What are some interesting facts about pearls


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1. Expensive movie jewelry
2. The largest pearl in the world
3. Cleopatra and the pearl
4. Dangerous jewelry
5. The largest ring in the world


Curious facts about jewelry

If you read today's blog post, you would have a good chance of getting into any quiz. Why do you ask yourselves? Well, the information I am offering you today are typical questions that you might stumble upon in some quiz shows. Not exactly general knowledge, but still interesting and possibly an advantage. Because they all revolve around the topic of jewelry. Just viewed from a completely different point of view. So if you want to know how Cleopatra destroys a sinfully expensive pearl or what size the largest ring in the world has, then read on. And if it doesn't help you in a quiz show, then you at least have an interesting topic to talk about to bridge boring situations. ;)

1. Expensive movie jewelry

In films, not everything that glitters is gold. Sometimes, however, the film studios let their equipment cost a lot. This is what happened for the film Moulin Rouge, for example. There Nicole Kidman wears a necklace that cost more than $ 1 million. No wonder, because the good piece was specially made for the film and consists of platinum and more than 1,300 diamonds, a total of 134 carats!

2. The largest pearl in the world

What woman does not dream of a pearl necklace, after all, it is one of the most elegant pieces of jewelry one can imagine. Thanks to cultured pearls, such precious goods are also quite affordable today. Nevertheless, there are very special pearls that cost a real fortune. For example, the largest pearl in the world, the pearl of Lao Tzu or also called the pearl of Allah. It is a real shell pearl that was found 80 years ago before the Philippines. She weighs over 6 kg and is almost 24 cm long. So something to look at instead of to wear. ;) Maybe it's also because your sales almost always failed. Or at the estimated price of a good $ 60 million.

3. Cleopatra and the pearl

Cleopatra was known for being able to make important and sometimes spectacular decisions (without batting an eyelid). She also loved luxury, celebrated it in her very own way. She didn't just wear it on her own body. It is said that she once destroyed an extremely valuable pearl by simply swallowing it. The reason for this is said to have been a bet between her and her lover Marc Antonius. She claimed she could eat ten million sesterces in just one meal. She achieved this by dissolving the pearl in a vinegar solution and then drinking it. Well, it certainly wasn't delicious.

4. Dangerous jewelry

Some pieces of jewelry look anything but harmless. They have pointed shapes, jagged edges, sharp corners and edges. But most of the time it is still quite harmless. Or maybe not? According to a study, more than 50,000 people injure themselves from their jewelry every year, at least in the United States. And I don't think all of them wear jagged, pointed jewelry like this. How exactly they did it now, I would rather not know. However, you should sometimes be careful and, for example, take off all jewelry in certain professions. And just turn on common sense. ;) By the way, I have not yet found a comparable study for Germany. But maybe we're just a little more cautious in this country.

5. The largest ring in the world

Probably the largest and heaviest ring in the world was actually made for promotional purposes. Because wearing it would be almost impossible unless you had steel fingers and were a giant. This ring, which was made in 2000, weighs a whopping 64 kg! In addition, it is really gigantic with a diameter of 220 cm. Over 50 goldsmiths worked on the golden, 21-carat ring. It is set with more than 5 kg of precious stones. That can hardly be surpassed. Nice to look at. But to be honest, I prefer jewelry that you can actually wear.