Interesting 8 Jewelry Facts Straight from History

Interesting Jewelry Facts

Every woman can’t deny the fact that we all adore jewelries—aside that they are stunning; it has been a guilt indulgence pass down to us by our ancestors. Ever since the start of history, even from the era of cavemen, it was discovered that men gave their wives bracelet made from things they found valuable during their time as gifts to them. And since then, thorough history jewelry has been a symbol of luxury and extravagance. It has always been valuable and considered as treasures.

Here are some of the most interesting facts about jewelry and their value thorough history:

Jewelry comes from ancient French word “joaillere”

1. The word jewelry originally came from the ancient French word “joaillere” which means joy and gladness.

Egypt once believed to dissolve a pearl worth around $12,500

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopara: Image from Biography Online
 2. Cleopatra of Egypt was believed to once dissolve a pearl which worth around $12,500 in a glass of wine and drank it, all because she wanted to win a bet with Marc Antony.

Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring from
3. Long before, there were really no engagement rings. It was just when it was declared as a necessary statement of intent by Pope Nicholas I in 860 A.D.

Ruby Ring
Engagement Ring
4. Didn’t you know that the ruby is actually a sapphire? A red sapphire to be specific.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II – Image from Celebrity Net Worth
5. Want to know where Queen Elizabeth II keeps her jewelry? Well according to hearsay, her jewelry display is located below the Buckingham Palace in a special room roughly the size of an ice rink.

Pearl of Lao Tzu

Pearl of Lao Tzu Image from AvaDesign
6. The largest pearl ever to be found was known as The Pearl of Lao Tzu, it weighs around 14.1 lbs. and 10 inches in diameter.

Most Expensive piece of jewelry for a movie

A still from Moulin Rouge with the necklace
7. The most expensive piece of jewelry that was made for a movie was that necklace worn by Nicole Kidman in the musical movie, Moulin Rouge. It was worth $ 1 million and was designed by Stefano Canturi. The necklace was made of platinum and 1,308 diamonds with a combined total of 134 carats.

The Love of the Sea

The Love of the Sea image from Scientific America
8. Didn’t you know that the necklace in the movie Titanic, “The Heart of the Ocean” was really inspired by a true necklace existing in the RMS Titanic? It was worn by Kate Phillips which was given to her by her lover Henry Morley. The necklace was called “The Love of the Sea” instead and unlike the story of Rose and Jack, Kate and Henry actually eloped and hope to start a new life in New York. Henry died in the icy Atlantic waters while Kate who was pregnant survived with her necklace.

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