Researching about customs, trends and facts about jewelry we came across a few worth sharing:
- People have been swallowing precious Pearls whole and in a powdered form for ages as a medicine for sicknesses. Mostly done in Asia, the interesting fact about this is, that Pearls are mostly made of calcium carbonate, which is a antacid, so about the only thing they are curing is a upset stomach.
- Opals are said to bring wisdom and good fortune. In ancient times people believed that Opals were pieces of heaven that had fallen out of the sky due to violent thunderstorms.
- People believed that gold came from the Sun in ancient times. There were even Religious groups that believed gold were tear drops from their Sun Gods.
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