MD. We are available to answer questions at (301) 340-1640.