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Jewel Day
Special Interest
I have enough jewelry - said no one ever!

When: March 13th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

You could celebrate by a few different ways.  First put on some great music by artist "Jewel" and think about some jewelry you would like to adorn yourself or a loved one with.  Second you could watch the classic 80's movie "The Jewel of the Nile." Read about the famous Crown Jewels that are arguably the most famous collection of jewelry in the world, consisting of an array of jewels from the monarch in the United Kingdom.

Numbers

There are 23,578 precious stones that make up the Crown Jewels.

Description

In ancient history, pins, clasps and various other devices that were invented to hold clothing together, also became the place where identification and rank was displayed on a person.  This resulted in time of people decorating the pins with shiny and elaborate decorative stones.  The earliest finding of jewelry was dated around 25,000 years ago and was a necklace made of fish bones  found in a cave in Monaco. Dating back to the days in Egypt when Pharaohs ruled, they Egyptians used to use many jewels in decoration of tombs as they thought their treasures would carry into the afterlife. Today, the precision gemstone that was originally mined in India called the diamond is probably the worlds most recognized and sought after of all jewels.
 

Interesting Facts

  1. The word necklace, dates from the late 1500s, puts the words neck with lace, meaning "cord."
  2. Even though the Crown Jewels are considered priceless, it has been estimated that they are worth $4 Billion.
  3. Emeralds are known for their fine green to bluish green color, and are so old that some historians report that the Egyptians mined them as early as 3500 BC.
  4. Turquoise has always been a favorite gemstone among Native Americans and they are found primarily in the largest turquoise-producing region of the world in the southwest part of the United States.
  5. Platinum, gold, and silver jewelry, there are the 3 main methods to create finishes around jewels.

Information

Observed:
  • March 13th
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