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A History Of Gold And Diamond Jewelry

Oct 30, 2007
Tears of the sun, this is how the Incas first referred to gold. Through out history gold has been the first and most valuable ore to mankind. Its first uses were ornamental then as it still is today. This valuable substance has long been a number one basis for world wide currency.

Hardly any other substance known to us has been more significant in its uses from adornment to economy. From ancient Egypt to the gold fields of California in the 1800s, its possession has made many rich beyond their wildest expectations.

Though the earliest knowledge of the first ones to make use of gold may be lost to us, what it has meant to us since then is remarkable the world over.

Making articles of adornment with gold goes back as far as we can trace. Using it for that same purpose today is greater than ever. The combination of gold with gem stones goes back hundreds and hundreds of years, combining it with diamonds, almost as long.
Gold and diamond jewelry is probably the most popular combination ever achieved.

It is found in every imaginable piece of jewelry. Rings with diamonds during the 14th and 15th century amongst the royalty of Europe started a voracious appetite for them. Elaborate necklaces and bracelets were done in gold with diamonds. Gold had been used in the making of royal crowns throughout history, but during this time diamonds were the crowning touches, so to speak.

Gold and diamond jewelry first became fashionable in America at the turn of the 20th century when diamonds had begun to become more available to the common masses. The rich and the famous prided themselves in the elegant creations they wore. White gold was used in many styles of jewelry at this time. Platinum was used also as an option to gold.

The gold used in jewelry making today is usually 10k or 14k yellow or white gold. Jewelry made in countries like India is more likely to be made from 18k or 21k gold, which is softer than 10k or 14k.

The diamonds used in gold jewelry creations can vary a great deal in quality and price. It is common today for those wanting gold jewelry with diamond embellishments to have fake or laboratory produced diamonds instead of real ones when cost is a factor.

The sought after glamour of a gold and diamond piece of jewelry can be achieved, even if the diamonds may not be what is considered real.
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