Top 5 Jewellery Facts

Top 5 Jewellery Facts
1. The oldest known jewellery are 100,000 year old beads made from Nassarius shells.

2. The British crown jewels include the massive Cullinan Diamond, a chunk of the biggest ever gem-quality rough diamond ever found. It was discovered in 1905 and weighed 3,106.75 carats, which translates to 621.35g in weight!

3. The word diamond comes from the Greek work ‘adamant’ – which means steadfast or invincible

4. Most pearls made today are cultured, or man-made. This process is done by inserting a small shell into oyster, who then painstakingly covers it with pearl material over a minimum of three years.

5. Throughout history, jewellery has often been about status. In ancient Rome, for example, only some high ranking people were allowed to wear rings.