Did You Know These Facts About Jewelry and Gemstones?

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.

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