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12 Dec 2012

xrisos1.jpgThe colour of gold depends upon the amount and type of impurities it contains. Native gold is typically golden yellow, but in order to vary its colour and increase its hardness for use in jewellery, gold may be alloyed to other metals. Silver, platinum, nickel, or zinc may be added to give a pale or white gold. Copper is added for red or pink gold; iron for a tinge of blue.

Gold purity is defined by the proportion of pure gold metal present, and this is expressed as its carat (ct) value. The purity of gold used in jewellery varies from 9 carat (37/4 per cent or more pure gold), through 14, 18, and 22 carat, co 24 carat, which is pure gold. In many countries, gold is "hallmarked" to indicate its degree of purity.

  • OCCURRENCE Gold is found in igneous rocks and in associated quartz veins, often in small quantities invisible to the naked eye. It is also concentrated in secondary "placer" deposits - as nuggets or grains in river sands and gravels. Gold may still be extracted from placer deposits by the traditional panning method, but modern commercial mining involves large earth-moving machinery and concentrated acids for processing the ore. The main gold-bearing rocks occur in Africa, California and Alaska (USA), Canada, the former USSR, South America, and Australia.
  • REMARK Gold has been used for coins, decoration, and jewellery for thousands of years. It is attractive, easily worked, and wears well.typically rounded and flattened grains

leukoxrisos.jpg Platinum has been used for thousands of years, but it was not recognized as a chemical element until 1735. Of the three precious metals - gold, silver, and platinum - it is the rarest and the most valuable. Chemically inert and resistant to corrosion, placinum does not tarnish when exposed to the atmosphere, unlike silver.

It is silvery grey, grey-white, or white in colour, opaque, and has a metallic lustre. It is slightly more dense than pure gold and about twice as dense as silver. Early jewellers had difficulty achieving the 1,773°C (3,223°F) needed to melt platinum: it was not until the 1920s that the technology was developed sufficiently to work this precious metal.

  • OCCURRENCE Platinum forms in igneous rocks, usually as ores in which the grains of platinum are often too minute to be seen with the naked eye. It may also occur in secondary "placer" deposits in river sands and gravels, and glacial deposits - usually as grains, more rarely as nuggets. The main occurrences of platinum have been in South Africa, Canada (Sudbury), the USA (Alaska), Russia (the River Perm and other rivers running down from the Urals), Australia, Colombia, and Peru.
  • REMARK Although nuggets had been set in rings before 1920, most platinum jewellery dates from after this time. Soft and easy to work, platinum is often fashioned into quite intricate designs.

asimi1.jpgSilver usually occurs in massive form as nuggets or grains, although it may also be found in wiry, dendritic (tree-like) aggregates. When newly mined or recently polished, it has a characteristic-bright, silver-white colour and metallic lustre. However, on exposure to oxygen in the air a black layer of silver oxide readily forms, tarnishing the surface. Because of this, and the fact that it is too soft to be used in most jewellery in its pure form,

silver is often alloyed with other metals, or given a covering layer of gold. Electrum, an alloy of gold and silver in use since the time of the Ancient Greeks contains 20-25 per cent silver. Sterling silver contains 92'/? per cent or more pure silver (and usually some copper), and Britannia silver has a silver content of 95 per cent or more. Both alloys arc used as standards to define silver content.

  • OCCURRENCE Most silver is a by¬product of lead mining, and is often associated with copper. The main silver mining areas of the world arc South America, the USA, Australia, and the former USSR. The greatest single producer of silver is probably Mexico, where silver has been mined from about AD1500 to the present day. The finest native silver, which occurs naturally in the shape of twisted wire, is from Kongsberg, Norway.

Greek Jewellery

  • Ancient Greece until today
  • Neohellenic Jewellery
  • The symbolism of the wedding ring
  • History of Greek Jewellery


mikinaiki-periodos.jpg In the era of Mikinaic civilization 1600-1400 BC there is a big flourish, in citys-states of continental Greece, in metal art (copper, silver tin, gold) and there is a big development of goldsmith and of processing of semi valuable stone (stamp marking) (stonework).

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neoeliniki-periodos18.jpg Jewellery accompanies man at the major stages in his life cycle, such as birth and marriage, as well as at important moments of expressing love. The tradition of silver and goldmithing in Greece is lost in the mists of time. In Greek mythology Hephaestus, god of fire, the "divine smith", appears as the inventa of metal working. In his Olympian forge he fashioned such magnificent works as Achilles shield, Herakles' golden breast-plate, Zeus' scepter and throne, Ariadnes' wedding crown. In the course of 5000 years miniature creations in metd, noble are base, have made their mark on Hellenic civilization.

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veres.jpgThe choice of the wedding ring that will accompany the finger of the right hand forever is a very important case. What is the symbolization of a Wedding ring?? When the wedding ring established as accustom and by whom? First of all we must clearify that an Engagement ring and a Wedding ring is not the same. The engagement ring borned after 13th century when Pope Innokentios. The P declared that it should be a period between the engagement and the marriage.

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vizantini-periodos6.jpg The beginnings of Greek jewellery can be traced back to remote prehistory. Masterpieces of exceptional workmanship and finesse have been found in Crete and on other Aegean islands where the Minoan civilization flourished, while astonishing are the finds from Mycenae, whose civilization succeeded the Minoan and constituted the basis for the development of historical Greek civilization, nurturing the narrative of the Homeric Epic, as well as the literature and iconography of Antiquity.

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