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Some interesting facts about Gold:

Gold's atomic number of 79 makes it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally in the universe. It is thought to have been produced in supernova nucleosynthesis and from the collision of neutron stars. To have been present in the dust from which the Solar System formed. Because the Earth was molten when it was just formed, almost all of the gold present in the early Earth probably sank into the planetary core. Therefore, most of the gold that is present today in the Earth's crust and mantle is thought to have been delivered to Earth later, by asteroid impacts during the Late Heavy Bombardment, about 4 billion years ago.

Gold was highly valued from from the earliest recorded times in history. It seems that the Egyptians developed gold smelting some 5600 years ago (about 3600 BC) using clay blowpipes to heat the smelter contents.

In 1422 the Venice Mint made ("struck") 1.2 million gold ducats using 4.26 metric tonnes of gold.

The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in America by early 1848 sparked the Gold Rush. Thousands of prospective gold miners traveled by sea or land to San Francisco and the surrounding area. By the end of 1849, the population was some 100,000 compared with the pre-1848 figure of less than 1,000. Settlement in California continued and by the end of the decade the state’s population was 380,000. The Gold Rush undoubtedly sped up California’s admission to the Union as the 31st state.

In 1933, Executive Order 6102 and the Gold Reserve Act had made it a criminal offense for U.S. citizens to own or trade gold anywhere in the world, with exceptions for some jewelry and collector's coins. By 1975 Americans could again freely own and trade gold.

http://cgmfindings.com/cgm/content/interesting-facts-about-gold

#gold   #metasmith   #metalsmithing   #geology   #rocks   #minerals   #metalsmith   #tucsongemshow  
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Elements:
Elements are atoms, the smallest piece that we can split matter into (except for subatomic particles and other things that we'll leave to the physicists). These are the core natural elements we find on Earth. Different elements have different properties. So Elements are the molecular breakdown of the Earths atoms and molecules. What makes up the Earth on a molecular level.

Minerals:
So if the Earth's Elements are a molecular breakdown of the Earth. Elements often are stacked together with other elements to form minerals. Minerals are simply a collection of one or more elements that are stacked neatly together in a form called a crystal structure. 

Rocks:
Rocks are a composed of one or more minerals. A rock can be made up of only one mineral or a rock can be made up of a number of different minerals.

So, minerals are composed of one or more of the Earth's elements and rocks can be composed of one or more minerals.
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Interesting Rocks: Cinnabar, which is composed of Mercury, is a red quartz-like mineral that has a higher light refraction than a diamond but yet is so toxic it causes shaking, loss of sense, and death.
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We stock over 16000 colorful jewelry findings in gold filled and sterling silver.
It's so much fun to discover and combine our colorful jewelry findings to create exciting jewelry people love. So many to choose from and at such a low wholesale price point, you have room to get creative.
We have lots of bezelled gemstone and druzy quartz pendants and connectors that come in lots of awesome colors! #jewelry   #jewelrymaking   #jewerlysupplies   #sterlingsilver   #goldfilled   #wholesalejewelrysupplies   #silverfilled   #gemstones   #druzyquartz   #pendants   #jewelryconnectors   #jewelryclasps  
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Night and Day. Take jewelry and table top photos better! Learn  how to easily make jewelry photos and objects look awesome with this quick tutorial. Keep IN light. Block OUT reflections. Build a light box with paper. Use basic household materials. Pick up new tips and photo taking tricks.   #happyhalloween   #phototricks   #phototips   #jewelryphotography   #productphotography   #DIY   #jewelrymaking   #jewelrydesign   #jewelrysupplies   #phototechniques   #photoshop   #lighting   #lightbox  
Free tips for photographing jewelry the easy way without costly photo equipment.
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If you  are looking for Druzy Quartz findings, connectors, pendants, earrings and a whole lot more, CGM Findings is your one stop shop to get all the Druzy Quartz you need. Plus get jump rings, jewelry chain, and clasps at a super low price all in the same online store.

It's so easy to order from us, just browse through our large selection and check out!

http://cgmfindings.com/cgm/content/druzy-quartz-selections-for-jewelry-making
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In Fashion, Black is back.

With Fashion Week circuit in place Paris Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week, the designs are in and there's no turning back.
Make no mistake everyone got a run for the money with the major players of the fashion world working for the Fall Winter 2015 season.

There is, of course, plenty more to follow, but with some major tracks laid down on the fashion circuit, a lot can be said for 2015 so far.

photo: Fall Winter 2015-16 / Emanuel Ungaro


#PFW #parisfashionweek #fashionweek #NYFW #newyorkfashionweek #FW15 #MFW #milanfashionweek #LFW #londonfashionweek 
Make no mistake everyone got a run for the money with the major players of the fashion world working for the Fall Winter 2015 season.
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It's all in the details.

A pull of some new jewelry designs from the runway this year / Spring 2017.
From #Altuzarra, #CushnieEtOchs, #RagandBone, & #ToryBurch.
Nothing too grand, mostly minimal, nice to look at, as a plus, a bit more emphasis on accessories and jewelry for 2017.

Take a look for yourself: -)

http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/g28724/spring-2017-jewelry-trends/?thumbnails&slide=45
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Minerals with phosphorescence can glow for a brief time after the light source is turned off. Minerals that are sometimes phosphorescent include: calcite, celestite, colemanite, fluorite, sphalerite, and willemite. Thermoluminescence is the ability of a mineral to emit a small amount of light upon being heated.
Below is a picture of Fluorescence and birefringence of 445 nm laser in calcite crystal.
Calcite fluoresces blue under short wave. Calcite fluoresces pink under long wave.
That's right, glowing rocks.
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It's never been easier to add colorful gemstone jewelry supplies to your next jewelry project. Choose from gemstones like Pyrite, Black Spinel, Smokey Quartz, Rainbox Moonstone, Carnelian, Lemon Topaz, Green Onyx, Clear Quartz, Labradorite, Sea Green Chalcedony, Mother of Pearl, Turquoise. The best part is the price!
Go ahead. Get creative! Make irresistible eye candy! With our sterling silver gemstone connectors the possibilities are endless!
#sterlingsilver   #gemstone   #jewelrysupplies   #pyrite   #quartz   #lemontopaz   #greenonyx   #rainbowmoonstone   #carnelian   #labradorite   #chalcedony   #motherofpearl   #turquoise   #jewelryconnectors   #jewelrypendants   #wholesale   #wholesalejewelrysupplies  
Adding colorful jewelry findings to your next project has never been easier. Choose from a nice array of colors to make colorful eye candy jewelry projects.
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If you want to get started in Jewelry making, we wrote a neat little quick and easy article on essential jewelry making tools that will give you jump start in the right direction. It is a great way to gather initial tools and supplies to start jewelry making projects.   #jewelrymaking   #jewelrymakingtutorials   #jewelrymakingtools  
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Another exciting early announcement for #NYFW   Read our prediction for upcoming #FashionWeek http://cgmfindings.com/cgm/content/fashion-week-2016
 
When code meets fashion, beautiful things happen! See the #DressedInCode debut at #NYFWgoo.gl/UqUDEK 
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