When was blue topaz first discovered?
The origins of this gem were discovered and mined in 1960 by British explorer Max Ostro in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The UK Natural History Museum impressively has the largest cut topaz to ever go on display at their museum.
What kind of earrings did people wear in the 1960s?
Big dangling earrings in geometric shapes, stacks of thick or skinny bangles, colourful flower necklaces, and plastic character pins were all new for the space age youth. Traditional women continued to wear textured gold, pearls, and paste styles.
What kind of earrings were popular in the 90s?
Large and oversized silver hoops were a big trend in the 90s. Diamond stud earrings were a classic choice, but drop earrings, chandelier earrings, and oversized studs were the go-to jewellery for formal events and red carpet.
Is Pink Tourmaline the same as Pink Sapphire?
Pink Tourmaline and Pink Sapphire may look very similar, but they belong to different mineral families and have varying properties. Pink Sapphire is a precious stone that belongs to the Corundum family, whereas Pink Tourmaline is semi-precious and is a part of the Borosilicate mineral family.
What jewellery was popular in the 1960s?
1960s jewellery trends include Mod or pop art colours: blue and yellow, black and white, yellow and green, and pink and red to name just a few. Big earrings in geometric shapes, stacks of thick or skinny bangles, colourful flower necklaces.
Richard Kimball is an American Jewellery Designer
18ct Yellow & White Gold, Diamond stone set clip Earrings
Diamonds: total weight 0.10ct approximately
Date: circa 1940
Stock no: SHAPe 18
Special Features: Throughout 1940s Earrings were worn, mainly in the shape of ear-clips. Pendant earrings were not very fashionable in the 1940s.
18ct Yellow Gold Onyx & Diamond stone set clip Earrings
Brilliant Cut Diamonds: 0.80ct total weight approximately
DATE: circa 1970
Stock no: SHAPe 13
Special Features: In 1970's short earrings tended to favour the half-hoop shape, simply attached to the earlobe by means of a clip fitting. Inexpensive examples made of variously textured gold to more important creations carved in hard stone "ONYX" and embellished with Diamonds. Onyx Hardness 6.5 - 7 ( Mohs scale 1-10 )
18ct Yellow Gold Earrings by Boodle & Dunthorme
DATE: London 2004
Stock no: SHAPe 5
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