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The World’s Most Expensive Silverware

The world's most expensive silverware
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One of the oldest precious metals, silver has been used to fabricate some of the first tools and currency used by mankind. The earliest silver mines recorded were located in Anatolia (now Turkey), in the 5th century BC, and the metal was exported for tableware used by Greek and Roman aristocracy. More than a utilitarian […]

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Royal Jewelry Designer to Henry VIII: Hans Holbein the Younger

Hans Holbein the Younger
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Hans Holbein the Younger, German-Swiss artist of the Northern Renaissance, is most well-known for his incredible and meticulous masterpiece, The Ambassadors, painted in 1533. To this day, viewers are still impressed by the symphonic jewel tones, the lushly rendered fur and silk costumes, and the fastidious depiction of the musical and scientific instruments on the […]

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What is Melee?

Posted In: Diamonds , Gold & Diamond Jewelry , Pawn Shop

Not to be confused with the definition of melee that means a tumultuous ruckus or disordered fray, in the world of jewelry, melee are very small diamonds. The Gemological Institute of America classifies any diamond weighing less than 1/5 carat to be melee, meaning that these little treasures can be as small as 1/1000 of […]

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