Precious Metals – Jewelry, Coins & Bullion

Mankind has valued precious metals for millennia. Gold artifacts have been discovered dating back 7,000 years and the oldest known gold coin was made in the ancient kingdom of Lydia (located where Turkey is today) more than 2,700 years ago. Precious metals have typically included gold, silver, and platinum. More recently, pallidum has been added to the list. All are considered “precious” because of their

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The Pearl In Literature

pearl – pərl, noun  1. a hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-gray, formed within the shell of an oyster or other bivalve mollusk and highly prized as a gem. 2. a precious thing; the finest example of something.   A lustrous gem produced by  found in the oceans surrounding every inhabited continent, pearls are a rare

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An Introduction to Pearls

Pearls have been treasured by mankind for thousands of years. These beautiful spheres with gorgeous luster have been traded as currency and prized as some of the most valuable jewelry on the planet. They are revered in literature, adorn the bodies of royalty and celebrities, and conjure images of wealth and prosperity. Until the 20th century,

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