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Myths vs Facts in Jewellery

Here are some myths you should not believe in:


  • Biting is a suitable method to test out the authenticity of gold – No, there are other soft materials that can be coated with gold;

    • Gold comes in different colours – No, real gold is yellow. Gold is alloyed with other metals to change its colour and strength;

      • Diamonds are Indestructible – No, a diamond can be scratched and damaged by another tougher one;

        • Diamond is the rarest gemstone in the World – No, high-quality emeralds, rubies, and sapphires as well as tanzanies and black opals (among others) are rarer in nature than diamonds;

          • Sapphires are always blue - No, sapphires come in a wide range of colors.

          Some interesting facts:


          • The most common form of silver is sterling silver. This is actually only 92.5% pure silver, with the other 7.5% made up of copper;

            • Silver is now rarer than gold;

              • Silver is the most reflective element, reflecting 95% of the visible light spectrum;

                • In ancient Egypt, silver was more valued than gold;

                  • Gold is the only metal that is yellow. Other yellow metals are alloys;

                    • All the gold ever mined would fit into a cube of 68ft;

                      • An Estimated 99% of Pearls on the Market Today are Cultured;

                      • It takes at least six months to produce a pearl.